EXR Construction’s plant rental fleet goes strong

A Bell ADT belonging to EXR Construction is deployed at a construction site in Lesotho.

Considering very tight margins in the construction sector, EXR Construction, a South African road construction contractor working in Lesotho keeps as many construction-related activities in-house.

The decision to invest in a fleet of its own premium plant that it makes available to external parties when times are not that busy is paying dividends.

EXR Construction is involved in several construction jobs in Lesotho. It boasts an extensive fleet of 101 pieces of equipment. It was previously meant to serve EXR Construction’s contracts only, but has now evolved to become a rental solutions provider for external contracts too.

Joseph Saayman, plant manager of EXR Plant, says hiring out prevents having idle equipment in workshops in times of limited construction jobs, especially when the equipment still needs to be paid for.

Equipment Africa says: When times are this tough, contractors are looking at ways to maximise revenue generation potential at every opportunity, and EXR Construction is doing just that.

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