Africa’s largest pump rental hub opens for business
By Steve Ducker07 October 2015
Xylem’s new rental premises in South Africa have opened to expand the company’s global investment into emerging markets in general and Africa in particular.
The company, whose operations include the mining, construction, municipal, agricultural, marine, disaster relief and residential spheres, has greatly expanded its regional footprint in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years.
“We saw a greater need for tailor-made rental solutions developing in South Africa and its neighbouring countries,” explains Dirk Bekker, rental manager at Xylem South Africa.
“There are many benefits to rental solutions. Clients can focus on core business; they can scale up your their fleet; clients pay only for the equipment and services they need to minimise operating costs; Xylem designs; builds; tests and rents it own equipment – we’ll always select and apply the right solution for our clients’ needs. Renting can assist clients in reducing capital expenditure while still retaining access to top of the range; word-leading pump brands,” he added.
The hub operates nationally through Xylem’s regional depots and delivery and transport options to other areas can be discussed upon request. Flexibility and adaptability is key with the Rental Hub – the knowledgeable and experienced technical specialists at Xylem’s rental hub will be able to put together hands-on solutions for customers – while backing it up with solid technical advice and comprehensive maintenance strategies.
“This will ultimately result in less down-time and higher productivity for clients. Coupled with the costs saved on initial capital layout on pumps or related systems – the sky is the limit for our customers. We place great value on providing the best solutions for businesses that place their trust in us,” said Mr Bekker.