Category: Africa

Haulotte Appoints New Distributor for South Africa

The Haulotte Group has appointed Amandla Access, based in Cape Town, as its new South African distributor.

Amandla Access is made up of Mark Smith (CEO), Gavin Bothwell (Operations Manager), Ben Lubbe (Sales), Kenny Phiri (Service Engineer) and Edith Bartholomew (Administration). Jointly they have 38 years’ experience in the access industry; Mark Smith 14 years (technical and sales), Kenny Phiri 13 years (technical), Gavin Bothwell 6 years (sales) and Ben Lubbe 5 years (sales).

bauma Africa renamed: BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA

New dates: September 15 to 18, 2015 in Johannesburg

The first event was held under the name of bauma Africa, and it celebrated a successful premiere with 754 exhibitors from 38 countries and 14,700 visitors from over 100 countries. As part of their cooperation on international construction machinery events, Messe München and AEM announced at bauma in 2013 their intention to set up a joint venture in Africa. This joint venture will be organizing the upcoming trade show as BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. The event will retain the current successful exhibition team and its CEO Elaine Crewe.

Eugen Egetenmeir, Managing Director of Messe München, explains:

“Both partners have agreed on the new event name of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA. This new, joint name reflects the close and trusting cooperation between Messe München and AEM.”

bauma Africa 2013: Platform for many key players

Already, around a year before the first bauma Africa (September 18-21, 2013) gets under way at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, it is clear that the originally planned 20,000 square meters of exhibition space will have to be extended. One reason for this is the sheer number of registrations received so far from key players.

Gary Bell, Chief Executive at Bell Equipment, sees bauma Africa as a real opportunity for his company.

“An international exhibition of this stature in sub-Saharan Africa has been long awaited and we at Bell Equipment look forward to supporting an event which will have positive spin-offs for the region, the construction industry and our customers.”

Broad-based support from the sector for bauma Africa

The premiere of bauma Africa is attracting great interest in the sector, both at home and abroad: the South African Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CONMESA) expressly welcomes the premiere of bauma Africa, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles. A range of other national and international associations and organizations are also supporting the new sector event, which takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg.

CONMESA was founded in 1992 and it currently has 20 members who represent the most important local and international companies in the construction and mining industry in South Africa.

New construction machinery trade show for southern Africa

Building on the undeniable success of the internationally famous Bauma fairs which take place in Germany every three eyar, the organisers are since established the bran in China, and the Middle East. Now they are further expanding their expertise with a new ‘Bauma’ for Africa.

Messe München International is expanding its international network for the construction machinery sector with the launch of a new event in South Africa. The first bauma Africa takes place in September 2013 in Johannesburg. Messe München will set up a subsidiary in South Africa to implement this event.

The orgnisation expects the first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles to attract around 200 exhibitors and to take up around 20,000 square meters of exhibition space. In terms of attendees, the show is directed primarily at customers from Sub-Saharan Africa.

South Africa: Bell welcomes Liebherr to the family

One hundred and fifty Bell Equipment customers and media representatives gathered at the Bell Equipment Sales Southern Africa (BESSA) head offices at Jet Park in mid-November 2011 to officially welcome Liebherr excavators to the Bell product offering.

The South African manufacturer signed a distribution agreement in May with Liebherr, one of the world’s leading construction companies, which will see Bell distributing Liebherr’s tracked hydraulic excavators ranging from 20t to 85t, namely the R906C to the R974C into the Southern African and African markets.

Guests at the product launch were given a tour of Bell Equipment’s state-of-the-art Global Logistics Centre, which will play an integral role insofar as product and parts support for the Liebherr excavators, as it does for the rest of the Bell product range.

CDE announce distribution agreement for Africa with Pilot Crushtec

CDE have announced the addition of Pilot Crushtec to their global distributor network with responsibility for South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Pilot Crushtec will promote the full range of CDE washing equipment including the Evowash sand washing plant, Prograde screens, M2500 mobile washing plant, Rotomax logwashers and Aquacycle thickeners.

Commenting on the announcement CDE sales manager for Africa, Mr Des Crawford said “We are happy to welcome Pilot Crushtec to our distributor network as we seek to build on the early success we have had in Africa to date.”