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Press Office - Burma Plant Hire

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.


Wacker Neuson South Africa extends market share in partnership with Coastal Hire Botswana

     Updated 5 hours ago In December 2017, Wacker Neuson South Africa sealed an exclusive dealer agreement with Coastal Hire Botswana, as part of a strategic move to expand the premium brand’s footprint across the region, increase market share and unlock new sectors.  The agreement is the culmination of Wacker Neuson... 

Latest acquisition extends Concord Cranes’ reach in Namibia

     21st February 2018 Concord Namibia, which forms part of the Concord Cranes Group, has expanded its geographical reach in Namibia through the strategic acquisition of a Walvis Bay-based company. Concord Cranes recently acquired Walvis Bay-based plant hire company Rent-A-Plant Namibia, a Namibian based-and-run... 

Wacker Neuson SA signs exclusive partnership agreement with Namibian dealer - IBS

     9th February 2018 On Tuesday 28th November 2017 Wacker Neuson South Africa signed an exclusive partnership agreement with long-standing Namibian dealer, Industrial Building Supplies & Plant Hire (IBS). The agreement positions IBS as the exclusive supplier of Wacker Neuson light construction and compact equipment... 

Amended BBBEE Construction Sector Code

     11th December 2017 Who does it apply to? The Amended B-BBEE Construction Sector Code was gazetted on 01 December 2017 with immediate effect.  Those who already have an Amended DTI Code certificate have 2 options available to them, viz: 

Knysna rental company acquires high-quality TLB

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2017 The downside of unreliable plant hire equipment is two-fold; for the end-user, unplanned downtime translates into project delays, while for the plant hire company, faulty gear translates to foregone profits and a tarnished reputation, says George-based equipment distributor Carlu Tractors.  

Precision control boosts productivity on Bobcat E55 compact excavator

     23rd November 2017 Precision control of the boom, arm, and bucket is critical in harsh operating environments such as Africa. It is for this reason that Bobcat Equipment South Africa is punting the Bobcat E55 compact excavator as the toughest and most efficient machine on the market today. Precision control and... 

Well-maintained equipment ensures market competitiveness

By: Simone Liedtke     13th October 2017 Ensuring that income-generation capacity is not reduced in any way by ill-maintained equipment is an important way of staying competitive in the market, states Cape Town-based specialised equipment hire company Burma Plant Hire Group (BPH) MD Theuns Burger. 

SANY hydraulic excavator takes on the toughest working conditions

     6th October 2017 Goscor Earth Moving, part of the Goscor Group, is continuing its introduction of the latest SANY equipment into the local market with the launch of a new hydraulic excavator for the toughest African operating conditions. The SY215C hydraulic excavator is one of five models developed specifically... 

Fleet Renewal Puts Burma Plant Hire At Cutting Edge

     18th September 2017 A restructuring and fleet renewal programme at Cape Town-based Burma Plant Hire has put the company on track for further growth in the construction, mining and other sectors. Significantly, the company is a Level 2 contributor to BBBEE. In addition to its traditional base load work in the... 

Goscor plans to move the earth with SANY equipment

     14th September 2017 Goscor Earth Moving (GEM), a leading player in the compact construction market, has entered the larger excavator and roadworks equipment market through its representation of the SANY brand. This augments GEM’s total product offering, providing customers with a single option for both smaller and... 

Atlas Copco hydraulic magnet helps to pick up the pieces

     6th September 2017 Atlas Copco’s HM 1500 fixed hydraulic (hydro) magnet, fitted to a 22.5 ton carrier, is efficiently and safely sorting and loading steel off cuts at a steel mill in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. Following a successful tender, service contract specialist, Real Tree Trading, was contracted to remove steel... 

Wild Coast toll road can be ‘catalyst’ for integrated development

     7th July 2017 In this opinion article, the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s Craig McLachlan makes the case for the much criticised N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project Job creation is virtually unattainable without decent transport infrastructure and good-quality mobility networks. It is for this... 

Experts positive despite industry challenges

By: Johane Turkstra     28th April 2017 Despite the generator industry facing various challenges, some of the industry’s leaders say they are optimistic about the future of the industry. Industrial equipment company Generator and Plant Hire South Africa (GPHSA) tells Engineering News that the company is growing “at a rapid rate”,... 

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... 

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