Filter Focus became a local ABLE distributor in late-2015, in line with its objective of providing a comprehensive and value-added range of products and services that extends the lifespan of industrial equipment and machinery. Extending the life of equipment is not only limited to the likes of lubrication and filtration, but also higher-quality hardware such as ABLE electric motors, available in power ranges from 0,18 to 315 kW. The motors are available in cast iron or aluminium housing options, with energy-efficiency ratings that include IE1, IE2, IE3 and IE4 super-premium efficiency. IE1 and 2 motors are ideally-suited to all South African industries, as they have a balance between cost and efficiency. IE3 and 4 motors ensure considerable long-term energy savings, but are still generally regarded as too capital-intensive for the local market. A benefit of this this new distribution agreement is that all ABLE electric motors come with a three-year warranty. The company also offers a one-year warranty on the bearings. Filter Focus also provides thermal inspection and reports, in addition to water-proofing the electric motors on special request – a service that most distributors cannot offer. The company is confident that it can expand its market share through the ABLE range in numerous industries, ranging from mining and manufacturing, to telecommunications and food processing.