The demand for generators and standby power in South Africa

The recent energy crisis in South Africa highlights the need for energy efficient products, and the challenges faced within this sector.


For small businesses, investing in generators is a costly exercise but the irregular power supply makes it a necessity. Not only is the capital outlay high, the operation of standby equipment is complicated. Rand-Air, markets leaders in compressed air and power generation rental believe that outsourcing equipment is the most cost-effective approach, enabling businesses to remain focused on their core business.

 “We are finding that the need for generators is continuing to increase which is why we are constantly seeking ways to provide short-term and long-term power solutions for our customers. We recently invested in a number of industrial lighting towers to add to our product offering. We wanted to better service our customers that work in demanding environments like on mining and construction sites and that require powerful illumination,” explains Louwrens Erasmus, General Manager for Rand-Air.

Rand-Air has an extensive fleet of generators, spread across 12 branches and agencies in Southern Africa, giving their customers access to uninterrupted, clean and affordable power back up. The company takes pride in their long-term portable power offering, not only is their equipment reliable, safe and of the highest standards, they are a rental partner that goes the extra mile in ensuring that their customers are saving on time, money and stress. This is something that their customers can attest to.

The driving force for Rand-Air’s business model is their dedication to offering effective solutions that best meet customers’ needs and requirements. A strong focus on supplying best suited generators is accomplished by doing comprehensive site assessments. A 24 hour, 7 days a week approach signifies Rand-Air’s dedication to customer care. Professional, passionate and knowledgeable staff continuously strive to provide unsurpassed assistance.

To remain the rental agent of choice in the generator space, Rand-Air plans to build on their passion for customer service. This is what sets them apart from their competitors as they continue to strive for excellence.

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