Please note the following depot telephone number changes with immediate effect:
Richards Bay to be contacted on our Durban telephone number: 031 462 1038
Middelburg, Rustenburg & Pretoria to be contacted on our Jet Park telephone number: 011 345 0700

Keeping up with ISO standards in an ever changing environment

It goes without saying that risk-based thinking is critical for achieving an effective quality management system. It highlights the need to carry out preventative actions to eradicate possible nonconformities, identifying nonconformities that do happen and acting to avoid recurrence. It is so important that even the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) incorporated risk concepts into the ISO 9001 2005 requirement.

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Rand-Air continues to deliver uncompromised service to the mining industry

For the last 41 years, Rand-Air has been servicing the mining industry with portable compressed air and power generation rentals. The company is renowned within the industry for providing long-term rental solutions and over the years has supplied a number of mines with equipment for their emergency shutdowns. Rand-Air is constantly striving to deliver exceptional service which is echoed through their ethos of exceeding customer service.

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Inyameko trading 1440cc cc advocates Rand-Air

Marine shipping is ranked amongst one of the most hazardous industries in the world. The fire and explosion hazards associated with the painting of merchant vessels, passenger ships and ships can be highly dangerous. The complexity and nature of this work requires the use of sophisticated power and equipment. Inyameko trading 1440cc cc t/a West Coast Painters are experts in the painting and blasting marine shipping and believe that for an operation such as theirs to run seamlessly, it is critical to have good relationships with suppliers.

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A mining operation exists by the safety of its equipment, says Rand-Air

In an article published by Times Live earlier this month, it was revealed that the number of people killed on South African mines significantly declined from 3,183 in the previous year to 2,662. What this shows us is that South African mines are committed to improving their safety records. But how does the equipment at mining sites contribute to the overall safety?

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How to safeguard business against unforeseen incidents

Health and safety of employees is a business priority across industries – but it perhaps takes greater precedence in mining and construction, where the risk of serious accidents and injuries is significantly higher. Legislation and regulations have been passed in both industries in order to protect staff members, but the unfortunate fact remains that incidents will continue to happen unless business takes tangible steps to safeguard both workers and the business itself.

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Rand-Air docks at Saldanha Bay

Leading compressor and generator hire company, Rand-Air, is determined to provide uncompromised service to their customers, as well as reliable and well-maintained equipment. As part of this commitment, the company recently opened a branch in Saldanha Bay, in an effort to expand their reach across the country. Rand-Air has been servicing a number of industries for the past 44 years and have built a strong presence across South Africa.

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The implications of the National Credit Act on rental companies

Over recent years, there have been many changes to the National Credit Act which have passed a series of clear rules and regulations associated with the granting and marketing of credit. An important legislation, the Act aims to protect consumers and credit providers and ensures that all parties benefit from a transparent, fair and responsible credit environment. But how does the Act work for businesses that specialise in non-interest bearing 30 day accounts?

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Fair Cape Dairies lends success of their production to Rand-Air

Fair Cape Dairies, a family run business renowned for supplying top quality dairy products has grown from a small-scale operation to a well-diversified farming business with a long-term vision for continued growth. Compressed air plays an essential role in producing superior quality dairy products which forms the basis of a long-term history and partnership with Rand-Air, market leaders in portable compressed air and power generation rental.

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Rand-Air continues to up their standards, embracing ISO upgrades

The International Standard organisation who are renowned for promoting the development of standardisation with the objective of facilitating international trade have announced that all  three standards namely ISO 14001, 18001 and 19001 will be upgraded by the end of 2016. With all major ISO standards being reviewed every five years and revised where necessary, it has become important to build these into the whole management system as the changes tie in with leadership requirements.

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Minimising downtime through maintenance

Equipment is a significant factor in construction, especially in the heavy segment of the construction industry. According to an article published by Day & Benjamin there is little doubt that increased efficiency of mechanized construction methods would reduce construction costs and raise productivity. However, many factors affect the productivity of construction equipment.

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Rand-Air – a step ahead in creating an African footprint

Rand-Air, market leaders in the rental of compressors and generators have been operating in African markets Angola and Botswana for a number of years. The company recognised the need to be closer to their customers and their needs. As the pace of development into Africa gains rapid momentum, Rand-Air has made tremendous strides in establishing a footprint in these two markets.

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Is there oil in an oil-free compressor?

Oil-free compressors are used for numerous applications in different industries ranging from offshore to food and beverage. But the question whether compressors have absolutely no oil in them is a much debated and controversial topic. General Manager, Louwrens Erasmus of Rand-Air, a market leader in portable compressed air rental speaks to us about Rand-Air’s products and how they differ from competitors. “It is quite simple really, our compressors do have oil in them, however, the compression process doesn’t and neither does the compressed air at the output,” he explains.

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Rand-Air embraces ISO upgrades

The International Standard organisation who are renowned for promoting the development of standardisation with the objective of facilitating international trade have announced that all three standards namely ISO 14001, 18001 and 19001 will be upgraded by the end of 2016. With all major ISO standards being reviewed every five years and revised where necessary, it has become important to build these into the whole management system as the changes tie in with leadership requirements.

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Trends in the mining sector from a supplier’s perspective

The mining industry in South Africa plays a significant role in the country’s economy but the ailing sector has seen some major changes and developments over recent years. Rand-Air, a leader in portable compressed air and power generation rentals have been servicing the mining industry for the past 40 years and have noticed that the sector has become increasingly safety, energy and cost conscious which is having a direct impact on all its ancillary suppliers.

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Rand-Air assigned to SAPREF’s successful bi-annual shutdow

SAPREF, co-owned by Shell SA and BP Southern Africa, is the largest crude oil refinery in South Africa producing 35% of South Africa’s refining capacity.  Located in Durban, the refinery recently had their bi-annual maintenance shutdown and assigned Rand-Air, the largest fleet of compressors and generators for hire in South Africa to supply equipment for the project.

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Rand-Air contributes to the success of Chevron’s recent shutdown

Chevron is a leading refiner and marketer of petroleum products in South Africa. The Network of Caltex® service stations, one of the country’s top five petroleum brands, are supplied through its subsidiary Chevron South Africa (Pty) Limited. Its refinery which is based in Cape Town does annual shutdowns. However, this year they did the largest one that the plant has ever had.  This required the supply of superior equipment and therefore Rand-Air, a market leader in portable compressed air and power generation rental was assigned to the task. 

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Ask questions before you lease equipment

Leasing equipment allows businesses to control expenses and conserve capital whilst ensuring that they are getting the latest, top quality machinery that is well maintained and safe. Equipment leasing is a strategic financial option to consider regardless of economic climate. It is far more appealing as it cuts out the set of variable costs such as investment price, interest rates, repair and maintenance, insurance and fuel. Before leasing equipment, it is imperative for businesses to ask the right questions.

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Rand-Air appoints Outdistance (Pty) LTD as their agency of choice in Botswana

Rand-Air, a market leader in the rental of compressors and generators is proud to announce that they have recently appointed Outdistance (Pty) LTD, the agency of choice in the mining, engineering, power and construction industries in Botswana. After almost 21 years in Botswana and operating under the Atlas Copco legal entity for the past seven, Rand-Air continues to solidify its brand presence in this market. Outdistance (Pty) LTD aims to provide the best products and services to meet customers’ expectations which is in line with Rand-Air’s company ethos of exceeding customer satisfaction and expectation.

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The benefits of having International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification

It has become hugely important for suppliers to the mining industry to comply with International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). Not only do international standards have economic, societal and technological benefits but they also balance technical specifications of products and services, making the industry more efficient by breaking down barriers to international trade. Rand-air, leaders in the rental of oil-free compressors and generators highlights that an ISO certification is especially significant in providing customers with assurance of Quality management.

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Rand-Air appoints Outdistance (Pty) LTD as their agency of choice in Botswana

Rand-Air, a market leader in the rental of compressors and generators is proud to announce that they have recently appointed Outdistance (Pty) LTD, the agency of choice in the mining, engineering, power and construction industries in Botswana. After almost 21 years in Botswana and operating under the Atlas Copco legal entity in recent years, Rand-Air continues to solidify its brand presence in this market. Outdistance (Pty) LTD aims to provide the best products and services to meet customers’ expectations which is in line with Rand-Air’s company ethos of exceeding customer satisfaction and expectation.

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The Importance of a Safety Risk Assessment

Forming an integral part of a good occupational health and safety plan, a safety risk assessment is significant in ensuring that employers take necessary preventative measures for the safety and health of their workers. Employers in each workplace, especially in the manufacturing, mining and construction industry where there is high potential for injury have a duty to protect their workers in every aspect related to their work.

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Managing a Fleet

Effective fleet management is essential for companies that lease out machinery and equipment to the industrial, mining and construction sectors. Forming the heart of their business, the renting out of this equipment is important for business continuity and that is why it is so important that these valuable assets are adequately managed.

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Renting Versus Buying Equipment

The dilemma of buying versus renting machinery is a question that often arises amongst mining and construction companies, as working to meet tight deadlines means that project managers are constantly seeking ways to increase productivity. The decision to rent or buy normally comes down to the company’s financial requirements, however there may be many other considerations that should be assessed before making this decision.

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Oil-free Compressors in the Petrochemical and Chemical Sector

The petrochemical and chemical industry in South Africa is of substantial economic significance to the country, and therefore it is important that petrochemical companies ensure proactive maintenance and the use of good quality equipment for sustainability and productivity. One of the keys to a successful refinery operation lies in the outsourcing of equipment from a company that has a thorough understanding of the distinct needs of the petrochemical and refinery industries.

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Energy efficiency underscores Rand-Air’s customer offerings

Ensuring the sustainability of the planet begins with immediate and urgent steps by business and industry to increase environmental awareness. Rand-Air, part of the Atlas Copco Group, has been involved in a number of initiatives that allow the company not only to reduce its own carbon footprint, but also to provide its customers with the tools to apply energy-efficient technology. “Our Industrial Rental Programme (IPR) allows factories and general industry to outsource the responsibility for the supply of air and power to Rand-Air.

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Rand-Air poised for successful expansion into East African oil and gas market

As the upstream oil and gas industry in East Africa continues to burgeon and develop, a large number of multi-nationals are increasing their activity in the area. Rand-Air, operating in East Africa as Atlas Copco Rental East Africa, has positioned itself to be a first choice for such companies in the rental of compressed air, power and other industrial equipment.

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Rand-Air – Ready to go in East Africa

Africa has always been an alluring expansion area for companies which are looking to develop the continent’s vast mineral wealth and resources. New discoveries of oil and natural gas off the coast of East Africa have once again enticed companies to reignite their pan-African expansion plans.

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IPR, combatting recession

The ability to concentrate on core business functions and eliminate unnecessary overheads is a leading factor in future sustainability. Rand-Air's Industrial Plant Rental (IPR) Programme offers an alternative to tying up business funds in capital equipment. Rand Air's industrial plant rental (IPR) programme was introduced by Rand-Air nine years ago with nine compressors. "The concept has proven so popular that today we have over 150 machines out on permanent, long-term rental," says Byrone Thorne, marketing manager for Rand-Air.

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Gender Diversity at Rand-Air: Women in the Rental Industry

Insights from Sales Manager Kim Coetzee

The concept of gender diversity is not a new one at Rand-Air. However within Atlas Copco, Rand-Air’s global parent company, it has more recently become an area of focus. Within Rand-Air diversity had in fact been practised for many years before it became more commonplace, due to prevailing social, economic and political developments taking place internationally and locally.

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Rand-Air’s Electrifying Performance: excellent compressors and service levels contribut to the success of long-term maintenance project

When a large South African power generation organisation began the long-term maintenance project during 2011/12 at one of its facilities, the need for additional compressors led the company to Rand-Air. 

“This organisation owns a number of compressors, but they required extra compressed air capacity to operate their instrumentation and tools for the scheduled maintenance,” says Louwrens Erasmus, General Manager of Rand-Air.

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Smooth sailing: Rand-Air’s compressors and generators service a large portion of KwaZulu-Natal’s marine and industrial sectors

Customer demand has driven the expansion of Rand-Air’s operations in KwaZulu-Natal over the past ten years. Although the company has had a presence in the province since the early 1980’s, the past decade has seen an unprecedented growth in the need for high-quality reliable compressors and generators.

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Rand-Air to the rescue on smelter

Downtime is simply not an option for a global producer and supplier of natural resources. When the company needed to undertake maintenance on its reservoir, management faced the challenge of temporarily replacing the compressed air capabilities on its smelter. “The customer determined that half of their compressors would be seconded to the reservoir maintenance project. Obviously, the smelter needs to run at full capacity, so an alternative compressed air supply was urgently needed,” says Louwrens Erasmus, General Manager of Rand-Air. 

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Greater power and capacity - Twin Air compressor delivers highest volume of compressed air per square metre for the oil and gas industry

The demand for offshore oil and gas resources has resulted in the need to drill to greater depths. Ever deeper wells result in the need for higher capacity compressors. The challenge  has been industry’s assumption that greater capacity means greater size. Atlas Copco’s TwinAir compressor successfully captures the required capacity, together with a smaller footprint, for a bespoke offshore 12—or-25- bar workhorse.

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Waco IT system stays connected thanks to Rand-Air generator and service

In a world driven by ‘always on, always connected’ technology, ensuring that IT systems remain online is a top priority. Consistent and constant power supply is critical to the ability of any business operation to remain competitive and sustainable. When grid-supplied power is absent, businesses need to source an alternative, temporary source of reliable energy.

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    Good sevice. Friendliness, feedback and follow-up



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    Fast with quotations and delivery on time



    JAN VAN DER MERWE

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    Your service are very good. Your Equipment are always in good working condition.



    SAKKIE V/D MERWE

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    The staff was very helpfull in getting the job done and in a very kind way the paperwork afterwards. That means TRUST.

    IAN KLEYN

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    the excellent service received.



    NERESH THOOLSIRAM

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    Service was good and staff were willing and eager to assist
    ANDRE TONSING0
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    Service delivery and feed back out standing service



    THEO BOONZAAIER

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    "Quality of machines is good, very little down time Service is fantastic, always there to assist"
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    Professionalism and reliability



    GLENN KASNER

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    Not once have I been turned away, Rand-Air will provide the equipment you require. The administrator is always joyful.
    YOLAND ROUX
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    its always a pleasure to deal with Rand air



    JACO HAMILTON

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    I received what I requested



    HARRY BUTLER

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    I allways received the best service and help - thank you



    JAN BEUKES

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    UGAN POOBALAN

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    Friendly and very efficient!



    JEANNE ROUX

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    Friendly and quick service from the start especially from Yolandi to the guy who changed our vehicle's fitting and replaced it with one of yours to be able to pull the machine ouselves.


    VINCENT…

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    STEVE HARRIES

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    Excellent service by Denise



    RICHARD STONE

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    Excellent service and no product failure.



    JESSICA OOSTHUISEN

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    because they are normally worked with Henry Moyo



    LOUISE KLOPPER

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    because rand air met all my expectations.



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    Always willing to help and assist. Equipment in an prefect condition. Employees also very helpful and frendly
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