Having bowed down to economic pressures and stiffer competition in the past few years, the Zimbabwe sole distributor of Caterpillar equipment finally reorganised and announced its return on the market last year.

The local representative of Caterpillar and Hyster, ‘world-leading’ manufacturers of earth moving equipment and forklift products Barzem Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, as it is named now, was established over 60 years ago as the local Caterpillar Dealer. The company is a joint venture business, 51% owned by Zimplow Holdings Limited and 49% by Barloworld Equipment UK Ltd. Barzem has a dealer representative agreement for Caterpillar and Hyster with Barloworld Equipment, who in turn represent Caterpillar. Caterpillar is the USA based manufacturer of heavy earth moving equipment, and Hyster the USA manufacturer of forklift products.

Barzem is a major supplier of equipment to most strategic sectors and segments of Zimbabwe’s economy. Products made by Caterpillar are used mostly in mining operations where we supply bulldozers, wheel loaders, motor graders, excavators, dump trucks, compactors, backhoe loaders and electric power generators amongst a varied list of products

Barzem is the leader in providing the best value in machines, engines and support services for customers dedicated to building Zimbabwe’s infrastructure and developing and transporting its resources. They provide the best value to customers. Not only in Zimbabwe but they have a footprint beyond borders

Caterpillar is a Fortune 100 Company. It is the leading manufacturer of mining and construction equipment, diesel engines, generators and turbines. It has a long, illustrious history of innovation. Benjamin Holt, a man of ideas, solved the problem of unreliable mechanical harvesters requiring long periods out of service when he came up with the idea of using link belts, which could be repaired on the field. 1886 saw Holt’s company sell its first link-bolt combined harvester.

At this time, steam tractors were fast overtaking mule-pulled wagons. Benjamin Holt came up with a number of patented products around this time. The most notable of these was the first commercially successful crawler, which used wing tracks bolted to chains, rather than wheels. In 1904, when the machine was unveiled, it was named “the caterpillar”. It was to revolutionize the agricultural industry. It is this rich history that Barzem has been bringing into Zimbabwe for close to a century.

Those serious about engineering, manufacturing, distribution, industry and related fields, know that caterpillar is the go-to brand. It is a brand to rely on.

Barzem provides work environments, products, services and solutions that make productive and efficient use of resources. They apply innovation and technology to improve sustainability performance.

In an interview with a local press, Zimbabwe Independent, the products, services and operations manager, Henry Madovi said: “Out of stock and lethargic service is now a thing of the past as every employee strives to make sure that our brand is now dedicated to improving the quality of life while sustaining the quality of our earth.”


Caterpillar has been the world leader in Track-Type Tractors for more than a century. One of its products is the legendary D7R dozer that combines Cat product durability and reliability with proven technology designed to reduce emissions while improving your productivity and your bottom line. From rugged structures to fully integrated engine and powertrain systems, the D7R is a world-class tractor built to help you produce the highest quality work in a variety of applications.

The K Series Motor Grader is the machine you can count on when you need to get work done. Cat motor graders help you make the most of your investment by delivering maximum productivity and durability. The Cat C7 engine, direct-drive power shift transmission and load sensing hydraulics work together to ensure the power and precision you need to work in demanding conditions. And Cat motor graders are backed by our world-class Cat dealer network to keep you up and running.

The 730C articulated truck features a large two-person cab, offering comfortable working space for both the operator and passenger with large storage compartments. The 725C, 730C EJ, 735B, 740B and 740B EJ articulated trucks use the same spacious cab design. The three-point front suspension with its oscillating axle and low-pressure ride struts, combined with the center-mounted cab, offer unrivalled levels of ride comfort for the operator in all driving conditions.

The new Cat 950 GC Wheel Loader is designed specifically to handle all the jobs on your worksite from material handling and truck loading, to general construction, to stockpiling. This machine is purpose-built to be just the right machine to get your everyday jobs done. Great machine performance combined with low owning and operating costs make the 950 GC the right choice for your business.

For over 35 years, from the A Series to the new F2 Series Caterpillar has produced Backhoe Loaders that are designed with the operator in mind, providing reliability, power and a quality operator environment. The Cat 426F2 Backhoe Loader continues this tradition, providing a machine to help you grow your business at a profit.

The Cat 330 GC Excavator offers you the ideal balance of dependable performance, operator features, and reduced costs. The Cat 330 GC is a smart choice for operations where high reliability and low-cost-per-hour performance are priorities.

No one has earthmoving solutions for today’s challenges like Barzem.///END

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