We have extensive experience in most every type of long lasting equipment used in industrial production and commerce. Our favorite transactions often involve equipment types that we have never been exposed to before; in fact it is these less common types that allow us to distinguish ourselves while other conventional lessors are struggling to get comfortable. We would love to hear the specifics of most any transaction in the industrial equipment space, from individual items to entire plant facilities.
One significant area of activity for Panthera Industrial is partnering with capital equipment manufacturers and distributors to offer leasing and rental programs to their customers. There are innumerable benefits to such a partnership. Without tying up their own capital, manufacturers and distributors can broaden their portfolio of services to customers and capture additional revenues. Panthera deploys capital and expertise in “silent partnership” with manufacturers and distributors, so customer relationships remain exclusively theirs. The expertise of the manufacturer or distributor helps guide the investment process and ensures a satisfactory outcome for all. These are truly win-win arrangements, particularly during this economic cycle where equipment users often cannot command the credit they want and deserve to reinvest in our expand their business.
Beginning in 2013 we have formed a new division to serve the mining and rock crushing industries. We have a growing portfolio of crushers, stackers, conveyors, impactors, rip rap plants and related equipment on lease in the West. Our partnerships began with users of equipment that sought out better terms than the 5% per month rents typically required by vendors and distributors. Quickly we found that vendors and distributors also sought an alternative to carrying paper on their own balance sheets, and they seem to all agree that there are plenty of customers who want to preserve cash flow and lease equipment on better, longer terms.