2nd Edition 2020
Published: 24 November 2020
In a few weeks we will close the chapter on 2020 and what an extraordinary year it has been. The global COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the challenges that the Southern Africa region faces and changed the way we live and interact with one another.
While Bell has not been immune to the impact of COVID-19 on the business and its people, we are grateful for the low rate of infection among our employees. We are proud of the way in which everyone has pulled together to safeguard the team’s well-being and that of our stakeholders, and ensure our customers continue to receive quality service.
More positive news is that following our B-BBEE transaction earlier this year, our South African sales and distribution division, Bell Equipment Sales South Africa Limited (BESSA), achieved a B-BBEE Level 1 contributor rating in its latest assessment. This shows our commitment to sustainable transformation and enables BESSA customers and suppliers to increase their competitiveness by maximising the benefit of their procurement spend with us and increasing their own BEE scores.
This edition is packed with customer testimonials from a variety of different areas and industries that I trust you will find interesting. There are also informative articles about our new Low Profile Articulated Dump Trucks for underground mining and our B60E 4x4 truck.
To further improve our communication with you, we have recently created social media channels dedicated to our Southern African region. We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube and to also share news with us about your Bell machines.
While we anticipate another tough year in 2021, we believe that we have the capacity and the people to recover from the delay the virus caused earlier this year. The fundamental strength of our product range and the quality of our distribution and support networks will count for us in the post COVID-19 recovery.
We are ready and looking forward to being of service to you in the New Year.
Group Chief Executive
MOMS supports local with 21 Bell B50Es and seven 85t Excavators - P4
Shumba Plant Hire takes off using Bell equipment on private airstrips - P8
Finlay Conveyor benefits stack up for Blurock Quarries - P12
EH Construction adds eight Bell Graders to its fleet - P16
NextEra Electrical gives glowing review of Bell TLB’s cost and performance - P20
Bell B30Ds around 30 000 hour mark at Belabela Quarries - P24
KELE Mining Solutions highlights benefits of choosing Bell ADTs - P28
Sindane Mining Ventures invests in a new Bell TLB - P31
Bell Graders are a cut above for VTH Plant & Civil - P34
Bell B60E – moving more for less - P38
ES Forestry invests in new Timber Forwarders and a Wheeled Excavator Loader - P40
Matriarch machines are a sweet success story at 4x4 Boerdery - P44
Bell celebrates new Gaberone facility with Kanu Equipment - P48
Bell takes its industry leading technology underground with new side-mount low profile ADTs - P50
Phakamisa Logistics crushes it with Finlay fleet - P52
SR Civil Contractors sets a strong example for other emerging contractors - P54
Finlay Jaw Crusher proves its worth in manganese mining - P58
Bell Promo Shop - P62