All Under One Roof

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With a wide range of products and services under one roof, Shumani Industrial Equipment redefines the one-stop shop model when it comes to the provision of industrial equipment.

In recent years, the industrial equipment industry has not only seen a hastening trend
towards consolidation within the supplier community, but also an expansion of the range
of products and services offered under one roof. This has created true “one-stop shops” that are able to service a wide range of customers’ needs from one stable.

Victor Nemukula, Director at Shumani Industrial Equipment, reasons that convenience is one of the many reasons why today’s equipment buyers prefer to purchase goods and services from a one-stop-shop.

Increased uptime
“Instead of having to go to multiple businesses, they can just go to one location for all of their needs. Apart from convenience, dealing with a single supplier for a whole range of equipment needs means faster turnaround times for increased uptime,” says Victor.

Shumani claims to be the only supplier that, from under one roof, can offer forklifts and material handling equipment, cleaning equipment access equipment, compact construction
equipment, engines, generators and agricultural equipment, as well as compressed air solutions.

Serving several sectors
“This has allowed us to serve several sectors, including  mining, construction, industrial, warehousing and manufacturing, among others,” he says. “As a one-stop shop for a wide range of industrial equipment needs, we can bundle a broad range of services and limit the amount of interfaces necessary for our customers. This approach eliminates the need for end users to manage a number of different suppliers with different points of contact and different quality management systems.”

Extended scope of services
Apart from its extensive product range, Shumani offers a comprehensive scope of services, all the way from outright purchases and short and long-term rentals (Bobcat equipment & forklifts), to full maintenance leases and full technical support.

“Our business model is informed by the understanding that in today’s operating conditions,
suppliers of equipment must be able to offer different solutions to suit different needs of varying customer groups,” says Victor. “For example, the dilemma of buying versus renting often arises when equipment needs are in question. There are pros and cons to each, and there is no right or wrong in these options, but a one-stop-shop supplier is able to not only advise what suits the customer best, but to offer the right solution,” he concludes.

Shumani
Victor Nemukula
Tel: 0861 748 6264
Email: vnemukula@shumani-industrial.co.za
www.shumani-industrial.co.za

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