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Renting of Construction Equipment With or Without Operator In South Africa
BY Duncan Bekker
South Africa
20 May 2020
R 14 400.00 (ZAR)  
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Renting of Construction Equipment with or without Operator


The rental of construction equipment, also known as the plant hire industry, includes a handful of relatively large plant hire companies, and many more small players. Plant hire, like the wider equipment sector, is under increasing pressure due to economic headwinds and the ongoing decline in the construction sector. While equipment rental has proven more resilient than direct sales, and is enjoying relatively stable demand from mining contractors, plant hire companies are waiting on an economic recovery and an improvement in state and private sector infrastructure spending. The fragile situation has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and consequent economic lockdown, which represent a potentially significant longer-term threat to companies, employment, and activity in the construction sector.


Limited Opportunities


The plant hire industry is facing mounting pressure due to South Africa’s economic recession and the ongoing weakness in the construction sector which has caused construction and mining companies to change their machinery purchasing and replacement policies. The decline in sales of new equipment has resulted in a shift towards rental and aftermarket service activity. Players do not expect an improvement in market conditions in the short-term and are looking to streamline their operations, cut costs, and leverage the increased demand for aftermarket and equipment rental services. Players are looking at geographic, client and product expansion.


Report Coverage


This report focuses on the rental of construction equipment, with or without operator, in South Africa, including comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector and the performance and corporate actions of the sector’s notable players. There are profiles of 29 companies including major players such as Barloworld and Raubex. There are profiles of franchise companies such as Talisman, which has launched franchises in Builders stores, and companies such as enX group, whose rental trucking fleet and logistics business was bought in a R3.1bn deal.


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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 3
2.2. Geographic Position 4
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Coronavirus 12
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 14
4.1.3. Regulations 15
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 16
4.2. Continental 19
4.3. International 22
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 23
5.1. Economic Environment 23
5.2. Infrastructure Spending 25
5.3. Input Costs 26
5.4. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 27
5.5. Labour 29
5.6. Environmental Concerns 31
6. COMPETITION 32
6.1. Barriers to Entry 33
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 34
8. OUTLOOK 35
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 36
10.1. Publications 36
10.2. Websites 37
APPENDIX 1 39
Summary of Notable players 39
COMPANY PROFILES 44
A L S PLANT HIRE (RF) (PTY) LTD 44
ALISTAIR JAMES COMPANY LTD 47
ALLIED CRANE HIRE (PTY) LTD 49
AQUA TRANSPORT AND PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD 51
BABCOCK PLANT SERVICES (PTY) LTD 53
BARLOWORLD SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 55
BUD GROUP (PTY) LTD 62
CASE HIRE CC 65
DELTA CRANE AND PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD 67
ECO PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD 68
ENX GROUP LTD 69
HDMI INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD 73
HIRE ALL (PTY) LTD 74
HIRE SOLUTION (PTY) LTD (THE) 77
JOHNSON CRANE HIRE (PTY) LTD 79
MANITOU SOUTHERN AFRICA (PTY) LTD 81
MASHOVA PLANT (PTY) LTD 83
PERFORMANCE PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD 85
PHAKAMA MARLBORO CRANE HIRE (PTY) LTD 87
RAUBEX GROUP LTD 88
RENICO PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD 93
RENTTECH SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
RENTWORKS AFRICA (PTY) LTD 98
STERLING ACCESS CC 100
TALISMAN FRANCHISE OPERATIONS (PTY) LTD 101
TEICHMANN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 104
TORRE HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 106
TURNER MORRIS (PTY) LTD 109
XMOOR TRANSPORT (PTY) LTD 111