Esco Technologies, the local South African office, has been awarded a tender for the University of
Pretoria a total of 92 units of Frontier Duo 4ft. fume hoods. These fume hoods will be installed as part
of their Chemistry Laboratories upgrade. Due to the fact that the Chemistry building has monumental
status, the installation and ductwork will have to be carefully commissioned.
The University of Pretoria, located at the administrative South Africa, is known as a multi-campus public
research university. Established in 1908 as the Pretoria campus of the Johannesburg-based Transvaal
University College, the university has grown from the original 32 students in a single late Victorian
house to approximately 39,000 in 2010.
The university has produced more research outputs every year than any other institution of higher
learning in South Africa and in 2008, the university awarded 15.8% of all masters and doctorate
degrees, the highest percentage in the country.
With the researches done in the University of Pretoria, it is a must to have world-class laboratory
equipment that will guarantee maximum protection and safety to researchers. This drove this institution
to choose Esco Technologies among the three shortlisted companies who was invited to participate in