CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA — Roff Industries announced on Dec. 3 that it has been appointed the agent for Golfetto Sangati in South Africa.

The move has far-reaching consequences for the local industry, as major South African millers now have access to a fully-integrated local Golfetto Sangati resource capable of supplying the Italian brand’s complete range of milling equipment and spares coupled with comprehensive after-sales service, the company said.

“Golfetto Sangati is under new management of the Pavan Group and was looking for a new agent in South Africa,” said Claudio Zavatta, chief executive officer of Golfetto Sangati. “In Roff we found a good partner that will help to improve our business offering in the country. Roff is highly experienced in the field of maize mills, with young staff who are willing to challenge the market with our latest products. Roff also has a well-equipped workshop and well-trained technical staff that allow for efficient after-sales and maintenance services.”

The partnership is significant for Roff too, as after 22 years of successfully serving the medium (up to 120 tonnes per day) maize milling market, it allows the company to enter the large commercial milling market.

Charl Marais, Roff director of company technology, said the company chose to partner with Golfetto Sangati not only because of its prominent standing in the global milling industry, but also because of the values it shares with Roff.

“We share the same design philosophy – to produce quality machines that are affordable and easy to operate. Over and above this, Golfetto Sangati is one of the top three milling equipment manufacturers in the world, and its products are used extensively in the South African market where the brand has a loyal following. As the South African agent for Golfetto Sangati, we are able to service customers looking for both its high-end top of the range milling equipment and its more affordable milling machines,” Marais said.

With Golfetto Sangati machines coming from overseas, purchasing spares and accessing after-sales service was previously tricky for local customers. But with Roff now stepping into this role, large commercial mills can enjoy a more streamlined purchase process with full service back-up on site, provided by Roff’s highly skilled technical team.