Pfeifer Heavy Machinery has been active in the trade of new and used construction machinery in the Netherlands and abroad for over 20 years. For the past 5 years, Pfeifer Rentals has focused on the national and international rental of large and small construction equipment. The growth experienced by Pfeifer is due to its vigorous entrepreneurship, a tight ambitious team, a customer-oriented attitude and support from a financial partner such as DLL.
What started off as a jump into the deep-end, with a challenging issue to finance rental operations, has resulted in a tight partnership. Gerrit Pfeifer and Ralph Koehorst, who jointly occupy the helm at Pfeifer, therefore welcomed us with open arms at their company in Groenlo in the Netherlands.
How would you describe Pfeifer as a company?
Pfeifer Heavy Machinery started off as a trading company in 1999 and quickly expanded its activities internationally. Pfeifer has a diverse trade inventory that consists of approximately 500-600 machines, most of which are used or only recently used. Gerrit Pfeifer: ‘The customer’s requirement is our key focus and together we figure out how best to meet it. Service and advice have become an important part of our business operations over the years.’
Pfeifer Rentals offers short and long term rental solutions for heavy equipment, such as cranes, as well as regular rental of smaller equipment, including full-service arrangements.
‘Our customers increasingly inquired about the possibility of renting equipment, we therefore started making preparations for renting machinery. When we were ready for this as a company, we took the plunge and started our rental operation, says Ralph Koehorst.
Heddi at DLL adds: ‘I view Pfeifer as a company where customer-centered entrepreneurship is the key focus. They have a professional team, there is a hands-on mentality and they put words into action.’