South African Breweries (SAB) announced in May 2011 that the service level agreement (SLA) contract with GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa, a subsidiary of the GEA Group, will be extended for an additional 12-month period - making 2011/2012 the third consecutive year GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa manages this project. The contract specifies that the company will service 15 separators at seven SAB plants across the country. This includes major and minor separator services - occurring around twice a year. Every three months, machines will also undergo routine inspections.
The extended SLA terms will be in accordance with the existing agreement between SAB and GEA Westfalia Separator South Africa.