AMCOTTS TRADING Trucks And Tyres For The Construction, Mining And Agricultural Industries

AMCOTTS TRADING WAS FOUNDED IN 2004 BY MARC AND LEIGH ROSSITER DISTRIBUTING HIGH END TYRE BRANDS FOR HEAVY DUTY EARTH MOVING AND AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT, MINING MACHINERY, TRUCKS AND PASSENGER VEHICLES. AMCOTTS HAS QUICKLY GROWN TO BECOME THE LEADING DISTRIBUTORS OF TYRES AND TRUCKS IN ZIMBABWE WITH BRANCHES IN HARARE AT 30 ANTHONY AVENUE IN MSASA AND AT 118 SIMON MAZARODZE ROAD IN SOUTHERTON. THEY ALSO AIM TO HAVE A PRESENCE IN ZAMBIA, MALAWI AND MOZAMBIQUE MAKING THEM LEADERS NOT JUST IN ZIMBABWE BUT IN THE REGION.

The XCMG brand includes equipment for the construction and mining industries including earth-moving machinery like graders, excavators and front-end loaders, mining machinery, hoisting machinery, cement mixers, and equipment for road construction. While Amcotts has a good supply of stock at their Msasa branch they also have extensive catalogues that prospective customers can order from. Amcotts deals directly with the manufacturers so there are no middlemen involved. In this way they keep prices down and ensure quicker delivery times. Amcotts in Msasa are currently in the process of expanding to include the next-door property, formerly BenBar, which will become a bonded warehouse and provide extra storage space for new vehicles. Renovations to the next-door property are scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. After diversifying in 2017 Amcotts initially started selling used American brand trucks and are now specialist distributors for leading Chinese truck brands Shacman and XCMG (Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group). To date they’ve sold around 500 units of trucks and equipment.

The Shacman brand includes cargo trucks, dump trucks, tipper trucks and tractor trucks, cement mixer trucks, and crane trucks. All Shacman trucks come with a two year warranty. Amcotts also provides a full after-sales service. They stock a full range of genuine spare parts mostly with a 12 to 18 month warranty, and they have a full workshop of experienced and well-trained staff for maintenance and repairs. They also provide driver/operator training and they can advise customers on the best equipment – at the best prices – for their specific requirements. Having started out in the business of selling specialized tyres this still remains one of the main focuses of their business. The Simon Mazarodze Road branch is their main tyre distribution outlet in Harare.

Their tyre brands include the well-known Bridgestone and Firestone brands, as well as Nexen, Sailun, Maxam, Wideway, and Constancy. In addition, Amcotts has sold the Hanksugi brand of tyres for over a decade to major transport companies across the Southern Africa region. On a CPK (cost per kilometre) basis Hanksugi is second to none. Amcotts can deliver tyres in Harare and across the country and their well-trained are happy to provide recommendations for clients. Amcotts also provides a unique tyre monitoring service for all customers whether big or small. This is particularly useful for transport fleet operators who can receive detailed reports regarding mileage, wear and tear, inflation, correct pressures and alignment to ensure they get the best performance from their tyres. As with their trucks, Amcotts sources tyres directly from the factory, keeping the end costs as low as possible.

Amcotts currently supplies tyres for most of the construction and mining companies in Zimbabwe as well as over 300 farmers countrywide. All tyres are supplied with a full manufacturer’s warranty. Amcotts Trading’s sister company is RossiTyres which has fitment centres in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare. Their services include tyres, puncture repair, wheel balancing and 3D alignment, brakes and suspension, and batteries. RossiTyres is one of leading chains of fitment centres with the best quality tyres and services at the most competitive prices.

To contact Amcotts in Harare:

0772471299

Visit: 30 Anthony Avenue, Msasa or 118

Simon Mazarodze Road, Southerton

brett@amcotts.com

Rossi Tyre Branches:

Pomona

Avondale

Southerton

Msasa (Due to open Dec 2021)

Borrowdale (Due to open 2022)


text by Michael Nott

photos by Structure and Design


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