Company History

Monitor Distributors cc was established on the 14th November 1966 as Monitor Engineering Company (Natal) (Pty) Ltd. Gavin Pote, the current Managing Director joined the company in 1977 and purchased it in 1982. Since then, the focus of the company has been on spraying and high pressure pumping. In 1987 the name was changed to its present identity.

Later, when most overseas companies where leaving South Africa because of the political situation during the apartheid era, J. Wagner Spraytech sold their South African operation to their major distributor (Monitor Distributors). This is now the Johannesburg branch and trades as Hawk High Pressure Pumps.

We have a history and reputation of being technically imaginative and because of this and the high priority given to maintaining a reputation for honesty and fairness, clients feel confident in supporting Monitor.

We are proud to be South African and where possible, only the best local products are used. Hawk has a level 6 BBBEE rating and belong to the MEIBC.


Gavin Pote - Main Member

Gavin Pote

Managing Director

Gavin has been with the company since 1977 and is the main shareholder and designer. He is based at the Durban Head Office.

Abdool Dockrat - Sales Director

Abdool Docrat

Sales Director

Doc has been with the company since 1977. He heads up the Durban sales team.

Melanie Mokawem - Marketing Director

Melanie Mokawem

Marketing Director

Melanie has been with the company since 2004. She operates from the Durban Head Office.

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Custom Design

Hawk have an enviable reputation for being able to custom design solutions for local problems. All equipment is manufactured at the Durban factory where quality and practicality are always considered. The resulting solutions are designed to be robust enough for the tough African market.

Our Guarantee

Precision engineering and the use of high quality materials have enabled Hawk in South Africa to give a comprehensive guarantee to cover their products. A full one year’s warranty covers the workmanship and materials against defects (excluding wear and tear items) on all manufactured units.

Non-foaming Oil

Hawk Non-Foaming OilHawk Oil has been developed in conjunction with a leading oil manufacturer for the Hawk range of high pressure piston pumps. The Hawk oil is non-foaming, thereby reducing the amount of bubbles in the oil, and the amount of air in the bearings. This in turn increases the lubricating properties of the oil. The lack of emulsifiers in the oil reduces its ability to become milky in humid conditions.