A crane division has been added to Barloworld Transport, extending the company’s offer to a full range of transport, lifting and handling services in South Africa. Barloworld Transport is part of Barloworld Logistics Group.
Barloworld Cranes will be run by Rebone Motsatsi who has been appointed managing director and Ian Gerrard will be operations director. Motsatsi is an industrial engineering graduate with logistics industry experience. At Barloworld Logistics he was business development head: mining & construction. Gerrard has more than 40 years of experience and is an expert in crane, rigging, heavy lifting and heavy transport projects, Barloworld said.
The fleet is seven Liebherr all terrain cranes between 40 and 200 tonnes capacity and six Tadano truck mounted cranes from 34 to 60 tonnes. The crane depot will be in Isando, Kempton Park. Additional services offered include rigging engineering, CAD job planning, integrated project solutions, site inspections, risk assessments and project management.
Commenting on the new division, Steve Ford, Barloworld Logistics chief executive, said, “Barloworld Cranes represents another step in our journey of investing in niche products and services enabling us to offer our clients more holistic supply chain solutions. It is a natural fit to our business, specifically for clients needing to move abnormal cargo or engaging in specialized projects.”
Neil Henderson, Barloworld Transport chief executive, said, “Having identified the growing need for dedicated transport and lifting services, the new division will allow the group to provide clients with a comprehensive, turnkey solution, all from one provider. Under the guidance of a strong and highly experienced management team, Barloworld Cranes will offer tremendous value and scope for clients – both in southern Africa and beyond.”