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Barloworld Equipment is the official dealer for the Cat® mining, construction and industrial machine range in eleven southern African countries, in addition to Spain, Portugal, Siberia and the Russian Far East.

Countries represented in southern Africa are South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga Province (in joint venture with Tractafric Equipment, a Cat dealer based in France).

In addition to new and Cat Certified Used equipment offerings, the Barloworld Equipment Cat Rental Store provides innovative off balance sheet facilities. This enables customers to rent Cat machines for periods ranging up to two years, with end-of-contract purchase options available.

In-field support is provided by a comprehensive suite of after-sales solutions. These are accessed via centralised and regional technical service centres across all territories. In turn, warehousing hubs and inventory held at Barloworld Equipment branches and depots supply a full range of genuine Cat parts.

The Boksburg campus in Johannesburg houses the Barloworld Remanufacturing and Barloworld Condition Monitoring Centres, the latter incorporating a Cat SOS Services oil, fuel and wear analysis laboratory – one of only five such Caterpillar lab facilities worldwide. The Barloworld Remanufacturing Centre is the main southern African hub for ‘as new’ Cat component rebuilds (power train, engines and hydraulics). These components are supplied to mining and civil engineering customers on a parts exchange basis via an adjoining warehouse.

An ongoing investment in artisan training, as well as specialist engineering career development ensures that the skills are on hand to deliver expert solutions in all areas. Barloworld Equipment’s Technical Training Centre in Isando, Johannesburg, trains and certifies Cat earthmoving mechanics to South African National Qualifications (NQF) Level 3 standard and fully complies with Caterpillar standards .

In 2015 Barloworld Equipment celebrates 88 years as a Caterpillar dealer.

Barloworld Power offers customers power systems solutions, including the sale of new engines supported by a comprehensive after sales network, in the marine, electric power generation and rail markets in all Barloworld Equipment’s dealership territories.

Our solutions and support include not only the Cat branded product, but also MaK marine engines and Perkins (both wholly owned subsidiaries of Caterpillar). With the increasing opportunities and demand for gas fuelled solutions, Barloworld Power and Caterpillar are able to provide engine solutions tailored to any gas application. 

Our Customised Solution Centres in Madrid, Spain, and Johannesburg, South Africa, manufacture solutions packages using Cat engines and components as well as control systems and panels.

A complete range of Cat generators, dewatering pumps  and lighting masts is available for rent and our rental business is particularly active in the industrial, mining and petrochemical industries, providing temporary power for plant shutdowns and construction projects.

Peter Bulterman
Chief executive officer:
Equipment southern
Africa, Iberia and Russia
Barloworld: Dominic Sewela
Dominic Sewela
Chief executive officer:
Equipment southern Africa
Barloworld: Peter John Blackbeard
Peter John Blackbeard
Chief executive officer:
Power Systems southern Africa, Iberia, Russia and Handling
Barloworld: Viktor Salzmann
Viktor Salzmann
Chief executive officer:
Equipment Iberia and COO Power Systems southern Africa, Iberia and Russia

Barloworld Equipment operates in the following countries

South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, in JV in the Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of Congo 

Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Cape Verde 
Siberia, Russian Far East 
United Kingdom:  London  
China:  Beijing  
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