Barloworld Equipment has been the southern African dealer for Caterpillar products, including earthmoving machines and power systems, since 1927, supplying integrated new, used and rental equipment solutions.
Today our southern African territorial footprint encompasses South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Mozambique, and Zambia. Congo Equipment, a 50/50 joint venture between Barloworld Equipment and French dealer Tractafric, was formed in 2006 as the Cat dealer in the DRC's Katanga Province, a rich mining territory with enormous potential.
Barloworld Equipment Zambia was incorporated in 1994 as the agent for Caterpillar equipment in Zambia. During this period Barloworld Equipment has become the preferred supplier to the Mining and Construction industry. We operate from our head office in Lusaka, our office in Kitwe to serve the Copperbelt region and we are currently expanding further by opening a facility in Solwezi that will service the North West Province.
At Barloworld Equipment Zambia our commitment to communities is underpinned by our Value-Based Management (VBM) approach and our drive for sustainability. VBM ensures that the Organisation moves beyond the conventional approach of trade-offs between stakeholders and searches for solutions which add value for all, over time. As part of our commitment to invest in Zambia, we are currently constructing of a new US$25million ultra modern facility in Kitwe to delivery world-class solutions to the mining industry.
Together with comprehensive maintenance and parts support, we cater for the multi-faceted equipment procurement and management requirements of our customers in the construction, mining and general industrial sectors. This service commitment is backed by an ongoing investment in our human resources capability in Zambia and all the countries that we operate in.
The Cat mining line-up meets world class demand for opencast and underground operations in both hard rock, and coal development and extraction applications.
Meanwhile, the Cat construction machine model range meets diverse requirements from building to general paving, heavy civils, roads and bulk earthworks.
Allied to these activities, Barloworld Equipment represents Metso Mobile tracked and portable crushing and screening plants for construction, quarrying and mining applications.
Cat, Mak and Perkins diesel engine brands are sold and supported across all market segments, providing an extensive range of industrial, marine and electric power generation options.
At Barloworld Equipment Zambia we believe our people to be our biggest assets. We run a comprehensive training program in order to develop and maintain our technical skills to the worldwide Caterpillar standard, through our training Academy in South Africa. Our comprehensive training programmes are available for customer personnel as well and all courses are approved by the Manufacturing, Engineering & Related Services SETA (MerSETA). We also offer Operator Training and certification for operators from the construction and mining industries.
Across our organisation, Barloworld Equipment believes in mutually beneficial partnerships with customers, in line with our philosophy of ËœWorking as One". Our strategic planning therefore looks ahead not only to the future of our business, but to the future of our customers businesses so that we can continue to provide appropriate, value adding solutions.