The four year rental relationship between Tubular Plant Hire and Goscor Access Rental, which started off with the rental of two cherry pickers – a Genie S85 RT and a Z135 RT, has created a specific product and service offering for the Kalagadi Manganese Mine in the Northern Cape, and the Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga.
“Our focus, both abroad and within the local marketplace, is aimed predominantly at the manufacturing and construction sectors. The group, together with its competent, motivated management teams, is responsible for an array of specialist services,” said Craig Schneiderman, Procurement Manager, Tubular Holdings Group.
“Our rental relationship with Goscor focuses mainly on the hire of telehandlers and cherry pickers,” Schneiderman explained.
“These rental services focus on mining processes, planning management and execution of turnkey projects, and the supply, installation, and commissioning of electrical and instrumentation infrastructure.”
Schneiderman cited the main benefit of standardising on Goscor equipment for its rental needs is that the company maintains a modern fleet, ensuring it has the latest technology on hand.
“This also means that the machines are replaced constantly, and therefore are virtually brand-new. This translates into high availability and uptime, which is critical for increased productivity.
“What sets Goscor Access Rental apart is also that it is able to provide comprehensive service and support across its countrywide footprint. In addition, we enjoy a good relationship with the senior management, which is always available to offer any assistance or advice.
“The company also has fully-trained and skilled technicians on hand to facilitate any repairs or maintenance,” Schneiderman elaborates.
Commenting on the current state of the mining and construction industries, Schneiderman said that he is confident that tenders for major projects will begin to see the light of day from July this year.
“There is significant potential for actual work in the pipeline, which means the market will be busy again by year-end. There is a much more positive outlook at the moment than there has been for the past two years,” concluded Schneiderman.