Perkins Engines Company Limited has appointed Seco Power as an authorised Perkins distributor for 21 countries in West and Central Africa. With regional headquarters in Mauritius, Seco Power, part of the Secodi group, will provide sales, parts and service support to Perkins customers. In addition, regional offices in the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Camerroon are also previewed for completion.
Seco Power has already named Bruno Chappuis as Regional Manager for the African market with responsibilities for the following countries: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Niger, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Benin, Togo, Morocco, Gabon, Liberia, Republic of Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Burundi, Central African Republic.
Yannick Billy, CEO of Secodi commented: “This is a natural growth path for Secodi as we have been supporting our French and Turkish customers acting in Africa for a few years now. Since the creation of Secodi, product support and a local presence have been our main drivers to meet customers’ needs and expectations.”
The Italian truck mounted and spider lift manufacturer Multitel Pagliero held its European dealer meeting this week in Saluzzo, Italy. All the dealers attended this meeting where the company shared the record results in terms of production volumes, order intake and sales results since its foundation in 1911. All the brand’s new models were introduced and tested by the dealers who were then able to visit the production plant.
The Italian manufacturer Raimondi Cranes has chosen the Cypriot equipment importer conAgro to be its official dealer on the island. With the headquarters in Nicosia and a secondary office in Limassol, conAgro represents several worldwide names in construction, manufacturing, concrete, heavy machinery, and agriculture.
This appointment, effective immediately, is launched in tandem with conAgro’s sale of three Raimondi MRT111 topless tower cranes.
Manitowoc Cranes has celebrated 50 years of collaboration with Israeli dealer Levinson Brothers Engineers. Established in 1930, Levinson has imported and sold Grove all-terrain cranes as well as provided aftersales support to Grove customers across Israel since 1968. To make the occasion, Manitowoc gifted Levinson with a golden Grove crane model and a trophy at the dealer’s headquarters in Holon, Israel.
Photo: Klaus Kröppel (Vice President Sales Mobile Cranes Europe & Africa at Manitowoc Cranes), Seffi Levinson (Levinson), Elisio Rangel (Regional Sales Manager Ibérica, Israel & Angola at Manitowoc Cranes), Kobi Mesika (Levinson) and Doron Levinson (Levinson)
South Africa’s ZLT Tower Cranes Pty Ltd, founded by Roy Cook and Mark Bates, has been named Raimondi Cranes official representative for 8 African countries. ZLT Cranes will be Raimondi’s exclusive distributor for South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, as well as the Republic of Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They will propose manufacturer’s luffing and topless cranes as well as its crane accessories.
“We expect that the Raimondi MRT159 in eight and 10 tonne options will be the star of the show across our territories. A combination of factors including the competitive pricing strategy and the varied tower and jib configurations make this machine extremely suitable for many of the region’s biggest operations and jobsites, “said Rob Cook , Director of ZLT Tower Cranes.
Manitowoc Cranes has recently named Nyìrség Nehézgép 93’Bt. as its Grove crane distributor in Hungary to develop and strengthen its presence in the country. Founded in 1993, the Hungarian company based in Nyìregyhàza will provide a number of services including sales of new and used Grove cranes. Thorsten Bolender, Area Sales Manager at Manitowoc Cranes said: “I am confident that we will have a strong partnership with them and that our presence in the Hungarian market will grow as a direct result of this appointment.”
Photo: Thorsten Bolender (Area Sales Manager Manitowoc Cranes), Balàzs Séra (Sales Manager Nyìrség Nehézgép 93’Bt.), Ferenc Séra (CEO Nyìrség Nehézgép 93’Bt.) and Klaus Kröppel (Vice President Sales Mobile Cranes, Europe & Africa) in front of a Grove GMK5200-1 mobile crane at the Manitowoc factory in Wilhelmshaven.
As part of its plan to increase its presence and improve its service, Terex Trucks just signed three new dealers in France. The first one is the Manu Lorraine group, based in Ennery, Lorraine and Marlenheim, Alsace, specialized in sale and rental of earthmoving and handling machines. The Promatex company, based in Nieppe, will cover the north eastern part of Nord, Pas de Calais and the Somme. Finally, the Framateq company from Vitrolles will handle the south eastern territory. “Each of our new dealers has a solid local reputation, backed by approximately 90 years of collective experience. With their commitment to customer service excellence, I am confident that they will be a valuable addition to the Terex Trucks dealer network,” stated the Managing Director of Terex Trucks Paul Douglas.