New AVANT Distributor In East London And Port Elizabeth


Universal Equipment – New AVANT Distributor

Universal Equipment is the latest addition to the AVANT distributor network in South Africa, providing the AVANT machines to companies and clients within the Port Elizabeth and East London areas.

The company is one of the oldest privately-owned sub-distributors of capital equipment in the Eastern Cape Province, having operated in the area for over 20 years. They are an associated company of Ukuvula Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd, which is a Port Elizabeth-based holding company with interests in construction, industrial, medical, automotive and several listed companies.

The established company has now added an association to AVANT as their latest milestone, with the Mini Loaders and Mini Diggers specialists trusting Universal Equipment to be a distributor in the two coastal cities. With a head office in Port Elizabeth and a branch in East London, they operate from Mossel Bay in the west to Port Shepstone in the east.

Their major customers include government departments such as Public Works and Water Affairs, as well as parastatals which include Transwerk, Spoornet, Portnet and Eskom. Some of the largest manufacturing businesses in the Eastern Cape, from diverse sectors like automotive, agricultural, hospitals and general service industries, make use of Universal Equipment’s services.

AVANT are the original designers and manufacturers of the first compact articulated loaders of its design in the world, based out of Finland. The first AVANT machines were built in 1991, and through the years the company has built a reputation that is unmatched in the world market.

AVANT equipment is exported to more than 40 countries worldwide, including South Africa, with dedicated distributors and dealer networks servicing the brand to the highest levels of excellence. Universal Equipment joins this network of dedicated distributors for the South African market, working to serve customers in Port Elizabeth, East London and surrounding areas.

AVANT machines coupled with the more than 100 attachments available are used in a number of important industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, landscaping, earthmoving and road maintenance.