Tag: Africa

Haulotte Appoints New Distributor for South Africa

The Haulotte Group has appointed Amandla Access, based in Cape Town, as its new South African distributor.

Amandla Access is made up of Mark Smith (CEO), Gavin Bothwell (Operations Manager), Ben Lubbe (Sales), Kenny Phiri (Service Engineer) and Edith Bartholomew (Administration). Jointly they have 38 years’ experience in the access industry; Mark Smith 14 years (technical and sales), Kenny Phiri 13 years (technical), Gavin Bothwell 6 years (sales) and Ben Lubbe 5 years (sales).

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

Africa’s largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015.

Following next year’s exhibition, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will move to a three-year cycle, meaning the next fair will then be held in 2018. This decision was made after close consultation with local and international industry representatives who recommended the three-year cycle for the markets of Africa.

Kobelco looks for deals as ‘True Blue’ returns to the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Russia

Letter from Jun Fujioka, President & CEO, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

“For the past 10 years, Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and CNH Global N.V. have maintained a global alliance. On December 26, 2012, we announced that this alliance would come to an end. As a result, our business activities would no longer be limited to certain regions of the world, one of the main strategies of the alliance.

From January 1, 2013, we will be able to sell KOBELCO-brand excavators in their distinctive blue-green color directly in world markets. We will actively build strong sales and service networks focusing on the United States and Europe. South America, the Middle East and Africa, Russia and other CIS countries are also in our sights.

To help us achieve this goal, we are seeking new dealers around the world. We are confident of growing the value of the KOBELCO brand with reliable dealers and business partners. We are also excited about new business opportunities this change offers around the world.

bauma Africa 2013: Platform for many key players

Already, around a year before the first bauma Africa (September 18-21, 2013) gets under way at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, it is clear that the originally planned 20,000 square meters of exhibition space will have to be extended. One reason for this is the sheer number of registrations received so far from key players.

Gary Bell, Chief Executive at Bell Equipment, sees bauma Africa as a real opportunity for his company.

“An international exhibition of this stature in sub-Saharan Africa has been long awaited and we at Bell Equipment look forward to supporting an event which will have positive spin-offs for the region, the construction industry and our customers.”

CDE announce distribution agreement for Africa with Pilot Crushtec

CDE have announced the addition of Pilot Crushtec to their global distributor network with responsibility for South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Pilot Crushtec will promote the full range of CDE washing equipment including the Evowash sand washing plant, Prograde screens, M2500 mobile washing plant, Rotomax logwashers and Aquacycle thickeners.

Commenting on the announcement CDE sales manager for Africa, Mr Des Crawford said “We are happy to welcome Pilot Crushtec to our distributor network as we seek to build on the early success we have had in Africa to date.”

New sales structure for Manitowoc in Europe, Middle East & Africa

Manitowoc has announced a new sales structure for EMEA operations that will allow it to focus more closely on individual markets. The company has divided its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales activities into three distinct regions, each with…

New appointments at Terex AWP

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), has announced that José M. Peña Haro has been appointed to the new position of Product Development Director for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia (EMEAR).

Christophe Rousseau has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Southern Europe, Northern and Central Africa.

Matthew Skipworth has been appointed to the new position of National Account Manager for the UK.