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HPE Africa participated at the launch of NAPO – National Alliance of Plant Owners

HPE Africa – sole distributors locally for Hyundai Construction Equipment, McCloskey crushing and screening equipment and Soosan hydraulic hammers and quick couplers – participated at the launch of the National Alliance of Plant Owners (NAPO) in Doornkloof, Pretoria, at the end of May 2019.


“NAPO has been established as an initiative of an existing group of construction plant owners, to formalise and promote development, relationships and trust between plant owners and contractors, within the plant hire industry,” explains Alex Ackron, managing director HPE Africa. “By joining a professional alliance, members will benefit from networking with other construction companies, realise financial advantages and have the assurance that machinery is in good operating condition, complying to standard requirements. NAPO also ensures that suppliers comply with regulations like the OHASA Act and Compensation Commissioner.

“Benefits of being part of a formal organisation include opportunities for collective buying with favourable costs, expedient payment arrangements, assistance with administration structures and help sourcing the best parts suppliers and companies offering dependable maintenance support.”

The HPE Africa team works closely with companies in the plant hire sector through the supply of equipment and parts, as well as providing a repair and maintenance service. The company’s participation at the NAPO launch encompassed a presentation by the managing director, Alex Ackron, on some recent trends in the sales of earthmoving equipment. HPE Africa also displayed equipment, including two Hyundai R35Z-9 mini-excavators.


Hyundai R35Z-9 mini-excavator have notable features, including a comfortable operating cabin for reduced operator fatigue, a robust upper-frame that can withstand continuous operation in demanding conditions and an efficient control system for precise handling. Other advantages are fuel efficiency and reduced noise levels. Hyundai machines are designed for easy maintenance and minimal downtime.

Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa