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piVac Africa

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.

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.

Just like the elephant’s trunk, the right lifting device can offer the power to lift heavy objects, as well as the sensitivity required for delicate handling.

50 Years of Vacuum Innovation


Nicholas Embleton starts PIAB Africa, importing the very first PIAB products into South Africa.


PIAB (Pty) Ltd is founded to focus exclusively on promoting PIAB products in Africa.


Giles Embleton becomes managing director of PIAB (Pty) Ltd, inheriting the business from his father.


The business changes its name to piVac Africa, reflecting African focus and broad product range.


piVac Africa relocates back to original Johannesburg offices.


In the last 50 years piVac 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.

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