Condition monitoring specialists WearCheck and her Set Point Group sister companies have been acquired by JSE-listed Torre Industries, an integral business in sectors such as mining, automotive, construction and industrial.
Serving customers in selected high growth markets with the provision of equipment, parts, financing and support, Torre’s focus is the value-added sale and rental of branded capital equipment, the distribution of high quality parts and components, the delivery of critical support services and the provision of financing solutions in support of their customers’ expansion programmes.
Torre’s business units include Parts and Components, which has vast product and brand solutions for the automotive, commercial, off-highway, industrial and construction sectors, as well as aftermarket repair parts and components for earthmoving equipment in the mining
WearCheck was founded nearly 40 years ago in Pinetown, Durban and has expanded to operate a network of ten laboratories across the African continent and beyond. The scientific analysis of used oil from mechanical and electrical systems is WearCheck’s core condition monitoring service, which is used by a range of industries such as transport, power generation, turbine, earthmoving, industrial, transport, shipping and aircraft. Additional services include the analysis of fuels, transformer oils, coolants, greases and filters.
Today, WearCheck has evolved into a ‘one-stop shop’ for condition monitoring, which is dedicated to the optimisation of plant performance management and offers an additional range of monitoring techniques such as vibration monitoring, laser alignment, thermal imaging, balancing, the testing and control of the efficiency of combustion, heat transfer, and milling.
WearCheck managing director, Neil Robinson, says the integration with Torre Industries will have no negative impact on WearCheck customers and the company will continue with normal operations. “We would like to reassure our customers that, as we are integrated into the Torre family, we are excited at the opportunities for development and growth that will evolve,” he says.