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Local provider of portable air and power, Rand-Air, recently hired two diesel oil-free compressors to a local facilities management company, for use at the end-customer’s local motor vehicle manufacturing plant. The well-known luxury motor vehicle manufacturer produces customised cars for discerning customers across the globe in its local plant.

Luxury vehicle manufacturer uses Rand Air for superior paint finish

Although the hire was to the facilities management customer, the request for Rand-Air’s services came from the vehicle manufacturer. The company had hired compressors from Rand-Air a number of times previously.

The compressors were delivered the same day that they were requested, says Marinda Enslin, the Rand-Air Sales Representative responsible for the hire. “The customer required two of our largest Atlas Copco 1500 cfm compressors over a period of some two weeks. We immediately sprang into action,” she says.

The compressors are truly oil-free, she adds, which was vital for the end-customer as the compressed air was being used by the automotive manufacturer's paint shop. “While other companies might offer oil-free compressors, their air output does not have the same 100% contaminant-free air quality which our Class-0-rated oil-free compressors have. A contaminant in the paint could have very serious consequences.”

The two oil-free Rand-Air compressors allowed the plant to continue manufacturing motor vehicles while its own compressor was out of service for extended maintenance. When the two compressors were delivered to the motor vehicle manufacturer’s facility, they were also accompanied by a Rand-Air technician who made sure the coupling of the compressors to the plant’s reticulation went smoothly.

Enslin adds that before the compressors were delivered to the plant, they were first checked by Rand-Air's skilled technicians. “No machine goes out of our yards unless it has been through a rigorous checking schedule. When they reach a certain number of operating hours they are automatically replaced. This way our customers, when they hire from us, have an 'as new' rental experience. With this particular hire – as with all others – the customer has the peace of mind of knowing that if there is any sort of issue with the rental, Rand-Air staff are contactable around-the-clock, 7 days a week, to deliver a solution,” she says.

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