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Joining hands with successful, passionate and result-oriented companies is a key strategy helping Forte Demolition Services, a Fochville, North West-based company, lead the pack when it comes to asbestos abatement, rehabilitation and demolition work.

Excavator R220LC 9SEstablished in 2012, by husband and wife, Edward and Marolize Gibbens, the company has teams working throughout South Africa on multiple demolition projects.

“We saw a gap in the South African market for, not only, the abatement of asbestos, but zero waste to landfill for asbestos,” says CEO Edward Gibbens, who has several years of experience gained as a field engineer where he worked for London Underground Rail and on numerous skyscraper projects.

Throughout the years, the company, with a staff complement of about 100 people, has been involved in various demolition projects, including asbestos abatement, mechanical and technical demolition, as well as excavation, back filling, rehabilitation and demolition of industrial plants and structures.

“Now we mainly pursue two avenues – that of asbestos abatement and full mechanical specialised demolition. To date, Forte Demolition Services has completed some of the biggest clean-up projects in South Africa. These include projects in mining and petrochemical industries.”

To continuously deliver work of high standard, on time and successfully every time, Forte Demolition Services has executed its latest projects with equipment supplied by Jet Park based, High Power Equipment Africa (HPE Africa), the sole distributor of Hyundai construction equipment in southern Africa and Soosan hydraulic breakers.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Invicta Holdings and is a dynamic player in the market. “We have assessed earthmoving equipment, and through trial and error found a partner in HPE Africa that lives up to our standards, that can offer genuine 24/7 back-up service and parts availability. HPE Africa is not only interested in selling machines, it is committed to the success of our business and delivers a service, better than we have ever experienced with any other equipment supplier,’’ says Edward.

“With HPE Africa’s product knowledge and our specialised industry experience, we look at a job on hand, and based on a thorough analysis of what needs to be done, HPE Africa will suggest machines with the correct specifications and tie this up with the specific project. This leads to the completion of the project without fail. Our downtime with the Hyundai machines has been minimal, and if we have a problem, I only need to make one phone call, during, or after office hours, and it is sorted,” says Edward.

Operating a fleet of about 25 machines, Forte Demolition Services has recently replaced its old gear with new Hyundai machines. The new Hyundai machines recently acquired comprise the R220LC-9S tracked excavator, one R300LC-9S tracked excavator, a HSL850-7 skid steer, a HL760-9S wheel loader and two H940-S backhoe loaders. Added to this are specialised attachments sourced and sold to them by HPE Africa; these include, among others, rotating shears that add to productivity and complement the Hyundai excavator.

The Hyundai machines are all designed for efficient performance, low operating costs and minimal maintenance requirements. The machines are supported by HPE Africa’s well-equipped workshops in Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and East London, with dealers in Limpopo, Upington, Kimberly and Douglas. Forte Demolition Services says the wide service network adds to its advantage when it has projects far afield.

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