There are very few companies in South Africa that can boast that they have been in existence for over 100 years. Kwikot, the market leaders and market innovators in domestic and industrial hot water storage systems, was established in 1903 and prides it’s self for achieving this unique milestone.
This achievement has come about by manufacturing high-quality products, a sustained new product development program and the dedication and willingness of its employees. There is no doubt that Kwikot has become a household name in hot water storage systems over many years. To illustrate the company’s commitment to product quality, it was the first company to manufacture electric water heaters to the South African National Standards specification (SANS 151), previously the South African Bureau of Standards and was the first company to obtain the SABS 600kPa mark of approval. The company has been associated with the South African Bureau of Standards for over 50 years.
The company’s strategic direction is focusing on its core competencies, market intelligence and continually adding value to the company and its shareholders and which will indirectly also benefit the company’s suppliers, customers and the end user. Activities are coordinated through information sharing, proactive response to market trends and competitiveness of the company.
Kwikot employs the latest geyser manufacturing technologies via technology transfer agreements with European based geyser manufacturer’s.
In 1971 Kwikot introduced high pressure geysers into the South African Market. This was done with wet enamel coating technology in partnership with German Manufacturers. In 1999 the first continuous dry enamel electrostatic coating line was commissioned. This allowed for increased production, quality and efficiency.
In 2007 a second continuous electrostatic coating line was commissioned. This line benefits from further technology enhancements resulting in additional quality and efficiency. A fully automated boiler welding and assembly line was commissioned in August 2008.
Kwikot has a world-class modern ISO 9001 accredited manufacturing facility situated in Benoni, South Africa. The factory totals 80,000 m2 and boosts one of the most technologically advanced enameling plants in the world.
The manufacturing facility is geared to ensure that the high quality standards are consistently met and that all products comply with SABS standards. The facility is being upgraded continuously, ensuring that Kwikot retains its status as the innovative leader in hot water systems.