2021 - BESSA become the distributor for the full line of JCB construction equipment. Series V Haulage Tractor and new B45E 4x4 introduced.

2020 - Bell takes its industry leading technology underground with new side-mount low profile ADTs. Bell also provides a niche solution with the introduction of TC7A and TC11A Tracked Carriers.

2019 - BECSA and BESSA conclude a BBBEE transaction and become 51% black owned as at 1 January 2020. Expansion of the Eisenach-Kindel Factory sees Bell become a global manufacturer.

2018 - Gary Bell becomes chairman of the board and is succeeded as chief executive by Leon Goosen. The ALC opens its doors. Phase 3 expansion of Eisenach-Kindel plant gets underway to facilitate European bin manufacture. The F-series is launched, featuring water-cooled engines and significant ergonomic improvements. LogPro/CanePro is a modern 3WL, offering a comfortable, ergonomic cab with a world first active counterweight.

2017 - In southern Africa Bell adds Kobelco excavators to its range and enters the tipper truck market with Kamaz trucks. Skogger has versatility at its core as a hybrid between a conventional Skidder and the 3WL Logger. The FastFell offers a simple, low-lost mechanised felling and bunching solution to the timber industry.

2016 - Large E-series Articulated Dump Trucks released to the market. The UE6 slew loader offers the same simplicity and unrivalled cost-per-ton in a 4WD configuration.

2015 - Series IV Haulage Tractors introduced. Bell concludes a two-year investment into new, upgraded CSCs in Middelburg, Nelspruit and Rustenburg in South Africa as well as Kitwe, Zambia.

2014 - B60D set to revolutionise bulk earthworks. Matriarch enters the market - The ULTeco5 slew loader delivers simplicity and unrivalled lowest cost-per-ton solution in the sugar industry. Bell celebrates 60 years in business along with the 50th anniversary of its tri-wheeled product and 30 years of ADT design and manufacture.

2013 - Bell Equipment launches the new E-series ADT and is granted distributorship rights for the Terex Finlay range of mobile crushing, screening and recycling equipment.

2012 - Bell Equipment re-enters the Americas and commences the appointment of distributors and dealers in the region.

2011 - Bell Equipment establishes beachhead in Russian market and secures distribution rights for Liebherr excavators in Africa.

2010 - Series lll haulage tractors make their entry.

2009 - Bell Equipment takes  over the Bomag dealership with the German-based OEM.

2008 - A Global Logistics Centre is commissioned in Jet Park, Johannesburg.

2003 - Truck assembly operations commence in Europe.

2002 -  Bell unveils the world’s largest Articulated Dump Truck, the B50D. 

2001 -  Bell releases Series ll haulage tractors into the market. Also, a new standard of excellence is set with the launch of the D-series ADTs.

2000 -  L1204C Flexi-Loader/Piler slew loaders deliver high productivity for in-field loading in sugar and timber.

1998 - The Bell C-series ADT and wheeled loader ranges are launched.

1995 - The TH120 Tracked Harvester offers a solution to felling, delimbing, cross-cutting and stacking of timber.

1994 - Bell Ultra C Loggers are extremely versatile and capable of handling both thinning and small clear-fell.

1993 - The T17 Timber Truck is introduced for timber extraction over longer lead distances and higher speeds.

1992 - Bell launches the T12 Forwarder for timber extraction and short haul from infield to roadside or depot.

1989 - Bell targets heavy duty mining applications with the launch of the B40 Articulated Dump Truck.

1986 - The Bell Super T Feller-Buncher revolutionises mechanical felling and bunching of timber in the forestry industry.

1984 - From the new production facility in Richards Bay, South Africa, the first Articulated Truck enters service.

1982 - Applying the Hauler’s strong, simple design philosophy, Bell enters the Wheel Loader market.

1977 - Bell introduces the world’s first heavy-duty Africa haulage tractor.

1964 - Irvine Bell invents the revolutionary Tri-Wheeler loading machine.

1954 - Founder Irvine Bell establishes the company. A self-loading sugarcane trailer is among his early inventions.