This month, as part of our series profiling various manufacturers, suppliers and services that cater specifically to the film and television industry in Gauteng, In Focus spoke to Generator and Plant Hire SA, specialists in generator hire, sales and rentals.

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L-R James and Michael Muller GPH rentals
Having been in business in South Africa for the past 27 years, GPH have one of the largest fleets of hire Gensets in South Africa and are able to offer countrywide 24/7 service with branches in Gauteng as well as the Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal.

�We are able to offer a comprehensive fleet of modern, fuel-efficient, portable silenced and weatherproof generators throughout Southern Africa,� says GPH�s Michael Muller.

�We can provide you with a generator hire cost, which can include the generator hire, purchase or rent-to-own as well as the cost of installation and a full service and maintenance contract.

The generators are made in France by SDMO, who manufacture diesel, electric, gas and mobile generator sets. GPH is a �presence� partner to the French company.

�One of our unique offerings is our rent-to-own option,� continues Muller. �With this package, you are able to take the sting out of the tail of capital expenditure by spreading the financial outlay over an extended period (usually three to five years) thereby generating a low fixed monthly rental. The contract includes a full maintenance agreement.

�We aim to provide customers with complete peace of mind and confidence that whatever your requirement the equipment you have hired is receiving the best care possible. We offer service and maintenance contracts for all our generators, whether it be scheduled, preventative or emergency service,� he explains.

The maintenance contracts can include:

  • Single and multi visit maintenance
  • Site repairs and overhauls
  • Out of hours working
  • Country wide seven days a week cover
  • Factory trained experienced engineers
  • Installation and commissioning.
  • Full technical back-up and after sales service

The range of generators available is vast, and ranges from 6kVa to 3300 kVa. LPG generators are also available as required.

GPH recently showcased their complete range of generators at the Mediatech Africa Expo and were encouraged by the response from the film and television industry. �We want to target the film production and eventing businesses,� he adds.

�Our generators are silent, run on either diesel or LPG and are extremely reliable. We were extremely busy with enquiries on the stand and anticipate business as a result in the main from broadcasters and production companies,� concludes Muller.