‘HPE Africa’s annual head office customer event is always well attended by key players from diverse industries, including mining and quarrying, plant hire, construction, civil engineering, agriculture and municipalities,’ says Alex Ackron, managing director, HPE Africa, a division of Capital Equipment Group (CEG) which is a subsidiary of Invicta Holdings Limited. ‘We take the opportunity during customer events to showcase new products and to demonstrate impressive capabilities of equipment.
‘It was a pleasure to announce that HPE Africa will again be exclusive distributors in southern Africa for the McCloskey range of crushing and screening units. HPE Africa’s extensive branch network will support this range with a technical advisory, maintenance and parts service.’
Customers were updated about HPE Africa’s ‘Perfect Fit’ finance campaign, which offers adaptable financial options. ‘Perfect Fit’ finance campaign packages, offered through Standard Bank, include four core options, with various combinations of instalment payment choices to suit each customer’s business needs.
Also of interest, was a focus on the new Hyundai Hi-Mate system, which enables customers to remotely track and monitor a machine’s performance, 24 hours a day. This advanced telematics system provides real time data that includes daily performance.
Detailed reports of individual machines and a fleet’s working summary provides relevant information that forms part of efficient preventative maintenance programmes and considerably reduces downtime. By retrieving machine diagnostics, users know exactly when to change the oil or replace filters. It’s also easy to monitor a machine’s service intervals and the parts replacement history.
Highlights of the day included the synchronised manoeuvres of Hyundai excavators and loaders, which were precision-controlled by highly skilled HPE Africa operators and trapeze acts performed by dance professionals, who demonstrated their faith in the strength of the Hyundai R300LC-9s, by using the robust bucket and boom as their support beam.
Customers’ jigsaw puzzle and excavator control skills were also put to the test in fun competitions held during the course of the afternoon.
Dave Haines, from Old Lady and Son Plant Hire, who entered the photo booth competition, received the most ‘likes’ on the official HPE Africa Facebook page. He has won a three night MSC Cruise for two, valued at R13 000.
HPE Africa’s product range encompasses Hyundai earthmoving equipment, Soosan hydraulic hammers and McCloskey crushing and screening units.