2nd Edition 2021
Published: 13 December 2021
In many ways 2021 has been a breath of fresh air compared to last year. Although COVID-19 is still very much with us, we have learnt to adapt and our businesses and lives have regained a greater, and much-needed, degree of normality as a result.
We’re more appreciative of what we once took for granted, of being able to meet one another and network. Bell has always valued face-to-face contact to forge and build relationships and it was magical to have a round of golf in October with customers from our central region. And our coastal region enjoyed hosting customers at open days in Cape Town a few months ago. We look forward to many more such events in 2022.
Other exciting developments during the year included the launch of several new products. Our Bell Series V Haulage Tractor with its updated drivetrain has been well received. We’ve embraced digital solutions with a fully integrated used equipment portal on our Bell Global website. Both products are featured in this magazine.
This edition also includes the first of our JCB customer stories following the successful introduction of the JCB range of equipment in May. Significant investment in time and resources has ensured adequate parts inventory, stockholding and training of sales and support staff throughout our South African network. This partnership is proving to be a good fit for our business, and we welcome JCB customers to our Bell family.
As we approach 2022 we find ourselves facing a global logistics challenge, and we remember the events that upset our country this year – civil unrest, port and power disruptions. These have all highlighted the need for resilience and flexibility in both our supply chain and in our ability to support customers.
Be assured that we are focused on these areas because it is of upmost importance to our business that our customers around the world can have trust in our ability to support them regardless of local, regional or global events.
We wish you a safe and peaceful festive season and look forward to being of service in the New Year.
Group Chief Executive
Benhaus realises the benefits of its Bell B60E fleet - P4
Long-standing JCB owner happy with new Bell arrangement - P8
New Kobelco SK520XDLC keeps Afrimat’s six B45Es busy at iron ore mine - P12
R&B Timber Group impressed with quieter F-series Loggers - P16
DK Truck & Plant seizes recycling opportunity with Finlay Screens - P20
B&E thrilled with new Finlay Screen and Kobelco 85t Excavators - P23
Kobelco Excavators and pre-owned B30Es are gold for Phakamisa - P26
IPP Mining & Materials Handling praises longevity of Bell ADTs - P30
Bell launches global pre-owned equipment website - P33
Bell Loggers are the backbone of the Mill Timber Traders operation - P34
JCB 3DX Plus is an excellent choice for Excellect - P36
LFC Logistiek reaps the benefits of Bell Haulage Tractors - P38
Bell machines and support are rooted in MDZ’s success - P42
Plant hire customer enjoys ‘milestone’ longevity from Bell Loggers - P46
New Finlay Screen is a game changer for Singo Mining - P50
JCB is ‘the’ TLB for Joubert Construction - P53
Bell drives customer networking at golf day - P56
Repowered Bell Series V Tractor geared to meet customer expectations - P60
Bell Promo Shop - P62