PLANNING ahead, John Thompson will continue implementing strategies that will keep the company on a path of sustainable growth into the future, says Theo Lotter, divisional director of the company.
“In terms of areas of focus in the short term, John Thompson will grow its market share of the After Sales and Services Business and also focus on key international customers in terms of New Boiler Plant Solutions for the export market. This effort will be supported by continuous product research and development.”
“When one looks at the medium to long term, we at John Thompson see various changes in the energy market that will create opportunities for the company.”
“The first of these will be the ‘clean solutions’ to existing installations. This will include upgrading and installation of new environmental equipment to improve emissions at existing boiler installations.”
“In the next phase we see a move towards biomass combustion and are working on improving our existing products, for example, bagasse boilers for the sugar industry and also some new products for other industrial applications,” Lotter says.
“Over the next five to ten years the generation of electricity will be a major challenge in South Africa and this area will remain a focus market for John Thompson going forward.”
“We further believe that solar energy will play a major role in terms of renewable energy in South Africa, as we will eventually simply run out of other sources like biomass very soon.”
“John Thompson foresees some exciting changes in the energy market going forward, possibly more than we have seen for many years and after 75 years in the Boiler and Steam Business in Southern Africa we look forward to these challenges,” Lotter concludes.
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