Black-owned industrial equipment supplier diversifies into mining

By | 2021-09-20T06:54:03+00:00 September 20th, 2021|

One of the current largest black-owned and managed industrial equipment suppliers in Africa, Shumani Industrial Equipment, is now an appointed dealer for all Goscor Group companies that import industrial equipment for the South African market. The company plans to diversify its offering into the mining arena.

MD for Shumani, Victor Nemukula reveals, “There is a possibility to supply equipment like front end loaders, articulated dump trucks and excavators to PGM mining companies in the Rustenburg area, for example.”

The food and beverage industry remains the core focus for Shumani at present, however, with the mining industry, riding high on the back of rising commodity prices, Nemukula comments, “We are set on competing in this space as well, as we have a significant value proposition to offer.”

Most of the equipment currently supplied by Shumani is used in the stores and logistics departments of both construction and mining companies. According to Nemukula, the materials-handling and logistics sector remains resilient and has improved significantly in 2021, and he forsees further growth for 2022.

Brands on offer include Bendi, Crown, Kalmar and Doosan in the forklift market. Construction equipment brands include Bobcat, Sany, HPower, Weima, Luthian, Ozen and Sullair. The company also offers Tennant, Genie, Sentinel and HighPoint in the cleaning equipment market segment.

The company has a full complement of technicians, most of whom are based at client sites providing on-site maintenance, ensuring guaranteed uptime of 95% for maximum productivity.

Shumani is looking to supply large equipment like excavators to the mining industry. Photo credit: Shumani Industrial Equipment

Shumani is looking to supply large equipment like excavators to the mining industry. Photo credit: Shumani Industrial Equipment