Peter Groves and Associates CC formed in January 1991 to offer a supply service to contractors and associated services to the Air Conditioning Industry.
We were initially agents for various split air conditioning products and refrigeration components and after a short period we became a distributor for Sinko chilled water fan coils. In 1995 we converted the CC into Peter Groves Air Conditioning Sales SA (Pty) Ltd. and started establishing agencies for various well-known brands such as Rheem, Electra, and York. We were appointed as agents in Zimbabwe for the above products and also began to further develop markets into Southern Africa.
In 1999 we were appointed as the importer and distributor of Clivet products for Southern Africa. Clivet units are manufactured in Italy and is a leading brand in Europe with major market shares in the RTP Package market and Chiller market.
We were also appointed as the importer and distributor of Sinko fan coils into this region and distribute this product as far as Mauritius and the Seychelles.
In 2016 Midea China bought the majority shareholding in Clivet Italy which also influenced us to merge with the Midea distributor in South Africa. We sold the agencies to the Midea Distributor who then became the importer and distributor of the products Clivet and Sinko in South Africa
Currently Peter Groves Airconditioning has an agency agreement to sell both Clivet and Sinko products in South Africa. We also sell LG and Midea small and medium type room air-conditioning systems as well as VRF systems, air to water heat-pumps and other ancillary equipment such as condensate pumps and condenser brackets.
Peter Groves was appointed by Clivet MEA (based in Dubai) to manage new business development in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Clivet products in this region. Countries such as Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania as well as the Indian Ocean Islands are now serviced by us. We also look at Angola, Ghana and Nigeria as being part of this region and offer the same service level to these countries. Clivet products cover a wide range, and we can offer Chillers, Air Handling Units, Package units, VRF Systems and split systems all under the Clivet branding.
As Peter Groves Airconditioning Sales (SA (pty) Ltd. we are able to offer full After Sales and Service options to the Clivet products and Sinko Fan coils. We offer commissioning services for all Clivet Products using a factory-trained technician and we have full access to spares to support all products mentioned, which in turn affords us the opportunity to provide an un-matched “professional and efficient service” to our customers whether or not they are based in South Africa or in the Sub-Saharan region.