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Nampo Electrifies After a Two Year Hiatus

Despite the many challenges faced by farmers and the public alike, roughly 73 000 visitors descended on Nampo Harvest Day 2022, which was held from 16 to 20 May. Enthusiasm for the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere appeared undampened after a two-year enforced break from the international agricultural calendar.

This enthusiasm translated into a steady stream of visitors to the new Willard® stand over the five days. It was the first time that Willard had inhabited a bricks and mortar site and the results were hugely encouraging.


Corné Strydom, Sales & Marketing Executive for AutoX commented, “It was great to be back at NAMPO after two years. For us, the show was a huge success and once again proved the agriculture sector’s resilience. We wish to thank each visitor for showing an interest in our range of products.


“As a proudly local brand with a presence in South Africa since the 1920’s, Willard has had a long and fruitful relationship with the farming sector. From agricultural vehicles, tractors and implements, cars, and heavy-duty trucks, Willard has provided a broad range of battery applications to service generations of farm owners and farm managers.


“We also had the opportunity to showcase products from our Rentech range. Rentech is a dedicated provider of renewable energy products and services, and we were privileged to provide expert advice to assist customers to choose the best product solutions appropriate to their specific applications and requirements.”


“This year we were thrilled to be in our new location, one which we will be utilising for years to come.  The Willard branded clothing and other merchandise that we had for sale, was incredibly well received, in particular our branded “roller bags” which sold like hot cakes.”


NAMPO is the ideal platform to network with the agricultural industry’s top role players, strengthen friendships and relationships and enjoy what this unique show offers in a peaceful farming atmosphere. Willard’s experienced Field Service Team has decades of experience in the battery industry and were on hand to offer farmers personalised service to assess and assist them with their battery needs.


About Willard Batteries

Willard Batteries is a brand of AutoX, a 100% owned South African company. Willard Batteries has had a presence in South Africa since the 1920’s. Production in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Port Elizabeth started way back in 1954, employing many of the locals from the surrounding community.


With quality car batteries to suit a broad market, from passenger and commercial vehicles, the leisure market, mining and construction, to agriculture and more, Willard batteries are designed with the technology and robustness to suit South Africa’s rugged conditions.


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