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Cummins Southern Africa predicts a positive outlook for 2018 in the southern African region, with an increase in mining activity, equipment rebuilds, appreciation of the oil price and the progress of major infrastructure and power projects, pointing towards a favourable business environment.

Thierry Pimi Managing Director Cummins Southern AfricaThierry Pimi, Managing Director of Cummins Southern Africa.

“Despite difficult market conditions last year, Cummins performed very well by exceeding our sales forecasts and increasing our investments in the region. We are totally committed to the African continent and will continue to grow our business and innovate new solutions for our customers,” says Thierry Pimi, MD of Cummins Southern Africa.

“We have full confidence in the market as current political developments drive predominantly pro-business and pro-regulatory reforms in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola. We anticipate an improved relationship between the business community and the new government in South Africa, which we are confident will lead to a swifter resolution of the Mining Charter dispute. We look forward to seeing this leading to increased investments in the country,” adds Pimi.

Cummins Southern Africa continues to invest significantly in its capabilities and developing people to provide world class aftermarket support to customers in the region. The company is on track to commissioning its new Johannesburg flagship facility at Waterfall City in October 2018. The new facility will also serve as the launch pad for brand reinforcement to attract the best talent in the region.

“Moreover, several strategic initiatives are being initiated. With the best people, we will continue to deliver world class service in the region and honour our promise to our customers. In 2018 we will more aggressively drive our transformation agenda in South Africa with some key milestones set for completion by the end of the second quarter,” adds Pimi.  

Corporate Responsibility rates highly on the Cummins agenda, and the company has launched many socially responsible programmes that benefit local communities in which they operate. The company’s 1st TEC Program (Technical Education for Communities), in partnership with Komatsu SA, will be launched in April 2018 at the Sedibeng Technical Vocational Education and Training College.

The regional channel strategy execution will continue into 2018 and with the recent integration of the Angolan operations, Cummins Southern Africa will now cover the entire Southern African Development Community (SADC). Plans are also in place to boost the company’s presence in Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Mauritius with increased human capital, improved capability and the availability of parts and whole goods on the ground to more effectively support customers.

With a strong brand built up over almost a decade, Cummins Southern Africa has a powerful presence in the region in the areas of power generation, mining, automotive, marine and aftermarket support.

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