Forever the industry trailblazer; Xylem South Africa opened its new pump rental hub – the largest of its kind on the African continent – in Kempton Park, Johannesburg on the 1st of October 2015.
The expert team at Xylem South Africa; a part of the global water solutions behemoth, Xylem Inc.; has been hard at work over the past few months in preparation for the opening of its new rental hub premises in Gauteng. This new purpose-built facility opened its doors on the 1st of October – expanding Xylem’s global investment into emerging markets and augmented rental development into Africa. The rental hub offers customers ease of access and greater affordability to world-class pump rental solutions within a centralised hub.
Over the past few years Xylem South Africa has positioned itself as the go-to company for pumping solutions. The company operates within the entire water cycle and is deeply entrenched as a trusted name in the mining; construction; municipal; agricultural; marine; disaster relief and residential spheres.
The company has greatly expanded its regional footprint with branches currently servicing clients in Gauteng; North-West; Western Cape; Limpopo; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. With this strong national presence; the team at Xylem South Africa in conjunction with its global parent company, decided to invest into the expansion of Xylem’s rental service offering in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“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 adds.
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,” Bekker explains.
With the rental hub ready to service both Southern Africa and the wider African continent, with bespoke pump rental solutions – Xylem’s commitment to expansion into emerging markets is underscored. Water as a scarce resource – both in operations and for consumption is of particular concern in Africa. Xylem is set to assist in addressing this concern through its constant technical developments and through investment into its areas of operation.
For more information on Xylem South Africa’s Rental Hub contact 0861 7867 4473 PUMPHIRE; or visit the company’s website at www.xyleminc.com/za.