Times have been tough for South Africa’s farmers who have had to contend with everything from crime and policy uncertainty to drought and foot and mouth disease over the past couple of years.
Yet, during South Africa’s biggest challenge yet – the Covid-19 pandemic – they have kept their shoulders to the wheel and continued to deliver much needed food for an anxious nation during lockdown.
“Our farmers deserve recognition. These real-life heroes have relentlessly served our country through an uncertain time. Engol would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to everyone who makes up that all important supply chain that continues to support the essential agricultural producers who put food on tables across South Africa,” says Paul Leask, Engol’s business manager.
This includes everyone from workers on the land, to packers ,retailers and even TWK Agri which is celebrating its 80th birthday in the midst of this unprecedented crisis. Support, an encouraging word and sound advice are invaluable during times like these, Leask points out.
He also extended his thanks to the employees at Engol who have continued to supply a range of high-performance products to a diverse base of customers in often closely connected and inter related sectors such as agriculture, forestry, transport, fuel, engineering, construction and mining sectors.
As a pioneer in the lubricants and oil industry in Southern Africa, Engol provides a comprehensive range of high performance, quality guaranteed oil, greases and utility products that have been specially developed and formulated for gruelling African conditions. These lubricate and protect a range machines and components that are as diverse as Africa itself.
Their comprehensive range is manufactured to global standards, using world-class materials and includes crank case oils, gear box lubricants, transmission fluids, trans fluids, tractor oils, two stroke oils, industrial oils, greases and utility products.
“We have worked tirelessly to refine our high performance, guaranteed performance product range, while developing an effective and efficient supply chain network to support our customers,” explains Leask.
Engol is built on four key pillars – relationships, products, supply and innovation.
When it comes to relationships, Engol adopts a customer-driven approach to everything it does with tailored ﬂexible solutions, a knowledgeable and energetic sales team a single point of contact for orders and sales support as well as sound technical and product support.
Engol’s products speak for themselves and are quality guaranteed, OEM approved and manufactured to global standards.
These are delivered via an effective and efﬁcient supply chain which relies on an expanding network of depots across the region as well as manufacturing ﬂexibly and an integrated e-commerce offering.
Going forward, Engol will continue to embrace innovation through adopting new technology to enhance customer’s experiences, implementing user friendly, adaptable and versatile e-commerce applications, focussing on product and application development and monitoring and evaluating performance.
“The passionate and highly-trained industry experts at Engol strive to adopt a customer-driven approach to everything they do. Offering tailored solutions, a single point of contact for orders and sales and exceptional technical and product support, makes Engol exceptionally well positioned to service the lubricant, greases and utility fluids requirements of TWK & their customers” he says.
Over the coming months, Engol’s core purpose will be to continue to provide farmers with peace of mind because they know that their equipment has the right protection.
“Engol’s range of lubricants are available at most TWK branches. The roll out to the rest of the TWK network will continue. Engol is immensely proud to partner with TWK and would like to extend congratulations on the remarkable achievement of 80 years in business. We wish TWK many years of continued sustainable success ahead,” he comments
Engol’s range of lubricants are available at most TWK branches & the process of rolling out to the rest of the network will continue. Engol is immensely proud to a partner to TWK & would like to extend congratulations on the remarkable achievement of 80 years in business. We wish TWK many years of continued sustainable success ahead.
“We look forward to continuing to support and grow alongside a sector that has contributed an average R599 billion to South Africa’s economy every year between 1993 and 2019. We are also confident that South Africa’s farmers will continue to go from strength to strength once this crisis comes to an end,” he concludes.
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