Flowcrete South Africa has officially become the agents for Scanmaskin machines in South Africa, together with most of Africa as well. Scanmaskin is a well-known international company originating in Sweden, with a presence in all the Nordic countries and beyond, manufacturing grinding and polishing machines and tools for floors such as terrazzo, marble, sandstone – and even wooden flooring.
Therefore, when Ian Harrison, managing director of Flowcrete SA, was approached by Scanmaskin to become a partner he jumped at the opportunity. ”We are very excited to be the Scanmaskin agents in South Africa as we can now provide our clients with an extra service that not many of our competitors can offer,” he says.
Scanmaskin has many benefits compared with other grinding and polishing machines. The machines are completely made of steel and are therefore very durable. They do not contain any thin belts which would need to be replaced regularly. They are easy grinders to manoeuvre and easy to maintain, and the Snap-On system makes changing the grinding segments very easy.
“Using the correct floor preparation equipment is essential in laying sound and well-bonded floors,” adds Ian. “As Scanmaskin manufacture the grinding and polishing machines themselves they can also ‘tweak’ their machines to a client’s specification, especially regarding the power voltage requirements that may differ from country to country. In addition, the grinders are powerful industrial vacuum machines suitable for heavy-duty, dust-free grinding.”
Paulo Bergstrand, the marketing and export manager for Scanmaskin, visited Flowcrete SA to attend the launch in both Durban and Johannesburg, where he gave live demonstrations so that everyone could see how the machines work and feel how easy it is to manoeuvre them.
Flowcrete SA is confident that the Scanmaskin machines are competitive in price and superior in quality, and look forward to a long relationship with Scanmaskin.