Sentinel Fuel Products based in County Mayo announce Lebone Engineering as their local distributer in the SADC region of Africa

12th November 2013

Irish company Sentinel Fuel Products Ltd based in County Mayo today signed an initial contract worth €500k with Lebone Engineering (Pty) Ltd based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lebone and their team will distribute Sentinel`s Oilguard product range and provide front-line support across the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Sentinel are launching the Oilguard 9000 product range as part of the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa which is led by Minister for Trade and Development,  Joe Costello T.D. 

Lebone Director Mr. Kelvin Radebe said: “We at Lebone are delighted to be associated with both Sentinel and the exciting initiative and new product that will give additional strength to our current range of products and services that we offer in the SADC region. We see it as being particularly useful to our existing and potential new clients as it will improve their current operations”.

Speaking from Cape Town, Sentinel’s company founder Kurt Reinhardt said:  “This is a very exciting time for all the team at Sentinel. Having completed a rigorous research and development program and various strenuous testing schedules, it is great to introduce OILGUARD 9000 to the South African market and to meet the many industry experts who will visit us at AfricaCom2013. Our attendance at Africa Com 2013 proves that even in tough times innovative new products can be successfully brought to market, helping to lead the export recovery that is paramount to the Irish economy”.

At a local level back in Ireland Mr. Reinhardt highlighted that the contract signed with Lebone Engineering will back up to 15 jobs between its head office in Ballyhaunis and manufacturing facilities in Galway

Welcoming the announcement, Minister Costello said:

“I am delighted to witness this contract signing between Sentinel Fuel Products, one of Enterprise Ireland's high potential start-up clients, and Lebone Engineering. This is another Irish success story in this key international market. It is estimated that total exports of Irish goods and services reached €2.7billion last year – an increase of 200% since 2009 – and I am confident we can increase this further. Growth in trade and investment resulting from trade missions supports jobs in Ireland and is an important part of the Government’s Trade, Tourism and Investment Strategy; Action Plan for Jobs and Africa Strategy”.


About Sentinel Fuel Products Limited;

Sentinel Fuel Products design and manufacture Fuel Management & Fuel Tank Alarm Systems for all types of fuel tanks. Sentinel is the market leader in diesel oil theft detection & prevention solutions. Highly innovative, Sentinel supply top quality fuel management products and strive at all times to meet and exceed market demands. The company is based in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo and has manufacturing facilities in Galway. They are registered as a HPSU with Enterprise Ireland.

About Lebone Engineering (Pty) Limited;

Lebone is a dynamic consulting engineering, project management and systems integration company that was established in 1995 by a group of previously disadvantaged individuals. It provides professional services in electrical, electronic, civil, structural and mechanical engineering. Lebone operates from its Head Office in Johannesburg (Gauteng) and its regional offices located in Centurion (Gauteng), Durban (Kwazulu Natal), Polokwane (Limpopo Province), Nelspruit (Mpumalanga), East London and Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape) and Swaziland.

For more information on Sentinel and Oilguard please contact Jacinta Larkin directly on +353 949630152 / or visit our website