BI appoints new Regional Manager for KZN branch

17 May 2017
Leading distributor Bearings International (BI), a member of the Hudaco Group, has appointed Trevor Veeradu as the new Regional Manager at its KwaZulu-Natal branch in Durban. Veeradu has been promoted to his new role following a stint as Junior Sales Representative since 2015.
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His main function to date has focused on contacting new and existing customers to discuss their specific needs, and how BI can offer a total solutions approach. This involved constant site visits and referrals, and identifying new business opportunities.

“BI prides itself on offering comprehensive and effective solutions to meet our customers’ engineering requirements. Our specific strength is that we can tailor resolutions for individual problems and applications,” Veeradu comments. He has also been involved with quoting successfully for larger-scale maintenance projects and contracts.

Veeradu’s career experience to date includes Sales Manager for Argento Industrial Supplies in Isithebe, where he attracted new corporate clients in order to grow the business and maintain and service existing clientele. At the BMG Engineering Hub in Durban, he oversaw heavy- and light-duty treadmill belting, while in his role as External Product Support, he trained on basic drives in 2008.

BI’s main industry focus is the automotive, OEM, and aftermarket sectors in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and other countries within Sub-Saharan Africa. “With our extensive network of more than 47 branches, we support clients in most major cities. However, where the Hudaco Group expands through acquisitions, we will be willing to look into those areas of opportunity,” BI CEO Burtie Roberts explains.

“We are focused on transforming our organisation through cost optimisation and increasing operational efficiency. There also remain a number of opportunities to leverage our partnerships in adjacent industries and explore value-accretive activities. We are very excited and positive about the future,” Roberts concludes.

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About Bearings International
Bearings International (BI) is a member of the Hudaco Group. BI is a leading distributor of bearings and power transmission products in Southern Africa. With its customer-focused approach, BI is committed to delivering value to all its stakeholders, while offering quality solutions that make a real difference to optimising plant availability and turnaround time. With over 58 years in the bearings industry, BI puts its experience to good use by going great lengths to ensure their product range and services meet the changing needs of clients, industry and business. Backed by an elite technical team, BI covers the full spectrum of customer requirements, and is able to ensure immediate availability of products through a nationwide network of branches.

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