Chicago Pneumatic generates success at Botswana MTE

Chicago Pneumatic strengthened its foothold outside South Africa’s borders with the sponsorship of a CPPG5 (5.5Kva) petrol-driven portable generator at each of the three Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTEs) held in Botswana during April 2018.

Eben van der Vyver, business development manager for Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment in South Africa, was joined by Columbus Magede from Chicago Pneumatic Botswana dealership, Utility Power based in Gaborone, for the hand-over of the portable generators to each of the lucky winners.

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Letlhakane MTE: Eben van der Vyver with CP genset winner Jonathan Sesinyi from Debswana Mine and Columbus Magede from Utility Power.

The winners are Jonathan Sesinyi from Debswana Mine (Letlhakane MTE, 16 April); Peter Gaongalelwe Gasena from Morupule Coal Mine (Palapye MTE, 18 April); and Simon Hendrick Mooketsi from Debswana Mine (Jwaneng MTE, 20 April).

“To see the winners’ excitement was most rewarding, not to mention the tremendous interest they showed in the generator,” comments Van der Vyver. “They asked us numerous questions about the product as well as the Chicago Pneumatic brand.”

A proud Magede adds, “It’s a good feeling to see what Chicago Pneumatic does in the market and to be associated with the brand.”

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Palapye MTE: Peter Gaongalelwe Gasena of Morupule Coal Mine, winner of CP genset with Eben van der Vyver (left) and Columbus Magede, Utility Power.

According to Van der Vyver, the three Botswana shows proved to be extremely successful with expected visitor attendance numbers exceeded and potential for business opportunities increased. “We engaged in interactive customer discussions with the many visitors paying a visit to our stand at the Letlhakane and Palapye shows while the Jwaneng show saw the stand flooded with visitors!” Van der Vyver also reports that they gained a sizable quantity of REQs and promising prospective leads from the shows.

“With these exhibitions taking place not only in South Africa but also in Botswana and Zambia, we are presented with the perfect opportunity to strengthen the Chicago Pneumatic brand within South and southern Africa’s mining sector,” confirms Van der Vyver. “Also most importantly, the initiative provides good exposure for our Chicago Pneumatic distributors.”

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Jwaneng MTE: From left are: Eben van der Vyver, CP genset winner Simon Hendrick Mooketsi and Debswana Mine CP dealer Columbus Magede of Utility Power.

To date, a total of six Chicago Pneumatic portable generators have been given away with 19 still to be won. Van der Vyver says they are looking forward to discovering more untapped customers at the remaining MTE shows which will take place in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West and the Northern Cape, as well as Zambia.

Chicago Pneumatic’s CPPG5 portable generator sets the benchmark for productivity and is engineered to provide stable electrical output and safe operation over a long service life. The machine delivers power where and when it is needed enabling end-users to get the job done quickly and efficiently. “Winning a Chicago Pneumatic generator is more than just a prize for the lucky recipient, it is power generation peace of mind,” concludes Van der Vyver.                      


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