Tseke Registry manages an online verification service platform to verify ownership/status of construction equipment; the target market for the system is the rental market for construction equipment and related industry.
We verify ownership and status of the equipment to check if it is not reported stolen or if there is any other adverse report on the equipment like having previously been involved in an accident or written off. Generally in the construction and related industries, various heavy duty equipment are been used by contractors, we are of the view that not many contractors own these equipment and machinery.
Theft is the biggest problem for the construction equipment industry. It increases the costs in terms of insurance and security, both physical and electronic.
The machines are poorly identified in that in most cases they are operated without the registration plates displayed on them. Owners generally choose not to attach registration plates. The machines all have a yellow colour, hence they are referred to in the construction industry as ‘yellow machinery.’
The machines are always transported by road to different construction sites, therefore chances of them been stopped by law enforcement agencies for inspection are almost non-existent. It is for this reason that we have come up with the system that will enable us to check the integrity of the machines at the place of destination.
Plant rental companies sometimes do cross-hire machinery and equipment. Our system will ensure that proper checks are done before any equipment is cross hired from another supplier. You will not want to put your reputation at stake by unknowingly supplying your customers with stolen equipment, because once this is discovered, it could spoil the relationship that has been built over many years. It will eliminate unscrupulous rental companies that are taking away business from legitimate companies and will therefore protect the market.