Close-Up Mining expands fleet with 16 new Bell machines
The mutual benefit of a long-standing and trusted relationship between an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and one its largest clients, came to the fore in Middelburg this week when Close-Up Mining took delivery of a fleet of new mining equipment from Bell Equipment.
“We as Close-Up Mining are the main sub-contractors to Sentula Coal and we turned to Bell Equipment as our trusted OEM when needing new equipment for a coal mining contract for a blue-chip client,” says Pieter Tenner, Close-Up Mining’s Managing Director. “We are confident that our new fleet consisting of 13 Bell B50D Articulated Dump Trucks, a Bell 23 000l Fuel Bowser, Bell 23 000l Water Bowser and Bell 315SK Tractor Loader Backhoe will give us the sustained and reliable service we’ve enjoyed from our previous Bell machines, which now number about 100 in our fleet.”
“Customers such as Close-Up Mining are the reason that we have invested in a new Customer Service Centre in Middelburg,” says Izak van Niekerk, Bell Equipment General Manager: Central Region. “We’re proud to say that we’ve been part of the growth that has made Close-Up Mining one of our largest customers in Southern Africa.”
At the handover were (from left): Johan Lambrechts (Human Resources Director, Close-Up Mining), Pieter Tenner (Managing Director, Close-Up Mining), Izak van Niekerk (Bell Equipment General Manager: Central Region), Bruce Brown (Bell Equipment Sales Representative, Middelburg CSC), Hennie de Castro (Bell Equipment After Sales Manager, Middelburg CSC) and Roy Sparks (Bell Equipment Customer Support Representative Middelburg CSC).