About Us

piVAC Africa, 40 years of Vacuum Innovation

piVAC Africa (Pty) Ltd is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. We source and combine the best products from all over the world to provide customised, cost-effective solutions to our valued customers.

Over a 40-year history, we have built up a network of highly competent distributors so as to be able to give all our customers service and support throughout South Africa. Find a Distributor

In 1971, the business started as PIAB Africa – a partner of PIAB Sweden, importing the very first PIAB products into South Africa. In 1983 PIAB (Pty) Ltd was founded to focus exclusively on promoting PIAB products in Africa. In the last 40 years PIAB Africa have built up a strong relationship with PIAB AB Sweden and have established PIAB as the leading brand in industrial air driven vacuum pumps in Africa. View PIAB Products

We also source the best products from a range of other suppliers worldwide, to offer comprehensive and flexible solutions. View our product ranges from Vi-Cas, Vaculex, Gigasense and local manufacturers.

In 2012 the business changed its name to piVAC Africa, reflecting our African focus and broad product range.

piVAC Africa (Pty) Ltd is a global business with a family touch, started by Nick Embleton and now run by his son Giles Embleton and his team. We offer our customers continuity, personalised service and 40 years of vacuum knowledge and experience.

Meet Our Team

Giles Embleton – Director

With more than 20 years of vacuum experience, Giles assists our customers with technical and business queries – whether you need advice on designing your vacuum system, energy and cost savings, or just the best suction cup for your applications.

Jeremy Garlick – Sales Manager

Covering the Gauteng area Jeremy will happily come to visit you to understand your unique needs, introduce you to our products and get hands on in developing the best and most efficient vacuum solutions for your business.

Joe Mngqibisa – Internal Sales

Whether you have a stock query, advice on what fittings to use or queries on delivery times, Joe can give you the answers.

Other Contacts

For general queries: info@piab.co.za