About AES Group

AESSEAL® is one of the world’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems.

Our promise to customers is simple: we aim to give such exceptional service that they need never seek another source of supply.

about-us-mapTo us, the customer really is king. It is our focus on customer service and quality that has seen us grow year on year since we were established in 1979. Today, we have 230 locations worldwide, supplying customers in 104 countries, and employ a global network of sales engineers and technical support specialists.

By investing in pioneering technology, we simplify the whole ordering process and respond quickly to customers’ needs – whatever, wherever. We aim to exceed expectation consistently: in delivery, quality, reliability and service. We’re challenging industry standards, challenging our competitors, challenging thinking – and challenging to become world market leader.

Our philosophy, like our ordering process, is simple: we’ll do whatever it takes to deliver, wherever and whenever it’s needed. Our aim is to consistently exceed expectation and meet even the most complex briefs and challenging lead times.

The AESSEAL® group of companies rigorously adhere to very high ethical standard, which can be summarised as ‘uncompromising integrity’.

The guidelines are simple: do the right thing, always.

All our business activities are completely transparent, and we operate with the same uncompromising integrity in each of the 104 countries where we provide products and services.

For more information, read our anti-bribery and corruption policy here.

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Our dedication to Quality and Customer Service has led to numerous awards:

2013

  • Special Award for Sustainability – North of England Excellence Awards

2011

  • Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade.
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers MX2011 – Overall IMechE Award for Manufacturing Excellence and IMechE Award for Customer Focus
  • International Trade Awards – International Trade Company of the Year

2010

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers – Customer Focus Award

2009

  • BQF (British Quality Foundation) UK Excellence Award
  • 4 Queen’s Awards – Including Sustainable Development

2007

  • BQF – Recognised for Excellence – 4 Star
  • BQF – Achievement Award for Sustainable Future
  • CBI Growing Business Award – Company of the Year

2006

  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers MX2006 Manufacturing Excellence Awards – Overall Winner plus wins in Customer Focus, Logistics and Resource Efficiency
  • Best Factory Awards – Best Engineering Plant in the UK; Best Factory Regional Award (North and Scotland)
  • British Chamber of Commerce National Awards – Business of the Year and Microsoft Award for Outstanding Business Achievement

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Sustainability

This document outlines our approach to a number of social issues, including our impact on Society, the Environment, Supplier, Partner and Employee relations and interactions with customers. These guidelines provide a platform for benchmarking, improvement, innovation and learning, while directly championing the needs of the environment, society and the economy.

Environmental Impact

Through better systems technology we enable companies worldwide to save 95 billion litres (25 Billion US Gallons) of water every year: saving them money and significantly reducing the amount of industrial waste water – one of the main causes of water pollution in the world:

AESSEAL® is committed to the implementation of an Energy Management policy in accordance with ISO 50001, find out more by reading our Energy Policy.

Conservation

AESSEAL® is dedicated to preserving and improving the environment, through better sealing technology and conservation work such as our Wetlands project. Opened in 2005 at the AESSEAL® Global Technology Centre in Rotherham, UK, the Wetlands provide a sanctuary for wildlife as well as a sustainable urban drainage system.

Charity

In partnership with local organizations AESSEAL® has created a charitable fund worth over £1m (US$1.6m) to help fund vital community projects. We also work with the international charity WaterAid, to help transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. AESSEAL® are pleased to support HRH The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Business End Grant Scheme.

“It is impossible to be excellent without being a good neighbour, partner and useful member of the communities in which we live and work. Some call this Corporate Social Responsibility. We at AESSEAL call it common sense.”

Chris Rea OBE, Group Managing Director.

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For more information on WaterAid visit http://www.wateraid.org/uk

Every customer has a named sales engineer, providing two-way dialogue and feedback.

On larger sites, we offer a dedicated on-site presence, ensuring easier communication and better partnerships.

We seek to deliver a customer experience that surpasses expectation and truly redefines what industries expect from their mechanical seal partner. How?

1. Simplicity
Our modular technology means a streamlined ordering process.

2. Customer-Centric
Our people are encouraged to champion the customers’ cause.

3. Guarantees
We offer exceptional promises as ‘Standard’. These include a ‘no-work, no-pay’ warranty and guaranteed 48-hour shipment of standard products (as part of a seal management program).

4. Ethical
AESSEAL® has been recognized as a Climate Change Champion and has received awards for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

5. Partnership
We work with customers to deliver added value and long-term reliability solutions.

6. Investment
Over 7% of annual sales revenue has been reinvested in R&D over several decades. This has almost certainly led to the most advanced range of sealing technology available globally.

We aim to deliver a customer experience that surpasses expectation and truly redefines what the world expects from their sealing specialist.

Our core values place a clear focus on the one thing that matters to us above all others: our customers.

The six ‘Cs’ on this page help give our vision real substance. Our focus is our customers, and that is captured in our core values: To give our customers such exceptional service that they need never consider alternative sources of supply.

1. Commitment.
We are constantly focused on delivering superior products, service and solutions.

2. Character.
We always believe exceptional is achievable and we’re willing to challenge conventional thinking in order to prove it.

3. Confidence.
We have no doubt that our expertise, our products and our exceptional service will establish us as the world number-one supplier of mechanical seals.

4. Competence.
We continually invest in testing and manufacturing equipment as well as recruiting, developing and supporting the most experienced and highly-trained professionals, keeping us at the forefront of our industry.

5. Creativity.
Our investment in research and development leads to a continuous program of new product development and launch. Nobody in our sector is doing more.

6. Collaboration.
We work effectively together, sharing ideas and best practice across our international network.

Quality is non-negotiable – it’s the thread that weaves together all our activities and people.

It’s embedded in our manufacturing, ensuring world-class products, and it’s ever-present in our processes and approach, giving customers an exceptional experience.


AESSEAL has adopted the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. Promoting best practice, it includes measures in all key business areas including resources, people management and customer satisfaction. AESSEAL® is certified to ISO 9001, ISO14001, ISO29001 and OHSAS 18001 for our Global Headquarters and selected global locations. Continuous improvement is part of our culture. AESSEAL®  is a member of the European Sealing Association.

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The AESSEAL® Excellence Program

Regular meetings benchmark standards, monitor progress and shape new initiatives; the Excellence Team is helping us achieve sustained improvements – not least in customer service.

The Q-SEAL Management System

Q-SEAL is a fully integrated management system ensuring continuous improvement across Quality, Environment, Health and Safety and Training.

More than 7% of annual sales revenue has been reinvested in R&D over several decades.

This has led to what is almost certainly the most advanced range of sealing technology available globally.


Modular Technology

Our unique, patented range of pre-engineered components enables 10 million permutations to be configured so that we can rapidly assemble and dispatch solutions to suit your application faster and more cost-effectively than anyone else.

Our technology means machining programs can run automatically – increasing productivity, reducing programming times and costs.

Effective design combined with optimum machining and control of changes allows AESSEAL® to deliver products quickly and affordably. Additionally, our intelligent technology identifies potential issues, improving performance and efficiency.

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Qualification Testing

To deliver sustained reliability performance, we test our products to their limits. Our test rigs can be programmed to validate seal designs against pre-determined criteria, including:

  • Shaft speeds (to 45,000rpm)
  • Challenging temperatures (280°C/536°F)
  • High pressures  (350 bar/5,000psi)

Nobody does more to improve the quality of their products or enhance the customer experience.

AESSEAL In Africa

AESSEAL Botswana (Pty) Ltd is part of the AESSEAL group of companies which is one of the world leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of reliability and environmentally focused products for rotating machinery. This includes mechanical seals, bearing seals and seal support systems.

The focus of AESSEAL Botswana begins with the mining industry and ends with our last customer for the day. “We aim to deliver a customer experience that surpasses expectation, and truly re-defines what the world expects from their mechanical seal partner.”

The dynamic team at AESSEAL Botswana (Pty) Ltd is responsible for stockholding, assembly and repair of mechanical seals, including provision of after sales service and sales of associated products. The application of Belzona epoxy polymeric corrosion, erosion and abrasion systems for rebuild, repair and protection of all types of industrial equipment.

AESSEAL Namibia (Pty) Ltd is part of the AESSEAL group of companies which is one of the world leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of reliability and environmentally focused products for rotating machinery. This includes mechanical seals, bearing seals and seal support systems.

The focus of AESSEAL Namibia begins with the mining industry and ends with our last customer for the day. “We aim to deliver a customer experience that surpasses expectation, and truly re-defines what the world expects from their mechanical seal partner.”

The dynamic team at AESSEAL Namibia (Pty) Ltd is responsible for stockholding, assembly and repair of mechanical seals, repair and assembly of pumps, including provision of after sales service and sales of associated products. The application of Belzona epoxy polymeric corrosion, erosion and abrasion systems for rebuild, repair and protection of all types of industrial equipment.

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AESPUMP

AESPUMP is located in Secunda, South Africa.

Besides a lifting capacity enabling the repair of pumps up to 10 tons, the company has pump testing facilities to ISO 9906, is fully compliant with ISO 9001, 14001 and OSHAS18001, has merSETA approval for apprenticeship training;  is BEE certified to Level 6 and has achieved green rating by Sasol Synfuels.

This facility has been approved as an accredited pump repair and service centre by Sundyne, KSB Pumps, Hidrostal, Ecochem Pumps, Franklin Electric, Netzsch, Helico and SS Pumps.

http://www.aespump.co.za/

Careers

We recruit and develop the most talented individuals, whether that’s in engineering, sales, service or support roles.

Working collaboratively across our global operation, we are one ‘family’ community, where teamwork is encouraged and clarity, mutual respect and understanding are key.

When available our current career opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in any of these roles please email your Covering Letter and CV to erikac@aesseal.co.za

Coming soon.