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Cummins breaks ground to build state-of-the-art premises

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce the relocation of their Southern Africa Distribution Business to Waterfall Logistics Precinct – Gauteng’s new innovative work, live and play destination in Waterfall. The new premises will form part of the Waterfall connected hub which offers a fully integrated lifestyle that embraces the ultimate work-life balance. Waterfall Logistics Precinct is fast shaping up to become a new CBD, linking Sandton to Waterfall.

Cummins is looking to strategically consolidate and solidify its various business premises in support of its position as Africa’s preferred energy and power provider. In pursuit of excellent customer service and to reinforce the Cummins Africa Middle East vision to get closer to customers and improve efficiencies in a collaborative manner, the company is building new premises in the highly acclaimed business area.

“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, MD of Cummins Southern Africa.

 

The new premises, developed in line with Waterfall’s sustainability approach and principles, 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 long-awaited state-of-the-art 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.



Office space will be designed to accommodate different preferred work styles of employees, aligned to the Cummins Smart Office Standards, whilst ensuring individuals and teams enjoy access to space and tools to ensure maximum productivity. The workshop and warehouse facilities’ layouts will accommodate the flexibility required to adjust to market trends and future growth. The equipment in the workshop will be best in class to ensure professional deliverables.

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.

“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.  We welcome Cummins and are thrilled they chose to find a home with us,” said Pete Mackenzie, Head of Development at Attacq.

Waterfall Logistics Precinct’s central location in relation to Pretoria, Johannesburg and Sandton, as well as its proximity to major highways, transport nodes, and the Gautrain Station, makes it an ideal location for businesses looking for safe working premises and an appealing working environment.

“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,” enthuses 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.

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