Considered to be the world’s most fuel efficient excavator technology, the Kobelco range of excavators, of up to 85 tons operating weight, is now available in South Africa from Eqstra Heavy Equipment (EHE), following the signing of an authorised partnership between EHE and Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd (TTAF).  In terms of this partnership, which brings together the strength, reliability and might of two of the major players in the South African market – Eqstra and TTAF, EHE will market the tough, reliable and high performance KOBELCO Hydraulic Excavators in South Africa, providing the full suite of sales and aftermarket support services.  EHE is part of Eqstra’s Industrial Equipment Division.

TTAF is a subsidiary company of Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Japan, a Toyota Group company, which has been committed to the development of the South African economy for more than 50 years.

“The beauty of KOBELCO Excavators is low fuel consumption with high productivity. This is combined with reduced CO2 emissions and low noise, low vibration operation. As the newly authorized distributor of KOBELCO Excavators in South Africa, we at Toyota Tsusho Africa are very proud to introduce these productive and environmentally friendly excavators,” says Yoshitaka Shinhara, Divisional General Manager of TTAF.

“The Kobelco range is the perfect fit with our other Best-in-Class range of heavy equipment, enabling us to provide an excavator for every application,” says EHE Managing Director, Ronald Erasmus. “We are proud to be a partner in making these excavators available in South Africa, a brand that is synonomous with the highest quality, reliability and user satisfaction. Kobelco’s attention to detail in addressing all its users’ requirements goes as far as even the colouring of the machines, selecting a human-friendly blue-green, rather than the traditional intimidating bright yellow.”

Forging relationships for life with their customers, EHE, in partnership with TTAF, offers a comprehensive range of services to the industrial sector, which includes long and short term rentals, parts supply, service and maintenance contracts, sales of new and used equipment, and operator driver training.

KOBELCO Hydraulic Excavators will be unveiled at Eqstra’s stand at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015, due to take place at Nasrec in Johannesburg from15 – 18 September.

Note to Editors

Eqstra Industrial Equipment (“EIE”) provides distribution, leasing, rental and value-added services for industrial, materials handling and agricultural equipment in South Africa, various other African countries, the UK and Ireland. EIE has exclusive distribution agreements with best-in-class brands and operates from 6 branches, 4 depots and many dealerships in Southern Africa, with representation in Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Madagascar, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The UK industrial equipment business, Impact Fork Trucks Handling (Impact) is the exclusive distributor for Cat Lift Trucks in the UK and Ireland. EIE forms part of the EQSTRA Holdings Limited Group, which is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange.

Further Information

For further information contact  Thabo Zulu
National Sales Manager, Eqtstra Heavy Equipment
Tel: +27 11 966 2400
Cell: +27 71 680 8464