While there’s sometimes a case for getting dewatering pumps and associated gear outright, renting presents so many benefits that it should at all times be given shut 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 direction of the rental model. “We began up just seven years in the past and, since then, we’ve needed to repeatedly add pumps to our fleet to fulfill ever rising demand from a variety of industries, most especially mining and building,” he states.
“We now have greater than 200 pumps in our rental fleet, capable of deal with almost any pumping activity. Our line-up includes submersible drainage and dewatering pumps, slurry and sludge pumps and diesel-driven pumps. We also offer dredging systems and hydro mining solutions.”
Vine believes that one of many prime advantages of renting is that it eliminates the need for upfront capital expenditure, which – relying on the sort of tools that’s required – may be considerable. “Many firms – significantly if they’re start-ups or are experiencing powerful buying and selling circumstances – simply can not afford to make this type of monetary dedication,” he says. “If this is the case, rental is the best solution.”
He factors out that buying does not make business sense if the equipment required is simply used on an intermittent foundation. “If you’re going to buy pumps, for example, then you should get the utmost utilisation out of them. If you only have an occasional want for pumping, then I would strongly recommend renting. It is madness to buy costly gear after which depart it standing for lengthy durations.”
Ownership also brings with it the issues of upkeep. “Pumps have to be maintained and this normally implies that people with the required competence must be completely employed to undertake this process,” he says. “When you rent 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, of course, ensure that machines are in tip-top situation earlier than being sent out to customers.”
When it comes to pumping, there is not any such factor as ‘one measurement fits all’ and Vine says this is one other compelling reason to rent quite than buy. “IPR can draw from its extraordinarily wide range of pumps and different tools to provide solutions that are exactly tailored to the customer’s wants. By distinction, we regularly discover that companies that elect to purchase their very own gear find yourself using pumps which would possibly be totally unsuited to the duty at hand. They are utilizing them as a outcome of that is all they’ve obtainable.”
By renting from IPR, prospects also get the advantage of the latest expertise. “Obviously, not every unit in our fleet would be the very latest model but, typically, our inventory consists of latest or relatively new machines providing – amongst different things – wonderful gas effectivity,” says Vine. “Customers can relaxation assured that we are going to never supply out-of-date tools that’s now not match for function.”
While rental is the backbone of IPR’s enterprise, the company also sells pumps and other gear. เครื่องมือที่ใช้วัดความดัน is the sole agent in southern Africa for the well-established Atlas Copco diesel-driven pump sets in addition to the Atlas Copco vary of submersible pumps.
As Vine comments, “We’re definitely not saying that prospects ought to always lease. Under the right circumstances, direct ownership of assets similar to pumps can be the most effective route to observe. We recognise this, which is why we’re geared to both hire or sell.”
IPR is based in modern premises in Jet Park, Johannesburg, the place it has a well-equipped engineering workshop which permits it to supply fully customised pumping and dredging solutions to ISO 9001 standards.
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