John Deere, the agricultural giant, announced in April 2021 that it will bring its construction and forestry product line back into its Africa Middle East branch.
This expansion marks the first time that the John Deere construction products will be sold under the John Deere name in these 18 countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Sudan.
John Deere is taking full control of the marketing and support of its own branded construction products.
“This expansion provides an opportunity for us to increase our global footprint in the construction industry, as we build upon our existing presence in Africa and deliver our product portfolio under the John Deere brand for the first time to these key markets,” says Jaco Beyers, Managing Director for John Deere Africa Middle East. “As we move into these new countries, we are delivering on what customers expect from the John Deere brand.”
Mamonkwe Trading is seizing the moment
Mamonkwe Trading, a 100% black-owned company with a permanent staff complement of more than 150, is growing its footprint in a range of fields.
Mamonkwe Trading is the mother body for a number of subsidiary companies trading under the same banner with the main focus being plant hire, mining rehabilitation, coal transportation and logistics.
The business philosophy of founder and CEO, Robby Mogashoa, can be summed up as, “An opportunity presents itself for a moment to be seized by a prepared person.” The company was founded 14 years ago by this dynamic son of Limpopo’s soil.
Says Robby, “We offer the right solution at a compatible rate. We distribute and deliver only high-quality products and services through reliable and efficient solution systems.” Clients of Mamonkwe Trading include Pan African Resources, Evander Gold Mine, Manana Chemicals, Eskom and Universal Coal.