This growth is part of Verlinde Cranes & Hoists’ ongoing effort to extend its product and service offering to customers, irrespective of location.
Warren Shankland, MD of Verlinde Cranes and Hoists, said: “Both Namibia and Steelpoort in Limpopo are territories to which we have been trying to gain access. We are ecstatic to build our relationship with Expert Mining Solutions and Pirtek so that we can extend our service offering to all our customers in these areas.”
Expert Mining Solutions, situated in Namibia, has a strong support following and a reputation for delivering while maintaining safety as a core value in their business. The company operates both locally and across borders.
In November 2015, Expert Mining Solutions acquired Pirtek Steelpoort, which has a firm foothold in Limpopo.
“It is an exciting time to be a part of both companies, we look forward to being a part of their business growth,” said Shankland.
“Our company values and promise on service are in line, we run a business built on relationships and we are committed to delivering solutions that meet business needs and are a sound investment.”
Expert Mining Solutions will represent Verlinde Cranes & Hoists in Namibia, while Pirtek Steelpoort will do so in Steelpoort and its surrounding area.
This is just part of the planned expansion of Verlinde Cranes & Hoists, which aims to build on its already extensive dealer network in 2016.
Locally, Verlinde Cranes and Hoists is now represented in the Free State and Mpumalanga through EBJ Construction, in Limpopo through Pirtek Steelpoort, in the North West through Jynco Hydraulic World, in the Northern Cape through Dezzo Equipment and in the Western Cape through Maniload.
In the rest of Africa, there are dealers in Botswana (EBJ Construction), Namibia (Expert Mining Solutions), Zimbabwe (Kromona Investments) and Mozambique.
Negotiations are under way to penetrate other African territories