VDM Plant Hire plans to expand its operation to supply construction equipment to the mining sector.
“We are currently extending our fleet of excavators, road rollers, wheel loaders and TLBs to include machines that comply with mining specifications and standards,” explains Lindo van der Merwe, owner of VDM Plant Hire. “This expansion programme encompasses the upgrading of existing machines and the investment in new equipment,” he says.
The company will also be partnering with SMEs, which have contracts with mines for equipment supply. This is in line with the current trend, where mine authorities extend contracts for plant hire to SMEs, rather than purchasing or renting equipment directly from suppliers or manufacturers.
“What’s important to us in our selection of capital equipment, is a high-level of support from the supplier, as well as low maintenance costs and a good re-sale value of the equipment, hence r decision to purchase a R210W-9S excavator from HPE Africa.”
Key machines in the VDM Plant Hire fleet are Hyundai excavators, which deliver on high performance, reliable operation, fuel efficiency and safe operation, concludes Lindo.