Powerscreen appoints strategic distributor in Mongolia

Powerscreen and Wagner Asia Team Member at the factory in IrelandPowerscreen has signed an agreement with its first distributor in Mongolia – Wagner Asia Equipment LLC. Allen Smith, Powerscreen’s Mining Business Development Manager, said

“Signing Wagner Asia Equipment will further strengthen the Powerscreen distribution network globally. Mongolia is a fast developing country with some of the world’s largest deposits of minerals. Powerscreen’s distribution agreement with Wagner Asia Equipment LLC, coupled with the launch of our large XA750S jaw crusher, large XH500 impact crusher; immense 1500 Maxtrak cone crusher, and new flagship Warrior 2400 screen, will establish a strong position in the mining segment and offer customers high productivity and competitive cost of operation, which will benefit the Mongolian market.”

Wagner Asia Equipment LLC is a major supplier of mining equipment and services within the Mongolian market and an official Caterpillar dealer. Established in 1996, the company is a privately owned and operated business serving customers through multiple business channels and branch offices. Today, it is one of the largest businesses within Mongolia based in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar One.

The company has benefitted from tremendous sales and market share growth as a result of the exploration of the Oyu Tolgoi Copper Mine, established as a joint venture between the Mongolian Government, Rio Tinto Group and Ivanhoe Mines. By 2013, Oyu Tolgoi will produce 3% of the world’s copper and will represent an estimated 30% of Mongolia’s gross domestic product.

Michael Metson, Powerscreen Business Development Manager, said,

“This appointment is important to our success within the region. Wagner Asia Equipment is a specialist mining equipment supplier familiar with the high levels of customer support necessary for operating equipment in Mongolia. The region experiences temperature swings of between -45 to +45 degrees Celsius throughout the year and plays host to some of the most remote geography on Earth. Powerscreen has developed specifications to meet these harsh climates. In doing so, we help Powerscreen customers maintain productivity and profitability, whatever the application.”

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