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Probe Launches Industrial Technologies Division and Brings Leading SCC Air Compressor to Local Market

Probe, South Africa's largest importer of premium, maintenance-free, fit and forget batteries and a leader in rotating electrics, has established Probe Industrial Technologies.  The new division is focused on providing quality air, power and safety solutions to industrial clients.   Within this division is Air Power Technologies, which primarily distributes SCC compressors, a leading global brand of high quality air compressors.


Probe’s Best Batteries for Boating

With summer fast approaching, it’s time to throw off the covers and get your boat ready for the water. Rick Rovelli of Probe shares valuable advice on choosing the ideal battery to suit your boating needs. Established over 50 years ago, Probe is South Africa’s leading importer, wholesaler and distributor of batteries, starters and alternators.

The right kind of battery for your boat depends very much on the purpose of the vessel.  Similar to the requirements of a sports car compared to an off-road vehicle, different boats serve different purposes.  To ensure that you’re getting the optimal battery to suit your needs it is important to recognise whether your boat has been designed for maximum speed over short distances, or whether it is more suited to longer sailing times.   The size and capacity of your vessel should also be taken into account when selecting your battery.  


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Probe Corporation has an active Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. We view our role in society as being able to pursue business objectives and also to make a valuable contribution towards the upliftment of historically disadvantaged individuals and society at large. 

The objective of our CSR policy is to develop skills, create employment and increase economic growth, while progressing the aims of broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE). We are focused on making a difference to the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs, disabled individuals and unemployed youth.


The Win-Win of Re-Manufacturing

Remanufacturing is gaining traction around the world and local companies in the automotive sector are stepping up their capabilities, driven by market demand. Probe’s managing director, Frank Rovelli, says that a variety of reasons – from cost effectiveness to environmental sustainability, make remanufacturing a win-win for companies in the automotive sector and their customers.


Reducing Replacement Costs with the Lucas Universal Alternator

The evolution of the modern automotive system is largely driven by specifics:  parts, such as starters, batteries and alternators, are manufactured for particular makes of vehicles and engines. But what happens if an older-make vehicle requires a new part, such as the all-important alternator that can come at a ridiculously high price?