The expert team at Xylem South Africa; a part of the global water solutions behemoth, Xylem Inc has been hard at work over the past few months in preparation for the opening of its new rental hub premises in Gauteng. This new purpose-built facility opened its doors on the 1st of October – expanding Xylem's global investment into emerging markets and augmented rental development into Africa. The rental hub offers customers ease of access and greater affordability to world-class pump rental solutions within a centralised hub.

Xylem SA MD Pierre FourieOf late, the company has greatly expanded its regional footprint with branches currently servicing clients in Gauteng; North-West; Western Cape; Limpopo; Eastern Cape and Mpumalanga. With this strong national presence; the team at Xylem South Africa, in conjunction with its global parent company, decided to invest into the expansion of Xylem's rental service offering in sub-Saharan Africa.

"We saw a greater need for tailor-made rental solutions developing in South Africa and its neighbouring countries," explained Dirk Bekker, Rental Manager at Xylem South Africa. "There are many benefits to rental solutions. Clients can focus on core business; they can scale up your their fleet; clients pay only for the equipment and services they need to minimise operating costs; Xylem designs; builds; tests and rents it own equipment – we'll always select and apply the right solution for our clients' needs. Renting can assist clients in reducing capital expenditure while still retaining access to top of the range; word-leading pump brands," he added.

The hub operates nationally through Xylem's regional depots and delivery and transport options to other areas can be discussed upon request. Flexibility and adaptability is key with the Rental Hub – the knowledgeable and experienced technical specialists at Xylem's rental hub will be able to put together hands-on solutions for customers – while backing it up with solid technical advice and comprehensive maintenance strategies.

With the rental hub ready to service both southern Africa and the wider African continent, with bespoke pump rental solutions – Xylem's commitment to expansion into emerging markets is underscored. Water as a scarce resource – both in operations and for consumption is of particular concern in Africa. Xylem is set to assist in addressing this concern through its constant technical developments and through investment into its areas of operation.

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