HPE Africa and Pera plant & Civils team up for growth in 2020


It’s been 34 years since Pera Plant & Civils was launched – as the dream of owner, Ross Pera.

The Brits-based plant hire and construction company, which started business with a second-hand bakkie and bulldozer, now has a wide range of machines kept in pristine condition, to ensure dependable operation in all conditions.

“From the outset, the foundation of our family business was a commitment to honesty and safety and today, these goals remain at the forefront of our success,” explains Ross Pera. “Every member of our team handles each task as if the project were for themselves, with consideration for cost-savings, high productivity and safety on site.

“Our plans for future growth encompass continued services in plant hire, civil engineering and construction, as well expansion into the transport sector, where we see potential for development.

“Market conditions in our industry remain challenging and for companies to succeed, we all need to be mindful of cost-efficiency in every aspect of business. We are particularly cautious in capital equipment selection, taking note of the durability of machines, fuel-efficiency, availability of spare-parts and dependability of service support from suppliers.

“A key brand of construction equipment in our fleet – Hyundai excavators and wheel loaders – has been supplied and efficiently supported by HPE Africa for many years. These robust machines consistently deliver on fast, reliable operation, with high fuel-efficiency and minimal downtime and can also safely handle challenging tasks in difficult terrain. Added to the high-performance of Hyundai machines, is professional, reliable support from the HPE Africa team.”

HPE Africa’s critical support service encompasses an OEM parts, repair and maintenance facility throughout Southern Africa.

The field services team, which offers assistance with on-site repairs and maintenance, is supported by well-equipped workshops in Gauteng, Durban, Cape Town and East London and carefully selected dealers across Southern Africa.

Repairs and services include minor and major component replacement, as well as re-building and refurbishment of units. The company has also established specialist divisions for engineering services encompassing boiler making, bucket repair and bucket fabrication.


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