Heavy plant equipment dealer, BH Botswana last week officially opened its Francistown branch in a bid to take its services closer to the customer.
Established in 1973, BH Botswana is the sole distributor of JCB construction and industrial equipment in the country. It currently has two other branches in Gaborone and Maun.
Officially opening the branch, BH Botswana managing director, Gary Keevil, said the design of the new structure in Francistown is based on JCB’s medium sized dealer layout and is in line with JCB’s corporate identity.
“It is not a big building but its efficient design and excellent location will help us deliver an even higher standard of service to our customers and provide our staff with pleasant working environment,” he said.
Keevil added that his company is committed to giving its customers quality service which gives them a cutting edge over their competitors. ┬á
He said the company bears a good record of quality service delivery since its establishment in Botswana way back in 1973.
“We employ 76 people nationally of which 27 work here in the Francistown branch. These people are dedicated to supporting the 800 plus JCB machines and generators that are currently operating in Botswana,” he said.
Keevil said that through their good network strategy, they are able to support JCB machines everywhere in the country, be it in the Kalahari Desert or the Okavango Delta.
In an interview with the Sunday Standard, Keevil said Francistown presents them with an opportunity to access clients, especially the booming mining industry in the northern region.
“We are also targeting the construction industry as well as the agriculture sector,” he added.
He said that they are currently planning to open another branch in Kasane to take advantage of the opportunities in that area. He further said the anticipated construction of Kazungula Bridge will also present a big business opportunity for them.