Already a household brand in the warehousing market, Shumani Industrial Equipment is successfully expanding into the supply of port-handling equipment such as reach stackers and empty container handlers. These are available on either a long, short term or outright purchase basis. Long-term rental is mostly over 60 months.

Having supplied this equipment to Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet Port Operations on a short-term rental basis, Shumani took the decision to supply customers directly, especially as it owned the assets itself. “We realised there was a gap in the market and therefore we took the opportunity,” comments MD, Victor Nemukula.

Full maintenance leases

What differentiates Shumani in this materials handling segment is that it offers full maintenance lease agreements. It includes any maintenance support required, based on a two-hour response time on a 24/7 basis and with a 98% uptime. In addition to maintenance, Shumani provides equipment tracking.

The largest black-owned and managed industrial equipment supplier in South Africa, Shumani aims to become a significant player in the provision of port equipment to both the public and private sector. “We are the only entrepreneurial equipment provider in the market. We are also the only 51% black owned and managed equipment provider in this space,” notes Victor.

Industrial and construction

Shumani is an appointed dealer for all Goscor Group companies that import industrial equipment for the South African market. It supplies world-class equipment across the breadth of the industrial and construction sectors. 

Brands on offer include world-leading names like Bendi, Crown, Kalmar, and Doosan in the forklift market. Construction equipment brands include Bobcat, Sany, HPower, Weima, Luthian, Ozen and Sullair. In the cleaning equipment market segment, Shumani offers Tennant, Genie, Sentinel and HighPoint.

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