SA’s leading Turbo Company, TurboDirect SA now have a new state of the art home for its blue-chip brand’s Honeywell/Garrett, BorgWarner Mitsubishi and Holset turbochargers.
The group have moved into their new tailor-made premises which will now house all their divisions, and brands - 40 Electron Avenue, Isando
South Africa’s largest and leading turbo specialist TurboDirect S.A has moved into their new home and it’s all green for go for the company, the new premises now accommodate 6 separate previous business locations under a single roof, this includes all their blue chip international brands and products. Stock holding will be consolidated, repairs and the new fitment centre will also be incorporated into this one location, plus their new training centre. The R&D and 5 axis CNC machining factories will still be done in the existing location close by the new offices.
One of the best kept secrets in the Turbo business to people not aware of the structure, is TurboDirect S.A, is the only company that stocks and are the official agents for the genuine OE replacement turbo’s in South Africa that are identical to the turbo that were originally fitted to your vehicle, engine, or machine from day one.
The industry both trade and the end users (car owners) are not all aware that the TurboDirect S.A brands are OE, more importantly they are not aware that these units can be purchased at a very affordable price directly from TurboDirect SA. Often the perception in the marketplace is that TurboDirect S.A is just another turbocharger repairer. This is very far from the truth, as TurboDirect S.A not only hold the agencies for their largest OEM turbocharger manufacturers like Honeywell Garrett, BorgWarner etc, but also conduct repairs in house. They also offer all these products directly to market in all sectors at the most competitive pricing. So, if you have a turbo problem let this be your first port of call.
“What this move is going to achieve for us, is massive for the group. The stock holding will more than double and improvement for all business units to enable a more streamline enterprise to better serve our valued customers,” said Turbo Direct Managing Director Chris Kambouris.
“All services will now be available under one roof, ETA’s on product delivery nationally and the relative repairs will now improve substantially, all technical services will be consolidated in the same building, increasing the service and speed up throughput of our technical offering and all-round services. We have great plans for the new premises all of which will be focussed around improving our customer services, training academy and product range. We will also be concentrating on our Franchise opportunities which have recently been launched and have a total of three branches to date. One of our new agencies secured will also increase the product offering from TurboDirect S.A to our customers,” said Kambouris.
Chris Kambouris is the most recognised specialist, expert, and top Guru when it comes to Turbochargers, he has direct access to the largest international leading OE turbocharger manufacturers and has the expertise and experience with his 18 years of working successfully in this industry and is regularly called upon for technical advice on Turbo’s by universities relating to a barytone cycle, the motor trade, his international suppliers, OEM’s, Race teams and car owners. The group also runs and offers a full division for testing, warranty claims and forensic analysis testing extending to micro structure and macrostructure analysis where required.
TurboDirect SA’s training is unique as Kambouris combines metallurgical case studies into the official Honeywell Garrett course material showing students the facts about the life and death of turbochargers, and related turbocharger systems. The combination of the extensive experience and knowledge base makes this course the only officially recognised and manufacturer accredited training course in Africa. The understanding, working with, and repair is explained in depth in a manner that is useable in an operational business, and not just another theoretical paper-based explanation. Other important information that Kambouris wants to make public to all owners of turbo operated cars/vehicles is how to maintain and ensure your turbo does not breakdown and cost you a fortune in repairs. “The general car owner/driver really does not know what to do and how to look after his turbo, this also not explained to the owners when they buy turbo powered cars, it could well be in the manual, but many owners don’t read their manuals, “said Kambouris. “The tips and tricks in maintaining your turbocharger operating on your vehicle is something no vehicle agent knows, this is something we have experienced and designed over the 2 decades of working with these complex components and are willing to share this with all customers.”
TurboDirect S.A. have an open-door policy for all customers and welcome the calls. TurboDirect S.A the company that can test your turbo, repair it, and refit it. Or replace it if necessary with the identical first fit unit at an outstanding price. The group have the only officially recognised and approved turbocharger specific training centre in Africa, offering a certified, accredited, official Garrett backed training course, level 1 through to 4.
“TurboDirect SA also has a proven record of accomplishments in the turbocharger and related products industry, with products designed and manufactured by TurboDirect SA powering the fastest race type cars and bikes in Africa along with some international racing series teams using components manufactured by TurboDirect S.A. They have strategic partnerships with their international suppliers and fulfil a demanding customer requirement for the supply of the line-up of all the Genuine brand turbochargers available today.
One of their many strengths lies in their unrivalled technical experience allowing TurboDirect SA to offer the most comprehensive solution for any turbocharger requirement in all the market sectors, making TurboDirect SA an invaluable partner. The fact that TurboDirect S.A import directly into S.A and sell through a carefully structured channel, provides a price advantage for all business sectors from the turbo specialist/repairer, independent workshop, engine rebuilders, agricultural distribution outlets, wholesalers, and the mining industry - pricing is aggressively aimed at achieving lower pricing when compared to any other product available anywhere in the market today. TurboDirect S.A are the most accomplished and recognised as the official technical face for all turbochargers on all vehicles, whether it be passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, genset, mining, earth moving, marine, compressors, agricultural or a race application.
“TurboDirect have an exciting program coinciding with their new building launch. “We have planned a number of launch offer specials,” said Chris Kambouris. These specials will be offered over the next few months on unlimited stocks.”
About Turbo Direct
TurboDirect S.A began in the 1990’s as an automotive performance-based company, importing products to support the local racing industry. Customer requirements soon expanded into other market sectors including OE into the entire automotive sector passenger and commercial vehicles, agricultural and mining applications etc. Today TurboDirect S.A play in all turbocharger market sectors providing complete turbochargers and all related repair components, as well as carrying out the repairs to manufacturer specifications and standards, on all makes and model turbochargers accordingly.
Their primary focus is to supply all market sectors with turbochargers and related components. Offering top quality genuine brand turbochargers, repair components and repairs to the highest OE standards at the best pricing in the market. TurboDirect S.A are the only company in South Africa with official ‘Honeywell Level 4 turbocharger training’ and are recognised by Honeywell as the only company in Africa that is accredited to offer officially recognised Honeywell Garrett turbocharger training directly to all customers.
The new premises will accommodate their complete group and all their brands Honeywell Garrett, BorgWarner, IHI Clover, Mitsubishi, and Holset turbochargers, ACE Racing Clutches, ARP Fasteners, NOS nitrous oxide systems, MSD ignition systems, AEM performance products, Mahle motorsport Racing pistons they also have the official agency for the famous Simpson Helmets and Race products. Added to this is their new exclusive corporate tailor-made clothing operation