Franchise Focus – TALISMAN Hire Blairgowrie

11 October 2016

After spending 11 years with Hilti, Kevin de Kock opened TALISMAN Hire’s 23rd franchise in April 2004. Tommy Rothman joined Kevin in March 2013, after 23 years in international finance, internal auditing and risk management. What makes our franchise unique is that it is located in close proximity to the SABC and MultiChoice. As a result, it has a number of customers from the film industry with unique equipment needs. Some of the most popular equipment and machines in our store include silent generators and DG150 surface grinders.

How and when did you become a TALISMAN?
After spending 11 years with Hilti, Kevin de Kock opened TALISMAN Hire’s 23rd franchise in April 2004. Tommy Rothmann joined Kevin in March 2013, after 23 years in international finance, internal auditing and risk management.

What makes your franchise unique?

It is located in close proximity to the SABC and MultiChoice. As a result it has a number of customers from the film industry with unique equipment needs.

Tell us something interesting about your franchise.

TALISMAN Hire Blairgowrie is centrally located in one of the oldest parts of Johannesburg, which up to a few years ago was nothing more than a cosy, tree-lined neighbourhood. These days TALISMAN Hire Blairgowrie is one of thousands of bustling businesses in what is now a vibrant business area, centrally located in Johannesburg.

Who to speak to:

Quentin Marais – Store Manager

Which industry or area is typical to Blairgowrie?

Mining, Industrial area and Commercial developments.

Which equipment is the most popular in your store?
Mostly compaction, breaking, renovations and interior finishing.

Name 2-3 types of equipment unique to your franchise:
Silent generators and DG150 surface grinders.

What is happening in your area? Any new developments?

High development zones such as Sandton and Johannesburg Inner City project.

Where to find TALISMAN Hire Blairgowrie:
82 Barkston Drive, c/o Conrad Drive, Blairgowrie or find out more here:
TALISMAN Hire Blairgowrie

Contact details:

Tel: 011 782 4473

Email: blairgowrie@talisman.co.za

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