Wacker Neuson Group has announced its grand entrance into the Zimbabwean market through local company Pelgin Consultancy Services where it will be supplying of state of the art mining and construction equipment.
Wacker Neuson has been a proud manufacturer of premium construction equipment since 1848, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, United State of America and a new state of the art factory in China. The company manufacturers over 300 products for the construction and agricultural sectors with several products also suitable for the mining sector.
Pelgin Consultancy Services managing director Gary Moorcroft told Mining Zimbabwe that the company has cast its
eyes into mining as well considering that some of its equipment has a major role to play in mining operations.
“The mining Industry have many requirements for light to medium equipment which is not only limited to the
construction industry. For example the new range of mobile, trailer mounted LED Lighting Plants have become very popular with the mines for use not only in open cast applications such as pit work at night, but around Processing plants and any other application that requires exceptional lighting.
“There are also products such as the new range of Skid Steer Loaders, ideally suited for work in confined areas often found both underground as well as surface mining.”
Recently Wacker Neuson Group representative for South Africa Dennis Vietze said the global firm might consider setting up a manufacturing plant in Africa with Zimbabwe also presenting an opportunity for growth. The German company valued at about $1,7 billion has operations spanning across the Americas, Asia and Europe “We have operations in America, Europe and Asia. But we don’t have any immediate plans to set up a manufacturing plant in Africa because of the volumes issues. We fully agree that Africa is among the fastest growing economies but the volumes at the moment do not warrant such kind of an investment. We are always open possibilities and in would say never say never because it can happen.
“The change in political and economic situation saw us rethinking about our presence in Zimbabwe. So Garry Moorcroft (Pelginmanaging director) was getting in contact with us about the changes and the new structure in the country and we had good kick off meeting in South Africa which saw us being here now,” said Vietze.
Wacker Neuson Group is an international family of companies and a leading manufacturer of light and compact equipment with over 50 affiliates and 140 sales and service stations. The group offers a broad portfolio of products, a wide range of services and an efficient spare parts service.
The product brands Wacker Neuson, Kramer and Weidemann belong to the Wacker Neuson Group. Wacker Neuson is the partner of choice among professional users in construction, gardening, landscaping and agriculture, as well as among municipal bodies and companies in industries such as recycling, energy and rail transport.
Moorcroft added that the increase in road construction projects in Zimbabwe is offering avenues for the German equipment manufacturer to supply the needed machinery.
|Pelgin Consultancy Services (Pvt) Ltd|
|Physical Address:||7 Loreley Close|
|P O Box AY 194 Amby|