PARIS, France (10th September 2012) – Tokheim, one of the world’s largest suppliers of fuel retailing solutions, is delighted to announce that it is back in South Africa thanks to the acquisition of various assets of Petro-Logic from the PSV Group. Tokheim South Africa, the new name for the business, will retain the current experienced management and the existing dedicated and passionate employees. The new business will continue to operate from the head-office in Johannesburg, and three major hubs in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.
Tokheim has been supplying products and services to the South African market since 1969 but sold their business in the region in 2004. Tokheim has retained a Distributor Agreement with Petro-Logic and the PSV Group since this time. Petro-Logic is a leading provider of dispensers, payments & systems solutions and service and maintenance to the fuel retail market in the region. The Tokheim Group is very pleased to be re-establishing a direct Sales and Service Division in South Africa.
Chris Kirstein, Managing Director of Petro-Logic, says, “As a manufacturer and service provider to the fuel retail industry, we have managed many challenging situations to meet customers’ expectations in South Africa and neighbouring countries. South Africa is a very competitive environment and the economic conditions have resulted in generating a very aggressive landscape. Petro-Logic has always maintained the highest business ethics, honesty and dedication to our customers and our business culture remains intact. We are very excited to become a part of the Tokheim Group and look forward to delivering the wider benefits this will bring to our customers on innovation, technology and industry best practice.”
Paul Pedeprat, General Manager, Tokheim IAME Region, says, “Tokheim is very pleased to be back in South Africa. Petro-Logic has a long track record of good equipment and professional maintenance services across the country. They have been a special partner to Tokheim and we are very happy to now be re-establishing a direct operation in South Africa. This investment further confirms the commitment of Tokheim Group to Africa and our ambition to provide our global, regional and local customers with the best technology, equipment and services.”
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Tokheim Group S.A.S., based in Paris, France, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and service providers of fuel dispensing and automation equipment. With operations in many countries around the globe, Tokheim offers customers a complete range of fuel dispensers and pumps, retail automation systems, payment terminals, media devices, replacement parts and upgrade kits, and a full range of support services, including maintenance, service station construction and project management. For more information visit www.tokheim.com
For more information contact:
David MacHale, Tokheim Group Marketing Communications Manager
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