Chicago Pneumatic appoints distributor USS to spearhead growth in Southern Africa
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Chicago Pneumatic has appointed United Sales & Services (USS) as its official distributor in Southern Africa. The company, which operates in South Africa, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, will now supply its customers in the region with Chicago Pneumatic’s complete portfolio of construction equipment and portable energy products, in addition to its range of stationary compressors and hand-held power tools.
“With our serious attitude towards service and Chicago Pneumatic’s tradition for providing robust and reliable products, we see great opportunities to add value to our customer base and raise awareness of the CP brand in Southern Africa,” says George Wilson, general manager of USS.
USS was established in Nelspruit, South Africa in July 2011, and in 2013 the company built on its success by forming a strategic alliance with Lusanga Technical Services to open a further branch in Chingola, Zambia to service customers in the country and the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
“When we were approached by Chicago Pneumatic we grabbed the chance with both hands. When CP puts products in the field you know they are tried and tested, which is a real selling point for our customers. For this reason we see massive potential to support the growth of Chicago Pneumatic’s business, particularly in helping to meet the high demand for light tower products,” says George Wilson.