Go Rentals expands African operations


Johannesburg, 17 Jul 2018
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Managing Director Clayton Heldsinger briefs the team on the daily Project Operations Team meetings.
Managing Director Clayton Heldsinger briefs the team on the daily Project Operations Team meetings.

At its annual partner results event this week, Go Rentals CEO Evan Berger announced its 2018/19 expansion plans into Africa for its Technology Rental services.

"Our pilot expansion began in 2016/2017, fuelled by a multinational client's need to train thousands of staff on SAP throughout Africa and Southern Africa, and was missing a cost-effective hardware solution. The key driver for selecting Go Rentals for this project was reliability and our ability to handle complex logistics for moving IT hardware," says Berger. "Working on the continent presents many challenges in import/export, technical skills, asset tracking, contingency planning, just to name a few challenges our innovations addressed."

Technical Team member Garth White briefs MD Clayton Heldsinger on the Africa project status.
Technical Team member Garth White briefs MD Clayton Heldsinger on the Africa project status.

2017 saw the roll-out of projects in Namibia, Zambia, Angola and Lesotho in 2017, with infrastructure projects already completed in Botswana, Swaziland, Nigeria, Botswana, Mauritius, Madagascar, DRC, Ghana and Uganda.

"The energy on temporary, time critical projects like this is amazing," says CEO Evan Berger.
"The energy on temporary, time critical projects like this is amazing," says CEO Evan Berger.

"Through the partnerships established in these regions, we are now expanding broader operations," says Managing Director Clayton Heldsinger." The expansion at this stage focuses on providing IT infrastructure for large-scale training projects, elections, and other temporary infrastructure requirements."

"It's all in the planning", says Director Anthony Levenstein providing guidance to the Project Management Office.
"It's all in the planning", says Director Anthony Levenstein providing guidance to the Project Management Office.

Temporary infrastructure projects are largely considered infeasible in many regions due to the lack of availability of stock, challenging logistics, high costs and availability of skills. "Unlike service delivery to an office environment, where project delays are common, the number one factor to consider in a special infrastructure project like training or an election is that the event must happen on the given day," says Heldsinger. "The IT costs pale in comparison to the investment the client has made in venues, human resources, travel and accommodation costs and more. Our IT has to be ready, and we know how. "

There is more to Temporary Training Facilities that meets the eye.
There is more to Temporary Training Facilities that meets the eye.

"Using our expertise, systems and blueprint developed in South Africa, we began doing the same in other countries throughout Africa, with remarkable success," explains Berger. Go Rentals has a winning formula for delivering temporary projects that require challenging logistics. These include mass training infrastructure, national elections, World Cup, temporary offices, rural installations and other projects.

There is a lot to consider in Temporary Infrastructure Training Setups. Besides the tech, there is Furniture, Electrical, safety and security, cabling and networking and more.
There is a lot to consider in Temporary Infrastructure Training Setups. Besides the tech, there is Furniture, Electrical, safety and security, cabling and networking and more.

If your corporation has a requirement for reliable infrastructure supply, delivery and support in Africa, contact Heldsinger or Ron Keschner, Sales Director at Go Rentals.

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