Cummins is here to stay!
In a tangible sign of its commitment to the South African market, Cummins Southern Africa has invested in spectacular new premises for its distribution business in southern Africa. Located in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct in Midrand, the building is currently under construction and will open in October 2018.
The ground-breaking ceremony, which was attended by about 100 dignitaries, took place on October 26. Thierry Pimi, MD of Cummins Southern Africa, addressed the guests and was clearly thrilled to be there.
“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,” he said.
The new offices are in line with the company’s goal to “strategically consolidate and solidify its various business premises in support of its position as Africa’s preferred energy and power provider”.
The new premises, developed in line with Waterfall’s sustainability approach, will include the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Operations, the Master Rebuild Centre, the current Cummins Longmeadow branch and the Technical Training Centre; and will boast spacious premises of approximately 15 355 m2. The various operations will occupy the building in stages until full occupancy is achieved in early 2019.
Office space will be designed to accommodate different preferred work styles of employees, aligned to the Cummins Smart Office Standards, while ensuring individuals and teams enjoy access to space and tools to ensure maximum productivity.
The Waterfall Logistics Precinct was selected thanks to its central location in relation to Pretoria, Johannesburg and Sandton, as well as its proximity to major highways, transport nodes and the Gautrain Station.
The premises will be in close proximity to the Cummins Africa Middle East Johannesburg regional office, which recently relocated to the Allandale Building, Waterfall City.
“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. The journey starts today and we are ready,” concluded Pimi.
Cummins Southern Africa is headquartered in Johannesburg, with wholly owned branches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The company also enjoys a wide range of dealer networks in support of its widespread Southern Africa footprint.