Hard Hat Equipment Hire – celebrating 10 years of service excellence to the construction sector
Established in 2008 Hard Hat Equipment Hire has grown in leaps and bounds and is now firmly entrenched and recognised as a leader in the market and key provider of equipment to the construction sector.
Teamwork and dedication, a comprehensive range of quality, well-maintained equipment, top notch customer service, advanced operational software systems, enthusiasm and a flair to go the extra mile – are all synonymous with Hard Hat Equipment Hire – a successful and growing business.
The company started out from a single branch – which is now its head office in Edenvale – and has steadily expanded three branches across Gauteng with a fourth having been recently established in Klerksdorp, North West Province.
Recognising the potential of Hard Hat, Teljoy made a firm commitment to the company by deploying long-standing Teljoy director, Frank Noble, to drive the Hard Hat business from May 2016. Passionate to succeed, he has created a team second to none in the sector.
In late 2017, long-time empowerment partner of Teljoy, the Southern Palace Group, purchased a significant minority stake in Hard Hat, promoting not only black economic empowerment, but also adding a new dynamic to the existing Teljoy rental DNA.
“Our continued growth in recent years is in line with our strategic plan to continue to grow Hard Hat’s equipment fleet and to steadily open branches in all the major centres in South Africa,” says Frank Noble, CEO of Hard Hat Equipment Hire.
“Our investment in equipment is ongoing,” says Operations Executive, Brenda Rowe. “Although our range of available equipment is extensive, we often purchase new equipment to meet clients’ specific needs. Presently we have 36 vehicles on the road, including an eight ton truck, complete with crane, to lift heavy equipment such as our fleet of ride-on-rollers and a five ton truck with a beaver tail.”
Andrew Myburgh, Hard Hat’s Sales Manager says: “As a tight-knit team we at Hard Hat have been developing relationships with organisations in the industry who share our value system and ethos, thus steadily building our customer base and efficiency. In addition, we strive to provide our clients with the best, most reliable and efficient equipment, services and support.”
Hard Hat takes pride in maintaining an average delivery time to client of under 2 hours. Furthermore, the company’s turn-around time on equipment swap-outs is excellent, thus creating a significant advantage over its competitors.
Hard Hat has an after-hours standby team ready to assist 24/7, an essential service for those “stuck in the mud” late and after-hours breakdowns.
The company’s skilled and experienced branch managers each lead reliable and passionate teams, thus enabling a high level of equipment up-time and ensuring strong personal client relations.
Hard Hat has an in-house training facilitator providing on-site training to operators.
This service can also made available free of charge to Hard Hat clients.
Just some of the equipment available from Hard Hat:
Compaction equipment: rammers petrol and diesel; plate compactors; pedestrian rollers 390 – 900 ; 2,7 ton ride on rollers;
Generators: petrol and diesel 5,7 KVA – 10KVA;
Water Pumps: petrol and diesel 2– 4inch;
Concrete floor saws; and much more.
Hard Hat Equipment Hire operates its own self-sufficient workshop maintains all its own equipment to the highest standard and strives to keep all equipment as good as new – fully serviced, clean and painted. This facility, in which many of the staff have over15 years’ experience in the field, is second to none in the industry and services equipment for all four Hard Hat branches. A full range of spare parts is stocked and a full history of repairs is kept for each individual machine.
The workshop team have a combined knowledge and experience of over 100 years. Their dedication, extensive knowledge and passion ensures that the necessary back up and support is available around the clock.
“We pride ourselves in the calibre and capabilities of our staff,” says Noble. “Their knowledge, expertise and loyalty is what makes this company the success it is today. Everything we do is geared toward making our clients’ experience unparalleled in every way – from service through to on-site systems management.”
A comprehensive management pack, including all financials, balance sheets, projections for each industry category, sales and purchase of machines is produced monthly for analysis by the Hard Hat management team.
The detail built into the real-time equipment management system not only simplifies the client’s visibility of all equipment it has on-site, but makes it extremely easy and cost-effective to manage, eliminating most, if not all, hidden costs, delays and inaccuracies. A report called “what’s out where” is sent weekly to clients per site in order to assist them in managing hired from Hard Hat Equipment Hire. This can also be sent out daily if clients so wish.
Since its establishment in 2008 Hard hat Equipment Hire has consistently been delivering its services par excellence to its growing client base in the South African building and construction industry. With its head office and dedicated separate workshop in Edenvale, Gauteng, Hard Hat has progressively been opening new branches in important centres in Gauteng and North West Province – with further expansion plans currently in place for the immediate future.
Hard Hat branches and contact numbers:
Edenvale: Head office and Workshop: 011 609 6443.
Honeydew: 011 795 8240
Silvertondale, Pretoria: 012 844 6140
NORTH WEST PROVINCE
Klerksdorp: 018 462 1166
Hard hat supplies equipment to a range of companies from listed companies through to emerging building contractors – for application on all types of projects, including roads, low cost housing, high rise buildings, warehousing, sewer and reticulation and DIY projects.