Recently Neil Durham, Chief Executive of Wagtech Projects presented as a keynote speaker at Africa Calling.
Africa Calling was a brilliant event hosted by Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, designed to equip businesses with the tools to access the African market. Trading in Africa is increasing and Wagtech Projects is proud to have several office locations in Africa.
We are proud to be trading in the African market and continue to see growth.
Potable water testing kits : A solution for rural water contamination problem
The Mobile Trailer Laboratory has arrived at the University of Mines and Technology in Ghana.
Wagtech Projects is involved in supplying and fitting out mobile labs around the globe.
Each mobile lab is completely different and can be modified for specific requirement’s.
Recently we worked on creating a mobile laboratory for The Nile Basin Initiative.
Mobile Laboratories are vital in reaching secluded areas and battling through rough terrain.
We can also supply all the necessary equipment required to run a fully functioning lab.
It was great to personally receive a delegation from the Malawian governments Department for Climate Change and Meteorological Services. (DCCMS) . This was at the World Meteorological exhibition in Amsterdam last week . Held in parallel with the World Meteorological Organisations (WMO) annual conference, many visitors and potential clients benefited from learning more about Wagtech Projects wide range of products and services, especially throughout the African continent.
The highlight was the recent signing of a joint-venture contract with Nowcast in Germany, for the supply of lightning detection systems in Malawi. Funded by the Green Climate Fund ( GCF) and procured through the United Nations Development Program,( UNDP), this represents a three-year long-term agreement ( LTA) with the Malawi Government. Accurate forecasting and detection of lightning weather patterns will now be possible on a countrywide basis. Wagtech Projects, through its local office in Lilongwe, Wagtech ( Malawi) Ltd will be supporting this ambitious nationwide Initiative via a full installation, commissioning and training program, including the provision of maintenance services throughout the LTA contract.
It is important to us to make sure that no hard work has gone unrecognised, so we decided to reintroduce The Africa Cups. This is to evaluate achievement by our offices and distributors in Africa and show appreciation to the success that has been made this year. In addition, an employee of the year has also been introduced to recognise the best personal effort and achievement throughout the continent.
For the fiscal year previous, being 2016/17, we produced a Gold, Silver and Bronze cup for the prize giving. 2017 Managing Director, Neil Durham travelled to Africa in July to hand deliver and present the cups to the chosen distributors and employee of the year.
Africa Gold Cup
This was awarded to Wagtech Ghana Ltd who were by far the most successful Wagtech office/Distributor on the continent. Many contracts were concluded within 2016/17 with the majority being won directly by Wagtech Ghana Ltd, meaning their contact with the end user client was ever close. Clients included Ministries of Fisheries, Agriculture, Environment, Education and Construction. In addition, there was success within the private sector including, mining, oil and gas.
Neil and Chris Stapleton can be seen presenting the cup to the Wagtech Ghana office in the image to the right, as they travelled to Ghana to present the award which then turned into a double celebration as the Wagtech Ghana’s Sales Manager Emanuel, got married the next day. Meaning it was a great overall celebration all round!
Africa Silver Cup
The Silver Cup was awarded to Wagtech Africa Ltd in Kenya, for their outstanding work and achievements in the East and Southern African region. This has of course, included the country of Kenya, traditionally a very completive market. The Silver Cup was presented by Neil to Ruth Wambui, Regional Director on the shores of Lake Malawi. Ruth expressed her thanks and acknowledged the team effort of her support staff, namely Jacinta and Pauline, both based in Nairobi. Congratulations to you all for the excellent work and “go team Wagtech Africa”!
Africa Bronze Cup
Wagtech’s Ethiopian Distributor, Tsegaye Tadesse of Moretech (Ethiopia) Ltd was awarded the Bronze Cup for their great work. As a new appointment, the relationship has grown and grown very quickly enabling Wagtech to gain access again to the water testing market, plus enabling us to work together on tenders within Education, Agriculture, Environment and Construction. Chris Stapleton will travel to Addis in November to present the Bronze Cup to Moretech and celebrate their success. Well done Tsegaye and we are sure there is more to come within this financial year.
Employee of the Year
This award was presented to George Atongo of Wagtech Ghana namely for his sterling work within Installation, Commission and Training. Chris Stapelton presented the silver plate and paid recognition to George who has worked tirelessly in many countries for Wagtech. This has included turnkey projects in Benin and Burkina Faso, both French-speaking and both with difficult terrains and geographies. George’s ability to teach, train and fix is immense. We are truly grateful to him. Well done George!
We have been very grateful for all the work that has been done throughout Africa and we are looking forward to what we can achieve this year!