PUMP RENTAL OFFERS BENEFITS THAT ARE HARD TO BEAT

While there could be generally a case for buying dewatering pumps and related equipment outright, renting provides so many benefits that it should at all times 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 course of the rental mannequin. “We started up just seven years ago and, since then, we’ve needed to continuously add pumps to our fleet to satisfy ever rising demand from a variety of industries, most especially mining and building,” he states.
“We now have greater than 200 pumps in our rental fleet, able to handle virtually any pumping task. Our line-up includes submersible drainage and dewatering pumps, slurry and sludge pumps and diesel-driven pumps. We also offer dredging systems and hydro mining options.”
Vine believes that one of the prime advantages of renting is that it eliminates the necessity for upfront capital expenditure, which – relying on the type of tools that is required – may be appreciable. “Many corporations – notably if they are start-ups or are experiencing powerful buying and selling conditions – merely can’t afford to make this sort of monetary commitment,” he says. “If that is the case, rental is the best solution.”
Painless factors out that buying doesn’t make enterprise sense if the equipment required is simply used on an intermittent foundation. “If you’re going to purchase pumps, for instance, then you have to get the maximum utilisation out of them. If you solely have an occasional want for pumping, then I would strongly advocate renting. It is madness to buy expensive gear after which go away it standing for long intervals.”
Ownership also brings with it the problems of maintenance. “Pumps need to be maintained and this normally implies that individuals with the required competence must be completely employed to undertake this process,” he says. “When you lease from IPR, we provide this service. Our skilled and experienced technicians undertake all servicing and maintenance on site on a 24/7 foundation. We also, after all, be positive that machines are in tip-top situation before being despatched out to customers.”
When it involves pumping, there is not a such thing as ‘one dimension matches all’ and Vine says this is another compelling purpose to hire rather than purchase. “IPR can draw from its extremely wide selection of pumps and other equipment to offer solutions that are precisely tailored to the customer’s wants. By distinction, we regularly notice that corporations that elect to buy their own gear find yourself using pumps which are completely unsuited to the duty at hand. They are using them because that’s all they’ve available.”
By renting from IPR, customers additionally get the benefit of the newest know-how. “Obviously, not every unit in our fleet will be the very newest mannequin but, typically, our inventory consists of latest or comparatively new machines providing – amongst other things – glorious fuel effectivity,” says Vine. “Customers can relaxation assured that we are going to by no means supply out-of-date gear that’s now not fit for objective.”
While rental is the backbone of IPR’s enterprise, the corporate additionally sells pumps and different gear. It is the only agent in southern Africa for the well-established Atlas Copco diesel-driven pump sets as well as the Atlas Copco vary of submersible pumps.
As Vine comments, “We’re actually not saying that prospects should all the time rent. Under the right circumstances, direct possession of assets similar to pumps may be the most effective path to comply with. We recognise this, which is why we are geared to both hire or promote.”
IPR is predicated in modern premises in Jet Park, Johannesburg, where it has a well-equipped engineering workshop which permits it to supply totally customised pumping and dredging options to ISO 9001 requirements.
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