Shumani looks to diversify into mining, construction industry
As one of the biggest industrial equipment suppliers into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main target market for Shumani Industrial Equipment. However, the company aims to diversify and is investigating some opportunities in the mining industry, reveals MD Victor Nemukula. “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.”
Now the largest black-owned and managed industrial equipment supplier in South Africa, 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.
Shumani has a full complement of technicians, most of whom are based at its client sites. These technicians provide maintenance on customer equipment, ensuring that Shumani delivers a guaranteed uptime of 95% for maximum productivity.
Nemukula comments that the materials-handling and logistics sector remains resilient and has improved significantly in 2021. As a result, Shumani has seen strong growth in 2021 and even expects this to continue into 2022, highlights Nemukula.
As the largest industrial equipment supplier into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main focus for Shumani at present. However, the mining industry is also riding high on the back of rising commodity prices. Most of the equipment supplied by Shumani is used in the stores and logistics departments of both construction and mining companies. “We are set on competing in this space as well, as we have a significant value proposition to offer,” concludes Nemukula.
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