February 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of Rand Air’s Northern Cape Kathu Depot. This is also a celebration of the dedicated and passionate Kathu team and the Depot’s exponential growth over the past five years. The can-do attitude of sales representative, Denise Olivier, and skilled technicians Joseph Masiga, Lekunutu Tlhasedi, Nicholaas de Koker, Reuben Nkosi and Trevor Mpikwane has seen the depot reaching several milestones. The customer base has grown ten-fold and in 2017, turnover increased by 85% and the ‘Depot of the Year’ title was clinched. The success story of this remarkable team continues with Denise achieving the 2018 ‘Sales Rep of the Year’ award and in 2021 the depot recorded its best revenue year.
To meet customer demand, it was not long before the Kathu depot’s rental fleet expanded by some 600% comprising a variety of Atlas Copco mobile generators and air compressors. Pumps were added in 2021 and the lighting plants fleet will soon be boosted with Atlas Copco’s latest LED light towers. Mining and solar form the lion share of the Kathu depot’s business.
Rand-Air, part of the global Atlas Copco Group, was established in 1973. As far more than a rental equipment provider, Rand-Air is focused on making agility count for our customers: offering an adaptable, flexible and responsive partnership to address their technical and business challenges. With a solid national footprint and serving a diverse customer base both locally and in sub-Saharan Africa, the company has a product portfolio which includes TUV-certified oil-free, diesel or electric air solutions; nitrogen solutions; power, flow (pumps), steam boilers and lighting solutions. Rand-Air is ISO-9000, 14000 and 18000-certified and is a Level 2 B-BBEE-rated company.