Gerotek is a multi-disciplinary organisation, providing an accredited, independent test and evaluation service, product promotions, corporate events and advanced driver training and development programmes to the security forces, defence and other industries locally and internationally, by utilising unique technologies, skills, expertise, facilities and equipment. Through this, Gerotek focuses on supporting the full product life cycle.

MOBILITY

  • Gradient Ability
  • Step Climbing
  • Ditch Crossing
  • Off-road Mobility
  • Soft Soil Mobility

PERFOMANCE

  • Maximum Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Tractability
  • Braking
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Power Output

ENDURANCE & RELIABILITY

  • Design Integrity
  • Endurance Testing
  • Accelerated Endurance Testing
  • Real Time Endurance Testing
  • Fatigue and Vibration Measurements
  • Design Optimization
  • Failure Analysis

TESTING

Gerotek Testing is an ISO17025 international accredited test facility providing repeatable, scientific vehicle and product testing services to the industry. Vehicle testing includes mobility, performance, endurance and homologation tests. Product testing includes environmental, electromagnetic compatibility and antenna tests.

Testing support services are also offered to local and international test teams. These support services include assistance with test planning, import and export of test vehicles and equipment, test route planning and booking of facilities, providing workshops and offices at the Gerotek facility where vehicles can be prepared and tested, accompanying test teams on test routes throughout South Africa and providing all the support services required.

gerotechA wide range of test measurements like strain, temperature, vibration, pressure and displacement can be supported from instrumentation to data processing phase.

The Gerotek test team consists of motivated, well qualified engineers and technicians with many years of testing experience and who are accredited signatories for the accredited tests.

EVENTS

The availability of the 550 hectare Gerotek facility provides a very unique platform where events can be conducted in a safe and private manner. The permanent restaurant and conference facilities can accommodate comfortably up to group sizes of 120 people. Temporary facilities can also be provided in which case an almost unlimited number of people can be accommodated.

Gerotek Events specialises in the presentation and hosting of vehicle launches, vehicle Ride-and-Drives, product promotions, sales and corporate training, corporate functions, adventurous team building events, conferences, seminars, theme evenings and other social events such as weddings.

The value proposition includes a fully licenced restaurant, several conference rooms, unique facilities on which on- and off-road vehicle activities can be presented, outdoor facilities where temporary facilities can be erected to accommodate larger groups, vehicle washing, project management, trained accredited instructors and event co-ordinators, established suppliers to provide unique event décor and other requirements and everything else needed to make your event special.

TRAINING

The training division of Gerotek Vehicle Test Facilities offers driver training courses, including the following:

Defensive On-road Driving:

In order to negotiate safely with other road users this module is essential, especially when you calculate the amount of distance covered by the average driver on the road. This module will help the driver to react pro-actively towards any possible hazardous situation on the road.

Skidpan Training:

Driver error is the reason for skids occurring. The first exercise covered is aquaplaning on the dynamic circular track at Gerotek. The rest of the day is spent on the skidpan where causes of skids, recognition of skids and skid control are covered. This is a necessity as the amount of accidents increases with rain and wet road conditions.

gerotech3Dynamic Ride and Handling:

Smoothness is the aim of this training module. Aspects such as straight line braking, controlled cornering, limitations of yourself and your vehicle, are typical aspects covered during this session. This module is presented on a track which consists of dry and wet road surfaces to emphasise the change in driving style that should be applied in different weather and road conditions.

Hijack Prevention:

With the S.A. hijack statistics increasing aggressively, the need to obtain some form of defence has become extremely important. The means of defence for any driver is awareness. Target hardening, preventative measures, state of readiness, reactive measures, etc. are only some of the topics covered during this presentation.

4×4 Driving Course:

gerotech2This course will provide 4×4 drivers with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to drive their vehicle in any off-road condition. The theoretical
component includes discussions on sensible off-road habits, safety/risk factors and coverage of the 4X4 drive line layouts and mechanics of different 4×4 vehicles. The theory is complemented by practical sessions learning general off-road driving techniques and negotiating obstacles such as sand, gradients, side slopes, river crossings, rocky terrain, etc.

4×4 Recovery Course:
The focus is on safety and the prevention of danger to man, machine, environment and equipment. Delegates will learn how to assess a recovery exercise, confirm an approach and select the right equipment and technique.

Taxi Training:

This training course provides a taxi-driver with the necessary skills to operate his vehicle in a cost-effective, safe and responsible manner on public roads. It also focuses on facilitating change of a mind set and attitude of a taxi-driver. If the mind set and attitude is not changed, the skills training will not have an impact or influence on the trainees.

Bus and Heavy Vehicle Training:

The basis of all the training programs is theoretical in-class sessions where aspects such as basic mechanics and dynamics of heavy vehicles, driver fatigue, alcohol, responsibility, attitudes of drivers, etc. are covered.

The lecture is followed by practical defensive on-road driving which covers driving on urban and suburban roads after which drivers are exposed to a range of scenarios that require them to be in control of their vehicles in sudden changing road conditions.

Skills Programmers and Learnerships:

The skills programmes and learnerships concluded by Gerotek Training for the National Certificates in Professional Driving, is in line with the Skills Development Act, SAQA accredited and pitches on NQF Level 3.

This qualification can be clustered in such a way to make provision for a learner not to be away from his/her workplace for too long periods.

Advantages using Gerotek Training:

  • Standard courses approved by key role players in the industry to be used.
  • 80% of the courses to be conducted on the Gerotek test tracks, therefore reducing the risk of accidents during training.
  • Track designed to allow simulation of almost any type of road condition.
  • High standards will be maintained – in accordance with the industry.
  • An accredited training provider.
  • Training courses are structured according to client specific requirements.

Contact details:

 

Tel: +27 (12) 371 2065  Fax: +27 (12) 371 2001

E-mail: info@gerotek.co.za

GPS: S25″45.515 E028″00.522

+ Profile

Gerotek is a multi-disciplinary organisation, providing an accredited, independent test and evaluation service, product promotions, corporate events and advanced driver training and development programmes to the security forces, defence and other industries locally and internationally, by utilising unique technologies, skills, expertise, facilities and equipment. Through this, Gerotek focuses on supporting the full product life cycle.

MOBILITY

  • Gradient Ability
  • Step Climbing
  • Ditch Crossing
  • Off-road Mobility
  • Soft Soil Mobility

PERFOMANCE

  • Maximum Speed
  • Acceleration
  • Tractability
  • Braking
  • Fuel Consumption
  • Power Output

ENDURANCE & RELIABILITY

  • Design Integrity
  • Endurance Testing
  • Accelerated Endurance Testing
  • Real Time Endurance Testing
  • Fatigue and Vibration Measurements
  • Design Optimization
  • Failure Analysis
+ Services

TESTING

Gerotek Testing is an ISO17025 international accredited test facility providing repeatable, scientific vehicle and product testing services to the industry. Vehicle testing includes mobility, performance, endurance and homologation tests. Product testing includes environmental, electromagnetic compatibility and antenna tests.

Testing support services are also offered to local and international test teams. These support services include assistance with test planning, import and export of test vehicles and equipment, test route planning and booking of facilities, providing workshops and offices at the Gerotek facility where vehicles can be prepared and tested, accompanying test teams on test routes throughout South Africa and providing all the support services required.

gerotechA wide range of test measurements like strain, temperature, vibration, pressure and displacement can be supported from instrumentation to data processing phase.

The Gerotek test team consists of motivated, well qualified engineers and technicians with many years of testing experience and who are accredited signatories for the accredited tests.

EVENTS

The availability of the 550 hectare Gerotek facility provides a very unique platform where events can be conducted in a safe and private manner. The permanent restaurant and conference facilities can accommodate comfortably up to group sizes of 120 people. Temporary facilities can also be provided in which case an almost unlimited number of people can be accommodated.

Gerotek Events specialises in the presentation and hosting of vehicle launches, vehicle Ride-and-Drives, product promotions, sales and corporate training, corporate functions, adventurous team building events, conferences, seminars, theme evenings and other social events such as weddings.

The value proposition includes a fully licenced restaurant, several conference rooms, unique facilities on which on- and off-road vehicle activities can be presented, outdoor facilities where temporary facilities can be erected to accommodate larger groups, vehicle washing, project management, trained accredited instructors and event co-ordinators, established suppliers to provide unique event décor and other requirements and everything else needed to make your event special.

TRAINING

The training division of Gerotek Vehicle Test Facilities offers driver training courses, including the following:

Defensive On-road Driving:

In order to negotiate safely with other road users this module is essential, especially when you calculate the amount of distance covered by the average driver on the road. This module will help the driver to react pro-actively towards any possible hazardous situation on the road.

Skidpan Training:

Driver error is the reason for skids occurring. The first exercise covered is aquaplaning on the dynamic circular track at Gerotek. The rest of the day is spent on the skidpan where causes of skids, recognition of skids and skid control are covered. This is a necessity as the amount of accidents increases with rain and wet road conditions.

gerotech3Dynamic Ride and Handling:

Smoothness is the aim of this training module. Aspects such as straight line braking, controlled cornering, limitations of yourself and your vehicle, are typical aspects covered during this session. This module is presented on a track which consists of dry and wet road surfaces to emphasise the change in driving style that should be applied in different weather and road conditions.

Hijack Prevention:

With the S.A. hijack statistics increasing aggressively, the need to obtain some form of defence has become extremely important. The means of defence for any driver is awareness. Target hardening, preventative measures, state of readiness, reactive measures, etc. are only some of the topics covered during this presentation.

4×4 Driving Course:

gerotech2This course will provide 4×4 drivers with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to drive their vehicle in any off-road condition. The theoretical
component includes discussions on sensible off-road habits, safety/risk factors and coverage of the 4X4 drive line layouts and mechanics of different 4×4 vehicles. The theory is complemented by practical sessions learning general off-road driving techniques and negotiating obstacles such as sand, gradients, side slopes, river crossings, rocky terrain, etc.

4×4 Recovery Course:
The focus is on safety and the prevention of danger to man, machine, environment and equipment. Delegates will learn how to assess a recovery exercise, confirm an approach and select the right equipment and technique.

Taxi Training:

This training course provides a taxi-driver with the necessary skills to operate his vehicle in a cost-effective, safe and responsible manner on public roads. It also focuses on facilitating change of a mind set and attitude of a taxi-driver. If the mind set and attitude is not changed, the skills training will not have an impact or influence on the trainees.

Bus and Heavy Vehicle Training:

The basis of all the training programs is theoretical in-class sessions where aspects such as basic mechanics and dynamics of heavy vehicles, driver fatigue, alcohol, responsibility, attitudes of drivers, etc. are covered.

The lecture is followed by practical defensive on-road driving which covers driving on urban and suburban roads after which drivers are exposed to a range of scenarios that require them to be in control of their vehicles in sudden changing road conditions.

Skills Programmers and Learnerships:

The skills programmes and learnerships concluded by Gerotek Training for the National Certificates in Professional Driving, is in line with the Skills Development Act, SAQA accredited and pitches on NQF Level 3.

This qualification can be clustered in such a way to make provision for a learner not to be away from his/her workplace for too long periods.

Advantages using Gerotek Training:

  • Standard courses approved by key role players in the industry to be used.
  • 80% of the courses to be conducted on the Gerotek test tracks, therefore reducing the risk of accidents during training.
  • Track designed to allow simulation of almost any type of road condition.
  • High standards will be maintained – in accordance with the industry.
  • An accredited training provider.
  • Training courses are structured according to client specific requirements.
+ Contacts

Contact details:

 

Tel: +27 (12) 371 2065  Fax: +27 (12) 371 2001

E-mail: info@gerotek.co.za

GPS: S25″45.515 E028″00.522