On the 16th of August 2012 the Eqstra Emerging Leaders went on a road trip to visit the following Eqstra businesses


Upon arrival, we were greeted by Penny Alberts (PA to Graham Callanan).  We were overwhelmed by Penny’s energy, positivity and knowledge of the business.

It was amazing to learn how much Clarklift has grown over the past few years and to learn about the attachments for the JCB’s that they are also managing now.

Clark truly went the extra mile by arranging a Clark goodie bag for each one of us which was appreciated by all.


The trip from Clark to EHLE was a real eye opener for all of us as we never realized how big Eqstra really is.  It was impressive to see so many different Eqstra buildings on route.

On arrival we met the friendly and knowledgeable Nicole Holder, who took us on a tour through EHLE.  The highlight of our tour was the crane demonstration they arranged for us, showing us exactly how the crane operates.

Nicole shared very interesting information with us regarding the rand values of the equipment and the importing and transportation of the machines.

After the long exhausting trip we were grateful for the delicious eats and ice cold drinks they had ready for us.


From the loud cranes at EHLE we arrived at the very quiet and peaceful business of Agri.  Leon Burger, our personal tour guide, took us on a tour showing us the tractors and compressors.

We couldn’t resist a photo session in front of one of their tractors, showing off our new Emerging Leader shirts.  We all realized that we are not only potential leaders but also potential models.

The one common factor that we all benefitted from visiting these three businesses was that we can now put faces to names that we deal with on a daily basis.

A big thanks to all the staff and our hosts at Clark, EHLE and Agri for welcoming us, making us feel special and sharing your knowledge with us.

We are looking forward to dealing with all of you in the future.