World-class workshop facility

Official opening of the workshop

The 11th of May marked a watershed moment for Spartan Truck Hire and Logistics. The founding MD of the group, MR A.M Friedman, officially unveiled the new workshop that is to signpost a new era for the company.

“ This new world-class facility provides us with the necessary means to aggressively expand our operating capacities therefore improving service offerings and provide Spartan Truck Hire and Logistics with the platform needed to propel us into the corporate sphere.” Friedman explains

The new accredited workshop facility can accommodate up to 18 vehicles at any given time, and with 2000 square meters under-roof, there is ample space for growth.

The workshop will cater to the companies’ Gauteng operations, which equates to approximately 500 vehicles.

Gauteng operations account for a lion-share of the overall fleet, which is why we decided to effectively ‘drop the bomb’ on this new development which will provide the means to achieve maximum efficiency” says Andy Herbst, the Chief Workshop Manager.

The new workshop is a promising paltform

 

 

Latest Acquisition

Spartan Truck Hire and Logistics is pleased to announce the acquisition of Power Truck Hire.

Power Truck Hire is a customer-driven business operating in Chamdor, Krugersdorp.  The company was established in 1980 by well-known businessman Bob Fourie, who’s attention to detail and sharp wit,has with the help of a very committed loyal team of staff aided the company in capturing the West Rand market.

Today, Power Truck Hire boasts a fleet in excess of 100 vehicles ranging from 1 ton bakkies to 36 ton truck tractors.

The company offers multiple transport related services including:

Truck rental

Distribution

Full maintenance leasing

Long distance transport

Cross border

The business attributes its success to it’s robust focus on building and maintaining   long term customer relationships.

“This is what made the company so attractive to us.” says AM Friedman, Managing Director at Spartan.

The acquisition was concluded in August 2011.

We welcome the entry of Power Truck Hire into the Spartan Group and have no doubt in achieving sustainable and successful growth together in the foreseeable future.

To learn more visit www.powertruckhire.co.za

What is full maintenance leasing?

In laymen terms, full maintenance leasing is a service that essentially offers companies to lease vehicles from a service provider as opposed to owning the assets. The vehicles are then fully maintained by the service provider. Over 70% of commercial vehicles in the United States are leased.

Full maintenance leasing is a great way for companies to expand and not have the hassles and overheads of running their own fleets. This frees companies of unwanted capital outlay and helps them focus on their core business. The benefits of full maintanence leasing range from off balance sheet finance to fixed overhead costs that are paid in monthly installments . Companies would also benefit from all the other range of services that Spartan Truck Hire & Logistics have to offer.

Lets use a hypothetical situation as an example.

Company X is a small florist, a majority of their revenue is generated through delivering flowers around town, they therefore have 8 delivery vehicles in order to meet demand.They own these vehicles and have to maintain them in terms of breakdowns, servicing etc. If 2 vehicles break down in a busy period, they can no longer meet demand and employees now have to spend valuable time organizing towing companies, booking the vehicles in for repairs etc.

If Company X were to sign an FML agreement with Spartan Truck Hire and Logistics, they would be paying a fixed monthly rate for their vehicles which are fully maintained and serviced by Spartan, furthermore, they can still advertise their brand on the vehicles and  have a guaranteed replacement vehicle from Spartan should one of them break down.

After the lease agreement period is over, the company has the option to either return the vehicles or enter into a new agreement with the service provider.

For more information regarding full maintenence leasing go to

http://www.spartantruckhire.co.za/pages/Full_Maintenance_Leasing2.aspx

or for enquiries contact Phil Beley

phil@spartantruckhire.co.za

How a Tail Lift Truck Works

Vehicles equipped with a tail lift have a raising platform situated at the rear of the body. Tail Lift trucks are widely used for fast moving consumable goods whereby products need to be rapidly loaded into a vehicle off the warehouse dispatch floor.

To learn more about tail lift trucks contact us on 0861 SPARTAN.