While there is generally a case for buying dewatering pumps and related equipment outright, renting offers so many advantages that it ought to at all times be given close consideration. This is the view of Lee Vine, managing director of dewatering and dredge pump rental specialist IPR.
He says that IPR is seeing a robust shift in course of the rental mannequin. “We began up simply seven years in the past and, since then, we’ve had to constantly add pumps to our fleet to meet ever rising demand from a range of industries, most particularly mining and building,” he states.
“We now have more than 200 pumps in our rental fleet, able to handle virtually any pumping activity. Our line-up includes submersible drainage and dewatering pumps, slurry and sludge pumps and diesel-driven pumps. We additionally supply dredging systems and hydro mining solutions.”
Vine believes that one of many prime benefits of renting is that it eliminates the need for upfront capital expenditure, which – depending on the kind of gear that is required – may be considerable. “Many companies – notably if they are start-ups or are experiencing powerful buying and selling situations – simply can’t afford to make this type of financial dedication,” he says. “If that is the case, rental is the best resolution.”
เพชเชอร์เกจ points out that buying does not make business sense if the gear required is just used on an intermittent foundation. “If you’re going to buy pumps, for instance, then you want to get the utmost utilisation out of them. If you only have an occasional need for pumping, then I would strongly advocate renting. It is madness to buy costly tools and then leave it standing for long periods.”
Ownership also brings with it the problems of maintenance. “Pumps have to be maintained and this normally means that folks with the required competence have to be permanently employed to undertake this process,” he says. “When you lease from IPR, we provide this service. Our expert and experienced technicians undertake all servicing and upkeep on site on a 24/7 basis. We additionally, in fact, ensure that machines are in tip-top situation before being sent out to clients.”
When it involves pumping, there isn’t a such thing as ‘one size suits all’ and Vine says that is one other compelling purpose to hire quite than purchase. “IPR can draw from its extraordinarily big selection of pumps and other gear to offer solutions that are precisely tailored to the customer’s wants. By contrast, we regularly discover that companies that elect to purchase their very own tools end up utilizing pumps which are totally unsuited to the duty at hand. They are utilizing them as a outcome of that’s all they’ve obtainable.”
By renting from IPR, clients also get the profit of the newest expertise. “Obviously, not each unit in our fleet would be the very newest model however, typically, our stock consists of new or relatively new machines providing – amongst other things – wonderful gasoline efficiency,” says Vine. “Customers can rest assured that we’re going to by no means provide out-of-date equipment that’s not match for objective.”
While rental is the spine of IPR’s business, the corporate also sells pumps and other gear. It is the only real agent in southern Africa for the well-established Atlas Copco diesel-driven pump units in addition to the Atlas Copco range of submersible pumps.
As Vine feedback, “We’re definitely not saying that clients should at all times lease. Under the best circumstances, direct possession of belongings such as pumps can be the best path to observe. We recognise this, which is why we are geared to either lease or sell.”
IPR is based in fashionable premises in Jet Park, Johannesburg, the place it has a well-equipped engineering workshop which permits it to provide absolutely customised pumping and dredging solutions to ISO 9001 requirements.
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