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General
South Africa is not a taxpayer's paradise and is closely linked to Europes economy. The tax rate for companies is similar to that in the EU. The laws do correspond to international right. In the EU you could find many wines, cars, raw materials, products and services from South Africa. The entry costs for entrepreneurs and investors are quite high and do start at around EUR 250.000,-. In return, entrepreneurs will find cheap labor, European culture, good infrastructure, cheap real estate, good training opportunities and low running costs compared to Europe. - (ID01)
If you want or need to work with European or German companies, we can do this through partners in England or Germany. Our partners charge a small premium on our favorable conditions and thus cover the administrative expenses. You also have personal contact persons on site. The technical communication can directly be done with us. - (ID02)
South Africa is described as an emerging country. We experience South Africa as modern, progressive and with enormous potential. Glasfiber internet was implemented much earlier than one could imagine. Roads and bridges are in very good conditions. Visit South Africa. It is allways worth a trip. - (ID03)
The "official language" in South Africa is English. We speak German and English fluently. - (ID04)
We are on your side. With a brand logo which is deliberately neutral, no direct conclusions can be drawn about an external employee or our company. We consider local regulations to the requirements of external employees. Details can be clarified in personal interview. - (ID05)
Zebtec:
Zebtec is a fantasy brand name. The brand name was formed from the words "zebra" and "technology" and is intended to reflect our origins from South Africa and the technical aspect of our actions. Abbreviated, we use Zebtec as "Zt" in our neutral brand logo. The brand logo also consists of an embroidered zebra skin pattern.

MEP:
Sometimes viewers of the brand logo recognize an "M" instead of the zebra skin pattern. The "M" could be seen as an abbreviation for the English "MEP". ("MEP" = Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing - Disciplines).

HVAC and TGA:
The abbreviation "HVAC" is also used very often instead of "MEP" ("HVAC" = Heating, Ventilation, Air condition).
In German the abbreviation "TGA" is used instead of "HVAC" ("TGA" = Technische Gebäude Ausrüstung / translated: Technical building installation). - (ID06)
Technical
We focus on international projects. We have more than 25 years of experience in German projects and are therefore familiar with the VOB, the BGB and the HOAI.

Explainings:
VOB = Verdingungs Ordnung Bauleistung. (Specific German contractual basis for contractors and builders).
BGB = Bürgerliches Gesetz Buch. (German civil law).
HOAI = Honorar Ordnung Architekten Ingenieure. (Specific German regulations for professional fees of architects and engineers).
- (ID100)
Yes. We work daily with the current rules and observe the DIN, EN, VDI, ASR, DVGW, TrinkwV etc.. If we do not own the current rules already, we can access them by means of online access. The costs for this are not included in our all-in prices and are charged separately.

Explanings:
DIN = Deutsches Institut Normung. (German norm institute).
EN = Euro Norm. (European norm).
VDI = Verein Deutscher Ingenieure. (German body for engineers).
ASR = Arbeits Stätten Richtlinie. (German workplace guidelines).
DVGW = Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches. (German body for gas and water supply).
KTA = Kerntechnischer Ausschuss (Guidelines for nuclear facilities)
TrinkwV = Trinkwasser Verordnung. (German regulation drinking water)
- (ID101)
Specially for the German market we calculate CAD-supported by means of simulation software drinking water and circulation systems according to DIN standards.

Usual step by step procedure:
1. Request water pressure for supply point.
2. Setting up tech specs.
3. Calculating pressure loss.
4. Optimizing pipe diameters.
5. Optimizing hygiene aspects.

The focus for all designs lies in customer requirements, economics and hygiene. For central hot water facilities we give evidence for hygiene according to VDI 6023 and thermal disinfection. We are certified according to VDI 6023 in the field of drinking water hygiene. - (ID102)
We can create the design of ventilation systems, smoke extraction and pressure ventilation as 3D planning in Autodesk-Revit alternative in AutoCAD 2D. Calculations can be created according to ASHRAE or DIN in table form (PDF). We calculate pressure loss, air ducts, heating and cooling of air volume flows. We compute manufacturer components with special design programs, individual for every project.

Usual step by step procedure:
1. Creation of tech specs
2. Considering safety concepts
3. Creation of basic design
4. Creation of final design.
5. Calculating pressure loss and masses.

We plan hygiene requirements according to VDI 6022 and are therefore certified according to VDI 6022 category A + B. - (ID103)
Specially for the German market we calculate CAD-supported by software. Heating systems, valve and pump design are DIN-compliant. The hydraulic balancing together with proof and setting values are prepared by us. Membrane expansion vessels or pressure holdings are determined on the basis of the system temperatures and the system content.

Usual step by step procedure:
1. Creation of tech specs
2. Creation of basic design
3. Creation of final design.
4. Calculating pressure loss and masses.

If desired, we can also propose local customary products for pumps, valves etc.. - (ID104)
Specially for the German market, we calculate CAD-supported by means of simulation-software cold water systems, valve and pump design DIN-conform. The hydraulic balancing together with the proof and setting values are also prepared by us. We consider the viscosity of various media, such as water or water / glycol mixtures, in customary concentrations as required. Membrane expansion vessels or pressure holdings are determined on the basis of the system temperatures and the system content.

Usual step by step procedure:
1. Creation of tech specs
2. Creation of basic design
3. Creation of final design.
4. Calculating pressure loss and masses.

If desired, we can also propose local customary products for pumps, valves etc.. - (ID105)
One of our specialties is the planning of direct evaporation systems. We calculate direct evaporators in combination with ventilation units, split systems, VRV systems or heat pumps as direct steam / water system. In order to dimension consumers, we first create load balances, determine space cooling loads and take into account additional heat sources or gains. The calculation is carried out according to German standards. The system is dimensioned CAD-supported. - (ID106)
Our focus is on air, climate, drinking water and MSR systems. In rare cases we also calculate and plan sewage systems. We calculate For dimensioning, we first determine the entry points and media. The calculation is carried out according to German standards (CAD-supported), taking account of minimum gradient, height and connection levels from sewer plans, as well as special requirements for greasy sewage. We plan the roof drainage according to DIN / EN standards with the locally applicable precipitation quantities. In the case of roof drainage, free-floating or pressure drainage is possible. - (ID107)
We plan the roof drainage according to DIN / EN standards with the locally applicable precipitation quantities. In the case of roof drainage, free-floating or pressure drainage is possible. - (ID108)
We create technical specification schedules for most HVAC trades. They can be delivered as PDF, Excel or also XML and the in Germany usual GAEB format. Customized preliminary remarks can be integrated. - (ID109)
We see ourselves as a complementary service provider for engineers. As a HVAC system planner with extensive practical experience we offer not only working according to specifications. We are experienced in all performance phases of the HOAI. Our customers feel the cooperation regularly as profitable and enriching. We can provide each service completely independently. You will allways receive solutions from us. - (ID110)
Yes. You have a technical problem with a HVAC system (ventilation, air conditioning, drinking water, control technology)? We offer an analytical error diagnosis and accompany the optimization, cost calculation for the correction of the defects up to the elimination of errors. - (ID111)
Yes. We have our own service vehicles, equipped with tools and measuring instruments. - (ID112)
Sprinkler systems require special expertise and special software combined with product know-how. For this reason, we do not design any system wich are relevant to safety. We certainly design dry systems for localized fire protection if no special safety requirements are mandatory. Further we assist in the separation of fire extinguishing systems from drinking water networks. In addition, we can plan pressure elevators and separation stations for the supply of isolated hydrant systems. This services we do provide if no special requirements are involved. - (ID113)
Commercial
Do not worry. We offer an EU-SEPA account for transfers. In addition you have the possibility to pay by credit card. Just as you wish. If you are working with our partners, you will be offered an invoice and account binding according to local regulations. - (ID200)
Project phases with maturities of 6-10 months are customary. Longer bets are possible by arrangement. We ask for your understanding that our employees have to leave or have to fulfill their obligations. Let us discuss about your individual needs to find a solution. - (ID201)
Many of our services are available from one day onwards. You will find information on our booking pages. Let us discuss your needs in the individual case. - (ID202)
You can cooperate with us directly. Additionally Zebtec cooperates with well-known engineering firms, construction service companies or recruiting agencies in your country. If you need it, you can ask us for a quotation from our partners in your country. - (ID203)
European project contracts are closed in EUR. Alternative currencies such as ZAR are possible if you want to make foreign transfers. - (ID204)
For European projects, we usually agree on a court of jurisdiction in the customer's country as part of a contract. - (ID205)
Yes you will receive proof of a valid liability insurance upon request. - (ID206)
Do not worry. Zebtec is allowed to operate legally and unrestrictedly in the EU.
Of course, a valid health insurance for our employees is guaranteed. - (ID208)
We employ our own technical staff, as well as gardeners and space managers for our operational needs. - (ID209)
Each project is individually calculated. Prices shown on our websites are non binding examples. Much depends on the range of services and the project location. Usual costs can be up to 90,- EUR/h and more. Or corresponding day rates. Works contracts with fixed prices are also common. Initial talks can be booked free of charge on our website. - (ID210).
Zebtec cooperates with engineering firms, builders, general contractors, architects, companies and construction service providers. Every inquiry is welcome and we make sure that you get a suitable solution. - (ID211)
No. We see every booking via our website as a non-binding request. On the basis of your inquiry or booking, you will receive a non-binding offer or a non-binding first consultation. You can make the order formless afterwards. - (ID212)
Yes. We can hand over reference contacts in the first call. This way, you can convince yourself regardless of our performance. Our reference contacts consist of well-known and internationally known customers. - (ID213)