On Tuesday 28th November 2017 Wacker Neuson South Africa signed an exclusive partnership agreement with long-standing Namibian dealer, Industrial Building Supplies & Plant Hire (IBS). The agreement positions IBS as the exclusive supplier of Wacker Neuson light construction and compact equipment in Namibia.
This is our first exclusive dealer agreement and marks a milestone in the history of Wacker Neuson South Africa,” comments Dennis Vietze, Managing Director of Wacker Neuson South Africa. “It is fitting that this exclusive partnership deal is forged with our top dealer, IBS, who already has the premium Wacker Neuson brand in their fleet and is also the biggest supplier of our brand in Namibia.”
Established in 1967, IBS developed into a highly successful family business under the capable leadership of directors Wolfgang Büttner, brother-in-law Michael Baas and sibling Anke Baas. When Wolfgang’s late father bought 50% shares in IBS in 1996 he was the first to introduce compact equipment (Wacker Neuson) to Namibia. This kick-started the two-decade business relationship between the two companies. Gunter eventually took full ownership of the business and was joined by Wolfgang in 2000 who, together with Michael, Anke and his mom, also a shareholder, proudly continues this family legacy in Gunter’s honour.
With plant hire as its biggest market share, IBS is a leading supplier of consumables and equipment sales and hire to the construction, retail, contractor and mining sectors across the entire territory through a network of retailers. From its well-equipped, state-of-the-art workshop in Windhoek, IBS takes care of all after-sales service and repairs including original parts supply. Wacker Neuson is the biggest brand in Namibia and customers and end-users recognise that the exceptional quality of this premium brand optimises uptime and productivity to deliver subsequent savings, lowest total cost of ownership and rapid return on investment.
When Dennis took over the reins at Wacker Neuson South Africa on 1st June 2017, he brought with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the company’s products and services. Dennis who is passionate about the brand, has spearheaded a number of changes at the Sub-Saharan subsidiary.