Concord Access Rental Equipment Raises The Mall of Africa

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Concord Access Rental (GAR), part of the Concord Group of Companies, has to date rented out a total of 95 access equipment to support construction work currently under way at the Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg, testimony to the company’s teamwork, dedication and belief in their equipment and service.

Specialist Rental Company, CAR, is a market leader in the supply of a wide range of mobile lifting equipment and systems to the Southern Africa market. According to the company’s General Manager, Nici Verster, they faced some challenges in securing the project. “Our success in being appointed as the preferred rental equipment supplier is the result of a tremendous team effort, perseverance and building good customer relationships.”

“Following several calls and visits to the site, we finally got hold of the correct decision maker but as he was on a very tight schedule, I only had five minutes to pitch our business.” The real breakthrough though came when Verster sold a GTH2506 telescopic handler to the customer on behalf of Concord Hi-Reach; CAR was then requested to supply a few tele-handlers and not long after, requests for other equipment started coming in. To ensure uninterrupted uptime for the customer, CAR has assigned Sales Representative, Johan Oosthuizen to the site to look after the customer’s requirements.

Covering an area of 115 000m², the Mall of Africa will be the largest shopping mall ever built in South Africa in a single phase. This crowning glory of South Africa’s strong shopping centre industry will be the heart of Midrand’s Waterfall City development, located between South Africa’s administrative capital, Pretoria, and its economic capital, Johannesburg. Valued at R5-billion, this super-regional mall is scheduled for opening in April 2016.