PUMP RENTAL OFFERS BENEFITS THAT ARE HARD TO BEAT

While there’s sometimes a case for getting dewatering pumps and associated tools outright, renting presents so many advantages that it should all the time be given close consideration. This is the view of Lee Vine, managing director of dewatering and dredge pump rental specialist IPR.
He says that IPR is seeing a strong shift in direction of the rental model. “We started up just seven years ago and, since then, we’ve needed to repeatedly add pumps to our fleet to meet ever growing demand from a spread of industries, most particularly mining and development,” he states.
“We now have more than 200 pumps in our rental fleet, in a position to handle nearly any pumping process. Our line-up includes submersible drainage and dewatering pumps, slurry and sludge pumps and diesel-driven pumps. Unauthorized offer dredging systems and hydro mining solutions.”
Vine believes that one of the prime advantages of renting is that it eliminates the necessity for upfront capital expenditure, which – depending on the sort of gear that is required – could be appreciable. “Many firms – particularly if they’re start-ups or are experiencing tough trading conditions – simply can not afford to make this type of monetary commitment,” he says. “If this is the case, rental is the perfect resolution.”
He points out that buying doesn’t make business sense if the tools required is just used on an intermittent basis. “If you’re going to buy pumps, for example, then you want to get the utmost utilisation out of them. If you solely have an occasional want for pumping, then I would strongly recommend renting. It is madness to purchase costly gear after which leave it standing for lengthy durations.”
Ownership additionally brings with it the issues of upkeep. “Pumps need to be maintained and this normally signifies that individuals with the required competence must be permanently employed to undertake this process,” he says. “When you lease from IPR, we provide this service. Our expert and skilled technicians undertake all servicing and maintenance on site on a 24/7 foundation. We additionally, of course, be sure that machines are in tip-top situation before being despatched out to customers.”
When it comes to pumping, there is no such thing as ‘one measurement fits all’ and Vine says that is another compelling purpose to rent rather than buy. “IPR can draw from its extraordinarily big selection of pumps and different equipment to offer solutions that are precisely tailored to the customer’s wants. By distinction, we frequently notice that corporations that elect to purchase their own equipment find yourself using pumps that are totally unsuited to the duty at hand. They are using them because that’s all they have available.”
By renting from IPR, prospects also get the good thing about the latest know-how. “Obviously, not each unit in our fleet will be the very latest model but, generally, our stock consists of new or relatively new machines providing – amongst different issues – excellent fuel efficiency,” says Vine. “Customers can rest assured that we will by no means provide out-of-date equipment that is not match for function.”
While rental is the backbone of IPR’s enterprise, the corporate additionally sells pumps and other gear. It is the only real agent in southern Africa for the well-established Atlas Copco diesel-driven pump sets as properly as the Atlas Copco vary of submersible pumps.
As Vine feedback, “We’re definitely not saying that customers ought to all the time rent. Under the best circumstances, direct ownership of belongings corresponding to pumps can be the best route to comply with. We recognise this, which is why we are geared to both hire or sell.”
IPR is based in trendy premises in Jet Park, Johannesburg, where it has a well-equipped engineering workshop which allows it to offer totally customised pumping and dredging solutions to ISO 9001 requirements.
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