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Bio


About

FinnZa

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Bio


About

FinnZa

 


FinnZa is Fast Forwarding the Technology to the need

FinnZa offers international consulting services in renewable energy solutions, clean-tech, food imports and industrial safety. Through our extensive network in South Africa we can offer companies market research, field testing of products, product management, manufacturing, distribution and more. 

Renewable Energy Solutions

Through our expert partners we offer a custom made Renewable Energy Solution to take the customer off the grid, with groundbreaking Power Electronic Solutions to help the customer become energy self sufficient. Several different sources of renewable energy can be connected to one system to feed a stable and reliable electricity supply to an independent local mini-grid and/or to the national grid. The electrical load of the mini-grid can range from 3kVA up to 4MVA, with up to 1MWh storage. Besides having the capability of utilising all different renewable energy sources, the system can also be configured to input diesel generators and the national grid for backup energy sources.

We offer an entire turnkey solution, which include a feasibility study, the selection of the optimal sources of renewable energy, as well as the installation of the system and tie-in to the local mini-grid and to the national grid. 

All products are field tested in Africa and the full system contains local content. Installation and commissioning is performed by certified engineers. We also provide training and maintenance on the system. There are local experts available 24/7 to offer assistance to the customer. 

 

Clean-Tech

In addition to the our Renewable Energy Solutions, we offer other clean-tech for the remote areas, with quick to deploy solar solutions with water purification modules and water pumps. For more information about these products, please contact us.

Food and food imports to South Africa.

FinnZa has conducted a study on the import requirements of foodstuffs into South Africa from Finland. FinnZa has the knowledge and expertise to provide a full service to Finnish companies with market research, legislation, licensing, labelling, distribution and other aspects related to food imports to South Africa.

 

Consulting and Field Service

FinnZa offers consulting services in Product Management and can help the customer to take a product form concept to market. We have decades of experience in developing industrial safety products and members of the team was involved in developing the worlds first fixed Ultrasonic Gas Leak detector.  

Our field service experts can assist the customer with placement allocation, setup, maintenance, troubleshooting and training of fixed Fire and Gas Detection Systems and in particular Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detection. 

 
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Gregory


Gregory


Gregory A. Neethling                                                                                                                                                                                 Managing Director

Gregory has a background in Electrical Engineering and studied in Cape Town, South Africa as well as Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gregory started his career in Denmark as a design engineer at Innova Air Tech Instruments now known as Lumasense Technologies A/S. Gregory was recruited as Technology Manager/Product Line Manager for a Danish start up called Gassonic A/S in 2006. He became a partner in Gassonic A/S, which was sold to General Monitors in 2008. 

At Gassonic, Gregory's tasks included the following:   He was part of a small team who pioneered the Worlds first Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector (UGLD). Gregory was tasked with the engineering of a new UGLD and spearheaded the R&D of the Gassonic Observer UGLD and later the Gassonic Surveyor. These became the pioneering UGLD products in the Global industrial safety market. The design included the patented "Acoustic Self Test", which is still used to this day. Gregory was key in setting up the production facility for the UGLD products, building of test rigs and conducting field testing of the prototypes.   

As Technology/Product Manager, Gregory contributed to the Global marketing campaign of the Gassonic Observer, which became a Global success. Gregory developed the field service procedure for UGLD, which included ultrasonic mapping, detector allocation, leak simulation testing and maintenance. 

Gregory moved to the USA in 2009 and held the position as Product Manager at General Monitors and lead the marketing campaign for the UGLD products in the Americas. His tasks also included customer field service and product testing. Gregory later became Product Line Manager for Flame Detection as well as UDLG at General Monitors/MSA. 

With Gregory's more than a decade experience in the Oil and Gas energy sector he recently ventured out into the Renewable Energy market with a new clean take on how to put his experience to work.  Gregory is still one of the worlds leading experts in Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detection and he does consulting work in this field. This consulting ranges from product management to field services. Gregory has the experience to take a product from concept to market and provide field service and training on the product and systems.