Tienie Potgieter, rental store manager at Weir Warman Africa’s Middelburg branch and Howard Jones, sales manager open pit dewatering at Weir Warman Africa.
Tienie Potgieter, rental store manager at Weir Warman Africa’s Middelburg branch and Howard Jones, sales manager open pit dewatering at Weir Warman Africa.

While the initial rental stockholding will focus on dewatering pumps for the mining and quarrying sector, the inventory will also cater for construction and industrial dewatering applications.

Currently the rental of pumps in other regions such as Rustenburg and Wadeville is being covered by the company’s existing branches. However the plan is that in time rental stores will be opened in these areas as well. “In essence, rental pumps will be made available in all regions where customer demand exists in line with our customer driven focus,” said Howard Jones, sales manager open pit dewatering at Weir Warman Africa.
 
Technical support on submersible pumps will be provided by Thabo Mabusela, submersible product champion at Weir Warman Africa. “Pump rental in this sector is not as simple as rental activities with other products and it is essential that our technical personnel be available to assess application and site conditions, and then recommend the most appropriate pump to ensure effective, efficient and reliable dewatering,” explained Jones.
 
The 400 sq m facility in Middelburg will initially employ five people, increasing to an anticipated 10 by mid-2010.