Evan Berger, chief executive officer, Go Rentals has 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."
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.
"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."
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.