TRAINING: John Deere Invests R8.5 Million in Training Artisans
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Mandisa Nyathikazi, a director of IFTA, said the three year contract is seen as Â“highly strategicÂ” for John Deere as the company Â“continues to drive for customer service excellence and for the careful growth of its dealership channelÂ”.
John Deere Looks to Expand its African Footprint
Carel Theron, marketing manager at John Deere, said the company hopes to train 50-60 artisans every year, although he did say this is Â“quite a tall orderÂ”. He said the company is expanding its presence in Africa, adding that dealerships in South Africa and Africa Â“urgently needÂ” skilled staff.
Â“Unfortunately there is a lot of poaching of skills as this is a very competitive environment Â– but this should not deter companies from investing in training. It is critical for the continued health of the overall South African economy - and we will certainly not be deterred.Â”
John Deere to Bring in Top Warehousing Technology into SA
John Deere recently announced that it will invest R150 million in developing a new state of the art parts warehouse close to Oliver Tambo airport. This warehouse will boast the very best warehousing technology, parts logistics and availability - thereby making it comparable to similar facilities in the USA and Europe. In terms of capacity it will have more than three times the capacity of the existing warehouse in Rosslyn. This investment is in line with the companyÂ’s continuous focus to give customers a Â“unique ownership experienceÂ”, said Theron.
The warehouse will support dealers across Sub Sahara Africa. Theron added that John Deere always recognised the importance of not only having parts available in the market where customers operate , but also ensuring dealers have the capability to effectively support customers to ensure maximum uptime is achieved with their equipment.
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