Sunday, 24 March 2019 19:46

Planning the route

A well-oiled business has many units that function together effectively, similar to the way gear teeth engage with each other.

Keeping the cogs turning effectively at WearCheck is an active management review committee, which meets often to facilitate dialogue about all facets of the business and mapping the road ahead for the company.

The team met at the Pinetown offices recently.

Pictured at a recent management review meeting were (from left) Neil Robinson, John Evans, Phillip Croucamp, Eddie Perumal, Michelle Padayachee, Prinda Narasi, Philip Schutte, Steven Lumley, Scott Sowman, Ian Gray and Meshach Govender

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Friday, 22 March 2019 14:22


Tomorrow, cricket fans are in for a treat as the maiden ball is bowled in the action-packed, hard-hitting Indian Premiership League (IPL) cricket event in India.

The IPL features top cricketing superstars from around the globe and takes place annually over two months.  This is the 11th season that the popular tournament has lit up the international cricketing calendar.

Eight teams will battle it out on the cricket pitches of India - first up on the pitch tomorrow are the Chennai Super Kings versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The tournament culminates with the finals taking place in Mumbai on the 5th May.

With WearCheck’s special 2019 IPL fixture lists, we have made it easier for our fellow cricket fans to follow your favourite players and teams. 

Click here to download our handy 2019 IPL Fixtures Lists (India Times)

Click here to download our handy 2019 IPL Fixtures Lists (SA Times)

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Friday, 22 March 2019 11:17

How Contaminants Affect Additives

Particle contamination in a lubricating or hydraulic system is widely known as one of the most devastating contaminants. One effect of particle contamination that is rarely discussed is additive leaching. Many additives attach to particles and are removed along with the particle by filtration.

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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:37

Long Service

WearCheck managing director Neil Robinson is very proud of the company’s low staff turnover and congratulates long-serving staff members.  ‘We appreciate people who spend many years with the company, as they have excellent knowledge of our customers, and this experience enables us to provide outstanding customer service.’


In the world of wedding anniversaries, 25 years is celebrated as the “silver” anniversary. This is how many years Charmaine Thumbiran has spent with WearCheck – a quarter of a century.

Charmaine’s career with the company has centred around sales and customers. Since she joined WearCheck in 1993, her role always included liaising with customers.

Over the years, she has worked her way up to the position of sales co-ordinator for the company. While she is based in the Pinetown-based head office of WearCheck, Charmaine looks after a sales team that is based in many locations where the company has a presence.

‘The memories of the last 25 years at WearCheck certainly can be described as a ‘silver’ – most of them have a silver lining indeed!’ laughs Charmaine.


15 years ago, sample room assistant Sarah Mothibedi joined the WearCheck family in Johannesburg in the position of cleaner. However, she was always interested in the work her colleagues were doing in the laboratory, and once her cleaning tasks for the day were done, she spent time with the laboratory staff, watching and learning what they were doing. Today, she looks after the sample room in WearCheck’s Johannesburg laboratory, part of the team that ensures that the samples are processed correctly.


WearCheck’s most valuable resource is the team of people that work for the company – they are what keep the wheels turning smoothly and they are the ones who give our customers great service, who ensure that our lab results are consistently reliable and world class, and who continue to promote the benefits of a good condition monitoring programme.

We congratulate these WearCheck workers who have clocked up 10 years with the company. Thank you for your commitment and loyalty to the WearCheck family.

Reliability solutions technician Roelf Reyneke has worked at WearCheck RS Witbank for 10 years

Technical manager Steven Lumley has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

JOAL Laboratory Supervisor Reshma Soojan has worked at WearCheck Isando for 10 years

DP Admin Clerk Sivagamie Govender has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Cleaner Thokozani Mbambo has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Laboratory Assistant Nelisiwe Thabethe has worked at WearCheck Pinetown for 10 years

Branch Manager- WTCS Cape Town Gert Nel has worked at WearCheck for 10 years

WSL Customer Support/Admin Pretty Lepheane has worked at WearCheck Isando for 10 years

Lubrigard technical consultant Christian Hattingh has worked at WearCheck Johannesburg for 10 years

Customer Support Assistant Vasthie Naicker has worked at WearCheck Isando for 10 years

Reliability solutions technician Marius Grobler has worked at WearCheck RS Richards Bay for 10 years

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