Lofty van Wyk, director of MultiOne SA, says the company has appointed sub dealers in almost all the provinces of South Africa.
Having operated for little more than a year, MultiOne South Africa (SA), the exclusive southern African dealer for Italian articulated compact loader maker MultiOne SRL, reports tremendous growth that has seen it pushing well over 70 units into the local market. Formally appointed in August 2014, MultiOne SA opened its doors in January 2015. Director Lofty Van Wyk says that to cater for the growing population of its gear across South Africa, the company has since appointed sub dealers in almost all the provinces of the country.
While MultiOne SA is convinced of continued growth across southern Africa, Van Wyk feels the prime focus, for now, is to establish a footprint in South Africa before moving into the rest of the region. “Our first objective is to get the local traction right before we look further afield,” says Van Wyk. “For that reason, sub dealers have been appointed in Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West Province in South Africa.”
MultiOne SA sells the full range of CSF MultiOne’s articulated compact loaders, supported by a range of more than 170 attachments.
All the sub dealers sell and support the full range of MultiOne loaders. Accredited service centres have been established, while service staff has been trained accordingly to cater for all aftermarket requirements. MultiOne has aligned its offerings with suppliers that understand the core requirements of supporting a product in the mining and construction sectors, where machines are often exposed to unfavourable operating conditions, but any form of downtime is out of question.
“We are at a phase where we have grown exponentially. Our growth driver is the fact that the articulated loader is a multi-tasker that is complemented by a vast range of attachments, while, more importantly, comes at a cheaper price than competitive offerings such as skid steers,” says Van Wyk. “Units are going into different sectors including construction, landscaping, property maintenance and more recently farming, as well as the mining industry.”
Opinion: For various reasons, but more importantly lower upfront costs than the more trusted skid steer, various fleet operators are starting to realise the value of an articulated compact loader. With MultiOne’s offering coming between R40 000 and R100 000 less than comparative skid steers, this is a solution that bodes well for contractors looking for a premium offering that comes at a very competitive price, while doing more for less.