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Young transport company growing quickly

Zingaro Transport is a transport company that was established comparatively recently, but has still been able to grow impressively in these tough trading times.

Founded by Pieter Buys at the tender age of 19 with a fleet of two trucks it grew quickly and added four more trucks before the founder's mother, Elsie MacMaster, joined him in 2006 and formed Zingaro Trade 85. Since then the two of them have grown the fleet to 30 vehicles, including some earth-moving equipment.

The most recent additions have been 11 Hino 700 Series truck tractors, which were supplied by Hino Shelly Beach, a company in the Halfway Toyota Group. They will operate out of Pretoria and Middelburg, hauling mainly coal, and will use seven twin-bin side tippers and four sloper tipper trailers.

Zingaro Transport is located 20km south of Pretoria with convenient access to all the major routes. It specialises in moving and loading bulk aggregates for the manufacturing and mining industries.

Director Elsie MacMaster says a major component of the company's rapidly growing business is that it is continuously cementing key relationships with both clients and suppliers, with the emphasis on top quality service. She added that Zingaro supports the social transformation in South Africa and is a contributor to the process as it realises the value of the company lies in the efforts of a dedicated group of employees.

The switch to Hino from a competitive Japanese manufacturer is part of its relationship building as it is convinced that Hino SA and its extensive dealer network as well as the proven reliability of Hino trucks will add to Zingaro Transport's ability to sustain its high service levels.

"We are particularly impressed with the on-site servicing that can be provided with a mobile service workshop operated by Hino Honeydew, which is another company in the Halfway Toyota Group," added Mrs MacMaster.