Established in 1980, WET is regarded as one of the foremost providers of Building Wet Services and associated turnkey projects in Africa today. In its quest to provide a world-
As a result, the company has enjoyed phenomenal growth, particularly over the past decade, and built up a large portfolio of clients in a wide range of sectors, including most of the major contractors throughout the local construction sector, hotel groups and some foremost mining houses.
As specialist suppliers for the construction, mining, hospitality, and industrial sectors, WET has supplied its range of services during the construction of stadiums, hotels, office parks, malls hospitals, resorts and process plants.
Its capacity to implement international best practice has supported WET in being awarded a number of contracts throughout Africa in countries including: South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dubai, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
WET is regarded as one of the foremost providers of Building Wet Services and associated turnkey projects in Africa. While the company has built up a formidable reputation, in many ways, WET is the company responsible for pioneering this unique concept in South Africa more than 30 years ago.
It all started with an idea in 1978, to introduce passive energy to the South African market. While the market was still unaware of the energy crisis that would emerge some three decades later, Solar 2000 (Pty) Ltd was established well ahead of its time, to supply solar energy products to the public and industrial markets in Southern Africa. With this simple but ingenious concept, the company grew to become a nationwide leader and formidable competitor to more established companies, supplying a range of specialised services and products, including heat pumps and solar heating products to the heating and industrial industries.
In 1997, having recognised an opportunity in the market for an essential service within the construction sector, the company was rebranded as Water Engineering & Pumping Technologies (Pty) Ltd and re-
Over the years WET has evolved into a company that designs, fabricates, installs and commissions the entire range of systems pertaining to the Building Wet Services Industry. Innovation, reliability and expertise have assisted WET in building up a formidable industry reputation. It continues to set itself apart from its competitors by keeping abreast of global trends and innovations, sourcing the best equipment from the top suppliers worldwide and by offering clients a range of highly specialised services, which are backed by service excellence and reliability.
WET is driven by a team of directors that boast a collective 80 years of experience, expertise and knowledge.
Brian Ross, Managing Director
In addition, Brian was an Executive Member of the Sustainable Energy Society of South Africa (SESSA) for eight years as well as part of a Member Working Group at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) for six years.
Today he is also a Gold Corporate Member of the Southern Africa Alternative Energy Association (SAAEA), a Member of IOPSA and an Associated Member of ASPE -
Paulus Damen, Technical & Sales Director
Paulus holds a National Diploma in Technician's Mechanical Engineering and has continued to build on his professional training qualifications throughout his career. Having worked extensively as a commissioning and technical consultant, he now heads up the sales and technical division of the WET Group of Companies. Paulus has also acquired extensive international work experience.
He joined Solar 2000 in 1989 as a Sales Manager. Over the years, along with the other Directors at WET, he has facilitated the establishment of several engineering industrial services companies, all of which are still highly successful concerns today. He was appointed as a Director of WET and all of its subsidiaries in 1999. Paulus is also a member of PDA of South Africa.
Cheryl Ross, Financial Director
Having completed several National Diplomas in Business, Finance, Human Resources and Public Relations Management, Cheryl returned to South Africa in 1976 after working abroad for 8 years. In 1982 Cheryl joined Quest Personnel Group as Manager of the PR Department for 4 years.
Cheryl then joined Brian at Solar 2000 in 1986 as Administration and Financial Manager. Since then she has played a highly instrumental role in establishing the success of the eight subsidiaries companies including Engineering, Import and Export, Financial and Property Portfolios that form part of the WET group of companies.
She was appointed as Financial Director of the Group in 1999.
With an impressive warehouse facility that maintains a stockholding in excess of US $1 million and an annual turnover of above US $12 million; WET includes a full in-
• Submersible pumps
• Lift pump sets
• Bulk water storage
• Pressure boosting systems
• Grey water recovery and distribution
• Black water recovery and distribution
• Rain water harvesting
• Water purification
• Irrigation and storage
• Fire protection systems – Diesel/Electric
• Under floor and space heating
• Swimming pool heating
Hot Water Generation:
• Heat Pumps
• Hybrid Systems
Energy Conservation Services:
• Green building technology
• Heat pump technology
• Heat recovery systems
• Ice Banks – ice storage
• Solar water heating
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