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Burma Plant Hire

Burma Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd was established in 2003 by Theuns Burger. The company is driven by his determination and uncompromising commitment to providing service excellence. Through hard work and dedication Burma Plant Hire proudly boasts the largest earthmoving plant hire fleet in the Western Cape.

Our Head Office opened in the Western Cape and soon thereafter we spread our services to encompass the Eastern and Northern Cape respectively. In these offices we retain our experienced, qualified and talented staff, which provide expert advice and sound service.


Auto components manufacturer launches portable drill winch

     24th March 2017 Automotive component manufacturer Torre Parts and Components has launched the WARN Drill Winch, which runs off a standard portable drill that turns it into a versatile pulling tool.  

Babcock to launch new equipment, says customers upbeat about 2017

By: Ilan Solomons     7th February 2017 Engineering support services company Babcock will, during the course of this year, launch new “ground-breaking construction equipment”. “Babcock is renowned and respected for delivering high-production machinery that is also fuel efficient. Therefore, this year, we are adding the Volvo A60H, the... 

TNPA celebrates key milestone at Maydon Wharf

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) last week celebrated a significant milestone, when the Port of Durban’s Maydon Wharf precinct serviced Bright Sky, the first vessel to use the common-user Berth 14 after its reconstruction. Forming part of a six-berth reconstruction project at the port,... 

Advance Projects invests in Komatsu power to maximise new development opportunities

     31st October 2016 An enduring partnership that has thrived for a quarter of a century best describes the relationship between Komatsu and highly-respected earthworks and civils contractor Advance Projects. The story began in 1992 when founding director Aldert Nieuwoudt – together with his brother MC and friend... 

Company buys 18 dump trucks for construction purposes

     7th October 2016 Plant hire firm JoinPoint on September 12 announced its purchase of 18 new Bell Equipment B30Es owing to customer demand for new and reliable earthmoving equipment that is capable of delivering both performance and fuel efficiency. “Our customers are often involved in many of the country’s major... 

Television star joins Vitol in stake in biggest African coal port

By: Bloomberg     30th September 2016 A South African coal entrepreneur who produced and starred in a reality TV show set in Cape Town has partnered with one of the world’s biggest commodity traders to buy a stake in the continent’s largest terminal for the fuel. Through Burgh Group Holdings, 38-year-old Quinton van der Burgh joined... 

Ntshu Air - PSI Group

By: Zandile Mavuso     30th September 2016 Ntshu Air provides complete air compressed system solutions for the mining, automotive, chemicals, petrochemicals, plant hire, construction and power generation industries. 

Fuel efficient equipment launched

By: Sascha Solomons     12th August 2016 Following the launch of its fuel efficient robust Hyundai Robex R180LC-9S excavator in South Africa earlier this year, earthmoving equipment distributor and manufacturer High Power Equipment Africa (HPE Africa) plans to market the product, owing to its fuel efficiency in the local environment.... 

Plant hire company augments skid steer range

     12th August 2016 Construction and earthmoving equipment distributor CSE Equipment has delivered six new Case SR130 skid steer loaders to plant and tool hire company Bo’s Plant Hire, at  its head offices in Mt Edgecombe, KwaZulu-Natal. These machines are meant to complement Bo’s Plant Hire’s fleet of skid steers... 

Wacker Neuson - “the best, cost-effective equipment” for Catmech

     29th June 2016 Wacker Neuson South Africa, local subsidiary of the global light industrial and compact equipment manuacturing giant, Wacker Neuson GmbH, has supplied more than 35 machines to key customer, Catmech Plant & Services. Initially established in 1990 to repair machines for customers, Catmech developed... 

Earthmoving specialist EPH commends Atlas Copco hydraulic hammers

     6th May 2016 Excavating and earthmoving rental equipment provider EPH PLANT HIRE (PTY) LTD has commended the range of SB202 hydraulic hammers supplied by sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco. EPH supplies a broad spectrum of customers that range from large listed construction firms to small... 

Sphere Holdings is investing in the industrial economy

     1st December 2015 Established in 2003, Sphere is a black-controlled and managed investment holding company looking to grow its diversified portfolio of industrial and business services companies. We have a successful 12 year track record of working with the investors, management teams and founders of our stable of... 

High Power Equipment Africa

     30th November 2015 HPE Africa - hosted an open day at its East London branch recently, to celebrate the opening of new premises in Meisies Halt. “This function, which generated great interest from the local community, is likely to become an annual event in East London,” says HPE Africa’s East London branch manager,... 

BO’s Hire & Sales – South Africa’s No. 1 Chicago Pneumatic Construction Dealer

     4th November 2015 Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment is expanding its footprint and bringing its high quality, high performance range of light construction, compaction and concrete equipment ever closer to customers through the appointment of BO’s Hire & Sales (Pty) Ltd as its construction dealer throughout... 

Sphere Holdings moves to raise R1bn in support of black-industrialist vision

By: Terence Creamer     6th October 2015 Black-owned investment holding company Sphere Holdings plans to raise a further R1-billion in the coming months in support of its strategy to become a leading black industrial enterprise, which could ultimately seek a listing on the JSE. 

Babcock acquires latest Tadano ATF400G-6 all-terrain crane

     29th September 2015 Babcock’s plant services business can be regarded as the largest empowered crane and plant services provider in southern Africa today. Their Level 4 Broad- Based Black Economic Empowered rating places them in the forefront of contention for any major infrastructure project development that... 

Atlas Copco’s Mother City branch relocates to purpose-built facilities

     8th September 2015 The relocation of Atlas Copco South Africa’s Cape Town branch to larger, purpose-built premises at number 10 Manhattan Street, Airport Industria on 17th July 2015, combines under one roof the previously separately-housed business areas of Compressor Technique and Construction Technique’s Road... 

Earthmoving equipment supplier introduces new telematics solution

By: Nadine James     4th September 2015 Local earthmoving equipment supplier Kemach JCB will showcase its LiveLink online monitoring and tracking system, another feature on JCB machines driven by the ‘innovation’ theme that JCB continuously strive for, at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA international trade fair, which is taking place... 

Equipment distributor builds on expo’s first-time success

By: Dylan Slater     4th September 2015 Construction equipment distributor High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa – a division of capital equipment group Invicta Holdings – will participate again at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, building on the success it achieved at the 2013 expo. 

Trailer tracking solution eliminates the risk of theft

By: Kimberley Smuts     21st August 2015 Asset management solutions provider QCIC’s Qic-T12 trailer tracking solution eliminates the risk of theft and effectively optimises trailer use and performance, says QCIC director Brian McKenzie. "The Qic-T12 device is a rechargeable trailer tracking solution designed for management and stolen... 

Backhoe loaders well received by local market

     14th August 2015 Distributed by local earthmoving equipment distributor High Power Equipment Africa (HPE), automotive manufacturer Hyundai’s backhoe loaders have been well received by the local market, says HPE, the sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment in Southern Africa. “The robust H930s backhoe... 

Sphere Holdings moves to raise R1bn in support of black-industrialist vision

By: Terence Creamer     7th July 2015 Black-owned investment holding company Sphere Holdings plans to raise a further R1-billion in the coming months in support of its strategy of becoming a leading black industrial enterprise, which could ultimately seek a listing on the JSE. CEO Itumeleng Kgaboesele, who cofounded the company in... 

Chicago Pneumatic authorised dealer - BMI Group walks the talk

     19th June 2015 BMI Group has achieved resounding success in growing the Chicago Pneumatic product range in the South African market since the company’s appointment as an authorised Chicago Pneumatic dealer just over 12 months ago. Chicago Pneumatic Business Development Manager in South Africa, Jacques van der... 

Sph Leverages An Extensive Fleet And Vast Market Experience

     30th April 2015 With 45 years’ experience in the general plant hire industry, SPH Kundalila is perfectly positioned to offer industry access to its extensive fleet of equipment. Established as Saldanha Plant Hire in the Western Cape in the late 1960’s SPH Kundalila has amassed a wealth of knowledge and grown its... 

Liviero secures R280m in civils contracts 

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th April 2015 Multidisciplinary construction group Liviero Civils on Tuesday announced that it had secured two new civil engineering contracts valued at over R280-million. The group’s current works contract on the Ekurhuleni Trunk Routes Project had been extended until 2016, therefore, it would continue the... 

Basil Read records R820m loss in challenging market

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th March 2015 A challenging construction sector, difficult contractual environment and poor operational performance have contributed to JSE-listed construction company Basil Read reporting an R820.9-million aftertax loss for the year ended December 31, 2014. “Lossmaking contracts across all construction... 

Eqstra Heavy Equipment Delivers Terex Trucks To Contract Miner Mcc

     26th March 2015 In a major contract award, Eqstra Industrial Equipment has delivered 13 Terex Trucks TR100 rigid dump trucks to MCC, Eqstra’s Contract Mining & Plant Rental Division, to be deployed for the project awarded at Karowe Diamond Mine, located in the diamond-rich Letlhakane region of Botswana. MCC was... 

Atlas Copco QAS 500 Generator sets the benchmark for reliable delivery of standby power

     26th February 2015 “Atlas Plant Hire has been supporting Atlas Copco South Africa for the past 20 years by providing our customers with a quality service that surpasses their expectations,” says David Stanford, Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s Business Line Manager for Portable Energy. In December 2014, APH... 

Gauteng names bidders for ‘open tender’ Cedar road upgrade

By: Sashnee Moodley     6th February 2015 The Gauteng Provincial Treasury and the Department of Roads and Transport last month revealed the names of the 12 bidders for the Cedar road upgrade tender, which formed part of the province’s open tender pilot project.  

Gauteng govt reveals bidders for Cedar road upgrade 

By: Sashnee Moodley     21st January 2015 The Gauteng Provincial Treasury and the Department of Roads and Transport on Wednesday revealed the names of the 12 bidders for the Cedar road upgrade tender, which formed part of the province’s open tender pilot project.  

Chinese construction and mining machinery launched locally 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th September 2014 China-based machine manufacturer XCMG launched a diverse range of specialist machinery in August in Ruimsig, Johannesburg. Jonathan Rodin tells us more.  

CRG narrows H1 loss as cost reductions mitigate lower head grade

By: Leandi Kolver     15th August 2014 Dual-listed Central Rand Gold (CRG) narrowed its net loss for the six months ended June 30 to $2.84-million, down from $4.87-million during the prior corresponding period. CRG said the loss was driven by lower head grades and a lower reliance on toll revenue, which was partly offset by a focus on... 

Mandela Day at Arup delivers scarves for children

     18th July 2014 As part of their 67 minutes contribution to Mandela Day on 18 July 2014, the Arup staff are busy joining in a knitathon to create colourful scarves for the children of Nomthandazo Childrens Care Centre (NCCC) in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni. This is one of the Oliver’s House projects and it cares for 22... 

Company displays at Royal Agricultural Show 2014

     18th July 2014 The KwaZulu-Natal branch of earthmoving equipment distributor High Power Equipment Africa (HPE Africa) participated at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Show, which was held in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, from May 23 to June 1. On display were Korean earthmoving equipment manufacturer Hyundai... 

Goscor Power Products expands brand footprint with appointment of dealer in Tswane, Gauteng

     17th July 2014 The appointment in April 2014 of Tswane-based Genpower as official Goscor Power Products dealer, brings the complete range of Goscor power products to customers in the region and extends the company’s South African and SADC dealer network to 58. Goscor Power Products (Pty) Ltd is a specialist... 

CRG widens FY loss as input costs, lower throughput volumes bite

By: Natalie Greve     16th May 2014 Dual listed Central Rand Gold (CRG) has widened its net loss for the year from $4.5-million in fiscal 2012 to $13.3-million, or 37.6c a share, for the year ended December 31, 2013, stating on Friday that this was on the back of subdued gold revenue and swelling costs. This came as the miner... 

System keeps machines connected and improves operational efficiencies

By: Ilan Solomons     4th April 2014 Since JSE-listed equipment distributor Barloworld’s Monitoring Bureau went live in January, the company has connected to and interacted with many construction and mining machines that have been fitted with earthmoving machinery and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar’s on-board... 

Fuel Efficiency Key To Boels Rental Order For Fleet Of Jcb Machines

     7th January 2014 Expanding plant hire company Boels Rental is investing in a fleet of JCB machines worth more than £11 million in their third major order in three years. Boels Rental is buying more than 300 machines, with delivery set to be completed by the end of March 2014.  The deal means that Boels now runs a... 

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