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Meet the Team

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Bevan Davis
Managing Director

Born in 1950, Bevan Davis matriculated from Springs Boys High and went on to join the army, where he rose to the rank of Major; serving as an Artillery Battery Commander with the Transvaal Horse Artillery during the Angolan war.  Having completed his national service, he studied Irrigation Engineering and Management via the Stewarts and Lloyds Group.

Since starting Davis & Deale Pumps and Irrigation in 1980, Bevan’s passion for innovative design saw him and his team developing many patented products and world-firsts, such as:

  • The first water meter made entirely from engineering polymers for the Meinecke Group (now Xylem). The water meter achieved +72 Bar burst pressure.  This ground-breaking technology led to domestic brass meters being replaced by plastic water meters. Davis & Deale Irrigation has subsequently developed the complete package of meter, housing, valves and fittings.  This product is supplied to municipalities throughout South African and Africa.

  • The original Micro-Irrigation Sprayer System, a concept which is used the world over for citrus, sub-tropical, nursery and garden irrigation.

  • Product development, tooling and production for the internationally renowned “Kreepy Krauly” pool cleaner for over 25 years (now Pentair).

  • The first plastic muffler, which received the International Design and Innovation Award from Du Pont in 2000.

  • Design of a rotational moulding machine to produce large tanks, which used 50% less gas, compared to the U.S. machines.

  • Design, development and patenting of a unique Hybrid P.V. System that includes hot water in the same P.V. panel footprint.

  • Production of the first Automatic Bow Sight, which is the most technically advanced product on the market.

Initially, production was outsourced, but due to the inferior quality offered by the market, Bevan purchased Conver-Tek in order to ensure quality tooling and production.  Today, all development, tooling, production, and assembly is done in our modern, solar-powered facility on the East Rand.

Bevan’s passion for toolmaking led him to become a Founding Chairman of the Plastic Mould Makers Association, as well as serving as the Gauteng Chairman of the Production Technologies Association of South Africa.  These initiatives partner the private sector with government, in order to educate, recapitalise, develop, industrialise technology, and equip our youth with international toolmaking qualifications to bolster South Africa’s manufacturing sector, and the country’s economy. More than 250 toolmakers have gained qualifications through this initiative.

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Mike May

Sales Manager

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Neil Claassen

Production Manager

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Patrick Nagiah

Technical Manager

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Teresia Frade

Buyer

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