First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
A Sandvik QJ341 jaw crusher, Sandvik US440i cone crusher and Sandvik QA451 triple deck double screen at work
Sandvik Mobiles distributor Pilot Crushtec International is celebrating a major milestone with the sale of over 50 Sandvik mobile products less than 18 months after the announcement of its distribution agreement.
Almost 40% of range of crushers, scalpers and screens sold are some of the most powerful Pilot Crushtec International has ever supplied. They have been bought by companies looking to increase the scale of their operations.
The variety of applications in which these products are employed is said to emphasise the suitability of the range for meeting rugged African conditions.
Some 30% of machines sold are engaged in the quarrying and construction industries, and other applications include the extraction and processing of coal, iron ore, diamonds, manganese and copper as well as a host of base metals.
The agreement, which established the Jet Park-based company as sole distributor of Sandvik’s mobile range of equipment in the region, was the precursor to a campaign devised to gain substantial market share in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
“There is no doubt that one gains massive confidence from working with a supplier that has produced world-class engineering products for more than 150 years,” says Graham Kleinhans
“Simply put, they are highly productive and cost effective to operate.
He cites a number of instances over the past 12 months in which they are making a positive contribution to customer operations in local and sub-Saharan Africa projects.
“A typical example of this is a customer now operating a UH440i mobile jaw crusher to produce hard material in great volumes. Another case is that of a provincial roads authority that is now handling a fleet of Sandvik QJ241 jaw crushers in its programme to build and maintain gravel roads. This has not only resulted in a better than four-fold increase in productivity, but a vast improvement in the integrity of the finished product.”
“Our partnership with Sandvik coincided with the beginning of the current economic downturn, but the fact remains that our sales of products in these categories have actually increased during this period.”