3rd Edition 2015
Our commitment goes deep
With all the planning and resources that go into exhibiting at an international trade show, it’s hard to believe that it’s all over within a matter of days and that Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015 is now a distant memory.
On behalf of Bell I would like to thank all those customers and visitors who came to our Bell stand. The feedback we’ve received has been incredibly positive and we valued the opportunity to interact with you, whether it was on a business level in our meeting rooms or sharing a few ‘cold ones’ in our hospitality area.
We are pleased to have achieved our objective of showing our commitment to the Africa market and confirming the Bell brand as a professional company that is serious about business on the continent.
Reading this edition you will see that our commitment goes much deeper than just supplying a range of premium products.
It’s about investing in our Customer Service Centres and our Global Logistics Centre so that we can provide our customers with world class technical support and parts availability. It’s about investing in apprenticeship programmes to provide skills and employment and ensure that we have the necessary skills set to continue to deliver strong, reliable support way into the future.
While 2015 has undoubtedly been a tough year, we look forward to the time when the tide turns and wish you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Group Chief Executive
Bell is bullish about the impact of Bauma Conexpo Africa - P4
Canyon Coal sees benefits of owning Bell fleet - P8
uMhlathuze rural roads get a massive boost with Bell machines - P10
Productivity and durability are key features for John Deere’s new L-series Skidders - P12
Dry Harts Diamonds impressed with the brilliance of the Bell B40D - P14
Positive performance brings Grundon back to Bell - P16
Longevity and reliability of Bell machines is key for Rheebok Bricks - P18
Bell machines shine bright for diamond miners - P20
Bell fleet moves the earth for Môreson Grondverskuiwers - P22
Matriarch Loader ideal for farms using sub-surface drip irrigation - P24
Customer support keeps Terblanche Transport returning to Bell - P26
Dual Power units impress at Bell Finlay launch - P28
Bell officially opens modern, efficient Nelspruit facility - P32
Bell strengthens its Zambian ties with a new, modern facility - P33
Hanson puts faith in Bell Equipment in historic 15-machine deal - P34
KAVS Equipment expands its Bell ADT fleet - P36
Pre-owned ADTs enjoy a productive second life with MH Mining - P38
Bell Promo Shop - P40