Kemach Equipment has partnered with Stampede Compaction Equipment to supply locally manufactured walk-behind / pedestrian rollers to the South African market.

Donned in the renowned Kemach Equipment yellow, the new-look machines will proudly display both Kemach and Stampede brands.

As a leading distributor of JCB earthmoving equipment and service solutions in South Africa, Kemach Equipment holds about 2.5% market share in walk-behind rollers in southern Africa with sales exceeding 100 machines over the past seven years.

“Although the local market may not be massive, we believe it holds significant opportunities, especially in the plant hire space,” says Kemach Equipment’s national support and marketing manager, Mark Senyard. “So, when JCB decided to discontinue its range of walk-behind rollers, we were keen to continue supplying this type of machine, prompting us to look for a suitable partnership. We could not have asked for a more qualified partner in Stampede Compaction Equipment. The compatibility and shared synergies between the two businesses make for a textbook collaboration.”

Senyard also points out that as Stampede specialises in the smaller compaction product range there is zero conflict with Kemach Equipment’s other product ranges. “What was important for us is that Stampede is all about local. In addition to the fact that Stampede boasts a proven track record for building tough, reliable and efficient equipment for Africa, the business contributes to the local economy through job creation and skills development,” he adds.

The scope of the agreement will see Kemach Equipment supplying Stampede’s complete walk-behind roller range, the PR39 trench compactor, the PR 62 and 75 general purpose rollers as well as the PR90 heavy duty roller. “These robust machines, available in drum widths ranging from 380mm to 890mm with operating weights from 495kg to 1 080kg, are versatile workhorses renowned for their simple, easy operation and efficiency; we are eager to unleash these machines into the market,” says Senyard.

“Stampede is rightfully proud to partner with a company like Kemach Equipment that is a market leader, an organisation with a pedigree that is renowned for excellence in sales and after-market support,” states Marco Capazario, managing director of Stampede Compaction Equipment.

According to Senyard, Kemach Equipment’s initial focus is on the South African market and in particular the plant hire space where there is the biggest demand for walk-behinds, followed by the construction and government sectors. “Once we have successfully accomplished this, the opportunity is there to offer this product to our sister companies in Botswana and Zambia and further afield to other JCB Dealers in Mozambique and Zambia,” concludes Senyard.