L-R: James Tannenberger (Zenprop), Morne Whitehead (Attacq), Morne Wilken (Attacq), Rachid Ouenniche (MD, Cummins Distribution, Africa Middle East), Thierry Pimi (MD, Cummins Southern Africa), Stephen Standfest (Zenprop) and Gino Butera (Cummins VP & MD, Africa Middle East).

Manufacturer and distributor of power generation products, Cummins said it is relocating their Southern Africa Distribution Business to Gauteng’s new innovative work, live and play destination in Waterfall.

The sod turning ceremony took place on site on 26th October 2017 and celebrated the official commencement of construction for Cummins Southern Africa Regional Offices.

According to the company, the move to Waterfall Logistics Precinct is part of their pursuit to strategically consolidate and solidify their various business premises. The company said this will provide excellent customer service and reinforce Cummins vision of being Africa’s preferred energy and power provider.

“Today we celebrate the start of the journey towards our new offices as we break ground for construction to commence. Our relocation to Waterfall Logistics Precinct is of critical importance to our business as it positions us at the epicentre of Gauteng’s most dynamic and strategically located business hub. The Waterfall Logistics Precinct environment aligns with the importance Cummins places on work-life balance that we encourage for our employees,” said Thierry Pimi, Managing Director, Cummins Southern Africa, at the sod turning.

The new premises, which has been developed in line with Waterfall’s sustainability approach and principles and boasts spacious premises of approximately 15 355 m2, will include the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Operations, the Master Rebuild Centre, the current Cummins Longmeadow Branch and the Technical Training Centre.

The building is due for completion in October 2018 and the various operations will occupy the building in stages until full occupancy is achieved in early 2019.

“The cutting edge, innovative building architecture and proximity to the Cummins Africa Middle East operations will enhance productivity, improve strategic intent and magnify collaboration between functions. We trust that this will help the company to get closer to customers and improve efficiencies in a collaborative manner,” added Pimi.

Pete Mackenzie, Head of Development at Attacq welcomed Cummins and said he was thrilled that the company chose to find a home with Attacq. “We are excited about embarking on this journey with Cummins and believe that once complete in November 2018, the building will be a pioneering development within our logistics hub.”

Cummins Southern Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, with wholly owned branches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.