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Wacker Neuson has appointed Upington-based Van Zyl Agri as its official dealer, expanding its footprint in the Northern Cape.

Wacker Neuson Van Zyl Agri 05 2018

Dennis Vietze, MD Wacker Neuson (centre), with Johan van Zyl Snr on his left, and Johan van Zyl Jnr (second from left), at Van Zyl Agri Open Day.

“While we were exhibiting at Nampo 2017, Johan van Zyl Snr. and Johan van Zyl Jnr. approached us expressing their interest in Van Zyl Agri becoming a recognised Wacker Neuson dealer to support their diverse network of customers in the Northern Cape,” explains Wacker Neuson’s North West Sales Representative, Craig Cilliers.

The discussions prompted a visit to Van Zyl Agri in October 2017 by Wacker Neuson MD, Dennis Vietze and team leader, Rainer Schmidt. Shortly afterwards Van Zyl Agri was duly appointed as a non-exclusive Wacker Neuson dealer in the Northern Cape.

“We were impressed by Van Zyl Agri’s large customer base, their various franchises and established fitment centre and workshop,” says Vietze. “We also recognised the high value they place on establishing and maintaining strong customer relationships built on their commitment to providing quality products and service, values shared by Wacker Neuson. The latest dealer agreement is also in line with our growth strategy to position our products and services closer to our customers through the strengthening of our dealer network.”  

Van Zyl Agri services earthmoving/agricultural contractors and hire companies, as well as the agricultural community with a specific focus on vineyards and the pecan nut industry. The family-business was started by Johan van Zyl Snr. in early 2010, buying, restoring and reselling second-hand tractors from home premises.

“The business grew rapidly, forcing me to move to Upington’s industrial area in 2013 where I started a fitment centre for safety film and rubberising of bakkie bins,” explains Johan Snr. In 2014 Van Zyl Agri became a YTO Tractor franchise. A year later Johan Jnr. joined the business and more franchises, including FAW followed. With a growing customer base the premises soon became too small and Van Zyl Agri moved to their current address at 1 Vooruit St., Industria, Upington.

Van Zyl Agri recognises that becoming a Wacker Neuson dealer would add tremendous value to its product and service offering to customers. Before approaching Wacker Neuson, Van Zyl Agri did its homework. “The Wacker Neuson brand is well-known and respected by customers in the Northern Cape and the equipment is widely used due to its suitability to the area’s notoriously harsh conditions,” says Johan Snr.

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