Vastparts International continues to build on its solid reputation as a leading single source of a comprehensive range of quality and affordable capital equipment replacement parts.
This is a standing the company has steadily built since it was first entrusted with sourcing important replacement parts for a mining operation’s large Iveco truck fleet.
The trucks are a critical component of the mine’s logistical and transport activities that ensure seamless copper-mining operations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Vastparts International’s stellar role in helping the mine keep its trucks moving in and out of the remote site led to it being entrusted with other important related functions at the operation. This included ensuring the timely delivery of sophisticated and affordable alternative parts for equipment used in the arduous load-and-haul operations.
Considering the company’s outstanding performance as a strong alternative parts and componentry, it was not long before it was asked to provide similar levels of expertise by owners and operators of heavy equipment.
It is an ongoing quest to reduce the total cost of ownership of equipment operation, especially in a challenging economic climate, that has led to an unabated high demand for Vastparts International’s expertise and capabilities.
For example, the company has played a key role in helping embattled South African building and civil-engineering contractors source componentry and parts at affordable prices. By passing a network of “middle-men”, Vastparts International has sourced cost-effective alternative parts for prominent “yellow equipment” marques, such as Caterpillar, HIAB, HYVA, New Holland, CASE, JCB, Komatsu, Liebherr and Hyundai.
Similar to many of their counterparts in the transport and logistics industry, these customers are significantly extending their fleet replacement cycles in a drive to retain costs in a volatile economic climate. Importantly, this strategy relies on the in-depth skills of a reputable replacement parts specialist that also has as its values integrity and accountability.
These high standards are applied right from the outset when Vastparts International researches its customers’ requirements and then engages its large network of long-standing international alternative parts manufacturers to source the most cost-effective replacement item.
More than 30 years of experience in the parts and after-market industries is deployed in these phases to also ensure that available options meet and even exceed the original specification of the part. All of Vastparts International’s replacement parts carry a manufacturer’s warranty and are sourced in record times.
These are just some of the reasons why large, medium and small transport and logistics specialists also continue to partner Vastparts International to help keep their trucks moving long after their warranties have expired.
The company has sourced parts for all popular commercial vehicles, including MAN, Volvo, Scania, Mercedes Benz, DAF and Tata, while extending this capability to its customers’ trailer requirements, having also supplied quality replacement parts at competitive rates for, among others, BPW, Hendred, SAF and DOLL.
Meanwhile, many discerning equipment owners and operators in the agricultural sector have also partnered this “one-stop-shop” with its robust support resources and infrastructure. The depth of Vastparts International’s skills and expertise in the agricultural sector is mirrored by the diversity of its supply of replacement parts for well-known marques, including John Deere, Claas, Massey Ferguson, Fiat, New Holland and CASE.
This is complemented by the company’s already-established presence in the light-vehicle market, to which it continues supplying quality and affordable replacement parts for Toyota, Isuzu, Mazda, Ford, Nissan and Mitsubishi in southern Africa and elsewhere on the continent.
In line with its vision to be the supplier of choice in Africa by providing unrivalled service to its many markets, Vastparts International will be opening two satellite offices in Cape Town and Bloemfontein before the end of this year.
These additional resources will bolster operations from its new head-offices in Wadeville, Gauteng, which is also at the forefront of an array of other important developments, not least of which is the imminent launching of a state-of-the-art “e-commerce” platform.
Combined with a passion for its products and customers, this will ensure that Vastparts International retains its competitive edge at a time when demand for a more affordable alternative for parts and consumables continues to grow!