Business Operations
Forster Irrigation (Pvt) Ltd is a 100% owned Zimbabwean private company. It is a leading supplier, manufacturer and installer of irrigation, solar pumps and water reticulation schemes in Zimbabwe. Our customers include farmers, NGOs, mines, schools, government agencies, the tourism sector and public departments concerned with water supply.
We specialize in drip irrigation but also offer centre pivots, sprinkler and micro-jet systems and have extensive experience with gravity fed and flood systems. We run a comprehensive workshop that is able to manufacture, service and repair a wide variety of irrigation components (e.g. pumps, pipework, filter tanks etc) as well as install borehole pumps, pipeline and provide turnkey water projects. We are Zimbabwean agents for NaanDanJain, an Israeli Irrigation Company
We are the Zimbabwean agents for Wilo Pumps of Germany and CRI Pumps of India. Between the two we offer a wide range of high quality affordable pumps for almost any application. We are able to select, supply, install or repair any pump of the above brands. We also provide solar pumps and have used the latest technology such as hybrid solar invertors combined with generators or on-grid electricity successfully.
Water Reticulation
We have supplied and installed water supply systems for the last 30 years in various projects. The last 5 years we have incorporated solar power in many rural area water supply projects to great effect. The sizes of the systems we have worked on have ranged from 0.55kW to 63kW projects. We can also do technical assessments and feasibility studies on proposed projects and can offer yield tests, treatment requirements etc. We also offer comprehensive training workshops and maintenance capabilities.
Sewage Systems
We have designed and built aerobic and anaerobic ponds of various sizes. We have installed biofilters, sewage pumps, pipes and valves for a number of sewage systems. We have completed a scheme at Ngezi Platinum Mine undertaking sewage disposal systems for their housing project.
Water Storage
We have recently started erecting Zincalume & Galvanized Steel Tanks of Various sizes, these come in either potable roofed or open irrigation types. These have the advantage of having a long life, being quick and easy to assemble, repair and move should the need arise. These range from 30,000lt tanks to 1,500,000lt tanks 6m high.
Management and Workforce
Our business is lead by Brian Forster who is a qualified engineer with over 30 years experience in the water sector of Zimbabwe. We are proud of our staff record; most of our employees have been with us for over 15 years and have been trained in our fully equipped workshop.