Entering a new era in Southern Africa | Infrastructure news

This is a big year in the history of Renault Trucks in Southern Africa with the company launching two new product ranges in October.

We are very optimistic about our prospective performance in the market in 2014,” says Herman Venter, general manager for commercial sales at Renault Trucks Southern Africa. “We are aiming to steadily increase our market share within the next 36 months.”

Renault Trucks is present in over 100 countries with 14 000 employees globally. Although Renault Trucks’ primary focus is the design, manufacture and sale of commercial vehicles, it does a great deal more than that to ensure its customers’ satisfaction. It aims not only to advise customers during the decision-making and purchasing processes via recommendations, expert insight and financing solutions, but also to maintain customer service throughout vehicles’ operating lives.

Building on the legacy of more than a century of innovative French trucking know-how since 1894, Renault Trucks supplies transport professionals with the tools they need to more efficiently conduct their business. The company forms part of the Volvo Group, the world’s second largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, which provides it with access to the best resources and expertise.

New ranges coming in October
In October 2014, Renault Trucks SA will be introducing the new C-range intended for light construction and long haul applications, as well as the K-range, aimed at heavy construction applications. Renault Trucks currently has the successful Kerax, Midlum and Premium Loader ranges in its stable.

The manufacturer is currently deploying significant resources to ensure that the new ranges deliver maximum reliability for when they are introduced into the country. They are undergoing exacting quality trials and are also being tested under actual operating conditions. Ruggedness, working comfort, payload, pulling power, new engines, low fuel consumption and easy body mounting all make these trucks the perfect tools for demanding construction businesses. The cab is one of the most striking features offered by these new robust vehicle ranges it is more spacious, more comfortable and more ergonomic with its use of rotating buttons. A step on the side has been incorporated into the design, allowing drivers to easily check their loads. The vehicles will also offer failsafe ruggedness with reinforced protection for all exposed parts liable to suffer impacts. The design of the new Renault Trucks range of vehicles is dedicated to achieving efficiency. Renault’s designers have chosen to focus on the truck’s role as a tool serving fleet owners – a tool enabling them to carry out their assignments as efficiently as possible.

Saving fuel has been a major component of the trucks’ design, resulting in the vehicles’ aerodynamics being modelled to obtain the highest possible air-penetration performance. “We believe Renault Trucks supports fleet owners, specifically in the construction industry, in their contribution to the development of the region’s economies. Trucks play a truly vital role in Southern Africa, not just in carrying goods but in ensuring that a vast range of services continues to operate,” says Venter.

Expert local support
In South Africa, Renault Trucks’ dealer network is integrated with that of Volvo Trucks, and offers customers caring, innovative and efficient support.

With the introduction of the new range, Renault Trucks SA will also reaffirm the brand’s commitment to its South African customers, with advanced service and aftermarket offerings introduced with the launch of the new product ranges.

“As transport operators expand their operations throughout the region, we know our Renault Trucks dealers are there to capture this market demand and support customers every step of the way. We believe our dealers are experts in their field andcompletely customer-focused, and are able to provide our customers in the region with unparalleled support and service,” says Venter.

“The new K and C ranges will create a completely new platform for Renault Trucks SA and set the brand for the future. We are working hard to put everything in place for the success for our customers.”

Additional Reading?

Request Free Copy