Just as Hino Trucks has been helping farmers in the Vanwyksvlei region of the Northern Cape by transporting fodder, so too has Engen stepped up to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the Free State that suffered damaging fire outbreaks in October.
As a company that cares, Engen has joined hands with longstanding customer THT, NGOs, AfriForum and NPO Beginet to ensure that farming communities most severely impacted receive much needed aid and essentials such as food, toiletries, medication and clothing. Engen also donated diesel to the value of R20 000 to assist with the transportation of these essentials.
Drikus Kotze, Engen General Manager: Commercial, says Engen is proud to play a part in an initiative that helps alleviate the adversity of thousands of farmers and farm workers given the company’s close ties to the agricultural sector. “Farmers in these areas are set to receive some relief aimed at ensuring that farms in the areas can remain in production,” says Kotze.
“As the leading supplier of fuels and lubricants to the agricultural sector we have witnessed first-hand the impact that the fires and the on-going drought have had on our farmers, farm workers and farming communities which is why we have partnered with THT to assist the sector,” adds Kotze.
Engen supplies a range of high-performance fuels and lubricants to farmers specifically suited to harsh African conditions.
FleetWatch lifts its hat to Engen for this magnificent gesture of support to the farmers who are facing so many hardships.