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Bell remains bullish about South African market

By: Nadine James     14th September 2018 JSE-listed Bell Equipment achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to R3.7-billion for the six months to June 30. Headline earnings a share increased by 10% to 131c and an interim dividend of 20c was declared. 

Bell reports strong H1 results, remains bullish on South African market

By: Nadine James     31st August 2018 JSE-listed Bell Equipment achieved a 6% year-on-year increase in revenue to R3.7-billion for the six months to June 30. Headline earnings a share increased by 10% to 131c and an interim dividend of 20c was declared. 

Bell Equipment extends excavator range, Kobelco partnership

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     6th July 2018 South African earthmoving equipment manufacturer and supplier Bell Equipment is expanding its partnership with Japanese excavator specialist Kobelco Construction Machinery (Kobelco) with a range of three mini excavator models and three larger models launched in April. Bell is the exclusive... 

Bell Equipment enters tipper truck market with Kamaz partnership

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     22nd June 2018 South African materials handling equipment supplier Bell Equipment has entered the Southern Africa tipper truck market through a partnership with Russian heavy duty truck manufacturer Kamaz. The new partnership was celebrated at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018, held in March, in Johannesburg, where the... 

Big names in construction, earthmoving equipment headed for Hillhead 2018

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th June 2018 Later this month, construction solutions company Tarmac’s Hillhead quarry, near Buxton, in Derbyshire, UK, will again host the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition. Some 525 UK and overseas companies have booked exhibition space at Hillhead 2018, which means this year’s event will be 10%... 

Bell Equipment delivers significantly better results

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th March 2018 Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has delivered significantly improved results in 2017, with profit rising to R272.1-million, from R38.6-million in 2016 when the company recorded operating losses of R185-million from its African operations outside South Africa.  

Africa’s leading industry trade fair prepares to open its doors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2018 The countdown has begun: bauma CONEXPO AFRICA opens its doors for the third time in one week. The largest trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa continues to attract international participation, highlighted by four... 

Bauma CONEXPO AFRICA: numerous industry leaders on board

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th October 2017 The economic comeback of Sub-Sahara and positive market opportunities in South Africa are reflected in the number of companies that have already signed up for the upcoming bauma CONEXPO AFRICA. The third international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining... 

CTC Plant Company turns 25

20th September 2017 The year of 2017 is a landmark year for South Africa’s most experienced used equipment company, CTC Plant Company (Pty) Ltd, based at Airport Industria, Cape Town, conveniently located right next to the Airport and close to main access highways. 

Loaders drive down cost

23rd June 2017 An investment in three Bell wheel loaders to drive down the rand-per-ton cost of aggregate production, is paying off handsomely for the owners of Flanders Quarry, in Mount Edgecombe, Durban, enthuses South African mining machinery and equipment manufacturing company Bell Equipment. 

Bell Equipment signs BEE deal with women-owned entity

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th April 2017 Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has signed a black economic empowerment (BEE) agreement with SiBi Capital, an entity entirely owned and managed by black women. When concluded, SiBi Capital will hold 22.5% of Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa), the wholly owned subsidiary of... 

Bell launches range of high-tech articulated dump trucks

By: Dylan Slater     14th October 2016 South African heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment launched its complete range of E-series large articulated dump trucks (ADTs) in September at its Jet Park-based facility.  

UK equipment supplier upgrades fleet with South African loaders

30th September 2016 Continuing its investment in its crushing and screening division, Derbyshire-based plant hire and contracting firm Woods has updated two of its L2606E loaders, supplied by South African mining equipment provider Bell Equipment, with like-for-like models. 

Electronic fire panel remotely monitors systems

26th August 2016 Fire engineering design specialist Failsafe Fire Projects, which provides mines and industry with fire detection and suppression systems for heavy vehicles and machines, will be using Electra Mining Africa 2016 as the platform to launch its newly developed electronic fire panel. 

UK show sees strong demand

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th June 2016 The Hillhead international quarrying and recycling show is famous for its live demonstrations and 2016 will be no different with a range of equipment being put through its paces in a live quarry environment. Demand for the 2016 event has been strong with every square metre now allocated,... 

Cost-effective products for quarrying

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th June 2016 Heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment is introducing cost-effective products to help mining and quarrying companies manage the challenges in their industries. Bell Equipment quarry industry specialist Tyron Ravenscroft notes that, much like the mining industry, the quarrying industry is... 

Efficiency drive includes underground articulated dump truck range

25th March 2016 South African manufacturer and  articulated dump truck (ADT) specialist Bell Equipment’s efforts to improve and lower total cost of ownership, targets underground mining operations in the market for underground ADTs. Bell Equipment ADTs marketing manager Tristan du Pisanie says the company has... 

Manufacturer drives R&D to improve efficiencies, reduce operating costs

By: Mia Breytenbach     4th December 2015 Despite a subdued demand for mining machinery globally, Richards Bay-based heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment continues to invest in its articulated dump truck (ADT) research and development programme to drive down operating costs and improve ADT efficiencies while meeting more stringent... 

Bell Equipment

30th October 2015 Established in 1954, Bell Equipment is a proudly South African company with over 60 years of experience in the design, manufacture, distribution and support of materials handling equipment. The Bell Articulated Dump Truck (ADT) is the company's core product. Bell is regarded globally as an ADT... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

12th August 2015 BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from September 15 to 18 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre . If the premiere in 2013 is anything to go by, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 will... 

Manufacturer to launch new products, ramp up ADT production

By: Mia Breytenbach     3rd July 2015 Heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has started low-volume production of the Bell B60D articulated dump truck (ADT) for the South African market, and will launch the new Finlay dual power plants later this month. Bell Equipment product marketing manager: ADTs Tristan du Pisanie notes that... 

Lack of projects, mining pressures challenging equipment suppliers

By: Mia Breytenbach     3rd July 2015 The “absolute dearth” of exciting, new mining projects, paired with the concern that South Africa is no longer a favoured destination for new mining projects are some of the greatest challenges facing equipment suppliers, states heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment Sales Africa (Besa)... 

Hauling away bigger profits with more efficient trucks and excavators

26th June 2015 Infrastructure plays a key role in economic growth while the lack of infrastructure reduces productivity and hinders business competitiveness. According to PWC, physical infrastructure is one of the most frequently cited barriers to entry and economic growth in Africa. This was highlighted in its... 

From pit to profit: New technologies and trends in earth moving equipment

26th June 2015 “With a relatively buoyant outlook, and a number of economies across the continent experiencing some of the fastest and highest growth in the world, it is no wonder that current investment in infrastructure is so significant and growing. This is very good news for earth moving equipment companies... 

Contract mining, outsourcing industry increasingly competitive

By: Bruce Montiea     22nd May 2015 The contract mining and outsourcing industry is becoming increasingly ruthless, as big construction companies compete with smaller companies for contracts, says mining, construction and general plant hire company West Rand Plant Hire (WRPH). WRPH assistant plant manager Riaan Botes notes that... 

Bell introduces cost effective 6x4 configuration for B25E

20th April 2015 While Bell Equipment's B60 Articulated Dump Truck is designed to give customers an alternative to large rigid trucks in the mining industry, in its small truck range the company has introduced the B25E 6x4 supertruck to deliver a cost effective and versatile alternative to road-going tipper... 

Strikes hit Bell FY 2014 earnings

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th March 2015 JSE-listed Bell Equipment on Monday posted plunging earnings on the back of the continuing weakness and unpredictability of the resource-based economy and the delayed impact of protracted strikes and labour unrest. In addition to the “extremely challenging” global and local environments marred by... 

Major players sign up for Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

11th March 2015 • Barloworld Equipment exhibiting for the first time • Bell Equipment takes up more space • Other big players in the sectors are already signed up • Plans for International Pavilions from nine countries and regions The market for construction and mining machinery in sub-Saharan Africa holds great... 

Call for greater support for mining industry

By: Pimani Baloyi     23rd January 2015 Richards Bay-headquartered heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, which has several large-scale South Africa-based projects in the 2015 pipeline, will exhibit its new B60 articulated dump truck (ADT) mining range at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at... 

Bell Equipment to restructure, improve efficiency

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2014 The share price of JSE-listed Bell Equipment fell by 5.65% on Wednesday morning after the heavy equipment manufacturer announced that it was planning to restructure the business to improve operating efficiencies and ensure the group’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability. In a statement... 

Bell Equipment

31st October 2014 Established in 1954, Bell Equipment is a proudly South African company, which this year celebrates 60 years in the design, manufacture, distribution and support of materials handling equipment. With 75% of what the company sells in South Africa manufactured in-country, Bell is focused on... 

Sph Kundalila Provides Expert Solutions To The South African Mining Industry Since 1969

2nd October 2014 Established in 1969 as Saldanha Plant Hire for general plant hire and exploration drilling and later to mine limestone for Anglo Alpha near Saldanha in the Western Cape, SPH Kundalila has continued to expand its service offering and geographic base until it employs about 1 300 people today. The... 

Bell Equipment reports lower half-year earnings

By: Leandi Kolver     11th August 2014 Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment on Monday reported a reduced profit of R60.3-million for the six months ended June 30, compared with the R157.1-million generated during the first half of 2013, stating that a challenging environment had led many of the company’s customers to take a... 

Mining industry challenges affect manufacturing sector

By: Jonathan Rodin     4th July 2014 South African manufacturers are not immune to the negative consequences of ongoing labour unrest in the mining industry, says heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment Sales South Africa (Bessa) sales and marketing director Terry Gillham. "There is no question that our mining industry has taken... 

ADT fleet goes underground

By: Pimani Baloyi     30th May 2014 Global heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment’s newly launched E-series articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are being used by companies across sub-Saharan Africa to haul a variety of material both above and below ground. The E-series ADT, which is an improvement on Bell’s previous models, was... 

Online mining auctions surge ahead as mines and bidders alike support the platform

15th May 2014 With stock from leading coal miner Exxaro, diamond miner Rockwell, various prime assets from Anglo Gold Ashanti and coal contractors Genet & Diesel Power, online auctions continue to offer monthly opportunity in 2nd hand equipment into Africa and Internationally. With another auction scheduled... 

New haul dumper to be fully operational by April

By: Dylan Slater     28th March 2014 Developed as a joint venture (JV) between mining equipment group Bell Equipment and South Africa-based mining equipment company Aard Mining Equipment, a new underground haul truck (UHT), the B33L (Bell branding) or A33 (Aard branding) is expected to be fully operational by the beginning of April,... 

company Annoucements:Bell Equipment Gives Michelin Xadn+ The Thumbs Up

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th October 2013 With improved tread life, better flotation and excellent traction, the new Michelin XADN+ tyre has fast become the tyre of choice for the biggest players in the earthmover field. Bell Equipment is one such player who is using the new XADN+ product, integrating it into their articulated dump... 

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