First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
With SDLG's 1,000th wheeled loader sold in Indonesia – an LG936L - in the background, Anthony Neo (pictured, second from left), SDLG director for sales support in APAC, speaks to customers at the special event to mark the landmark sale figure.
On July 18, SDLG
celebrated the delivery of its 1,000th wheeled loader in Indonesia at an event in Jakarta. The sale of the 1,000th unit — an LG936L — to customer PT Bumi Mentari Karya is said by the 70% Volvo
Construction Equipment-owned manufacturer to signal growing customer confidence in its model range.
SDLG has seen three consecutive years of growth in wheeled loader sales in Indonesia and is expecting another strong year ahead. Offering a wide range of 1-12tonne load capacity models, SDLG says that between 2014 and 2017, its wheeled loader sales rose 40% in Indonesia — making it the market leader for wheeled loader sales for this period.
On the back of this growth, the company recently sold its 1000th wheeled loader in the country, an achievement that was celebrated at an event attended by the customer PT Bumi Mentari Karya, local dealers PT Indotruck Utama and PT Intraco Penta Prima Servis, and SDLG senior executives.
“We’re happy to be a part of SDLG’s milestone. The company’s wheeled loaders are cost-effective yet reliable and have performed well for us, which is why we make return purchases,” said Wiby Swanto, senior manager of PT Bumi Mentari Karya. “For SDLG to sell 1,000 wheeled loaders in Indonesia over a short period of time just goes to show the confidence that we and, I’m sure, other customers have in these machines.”
At the celebrations, Victor Zhao, vice general manager of SDLG Import and Export, delivered the LG936L to Swanto. PT Bumi Mentari Karya will be using the unit at a palm oil mill in Pekanbaru, Riau. During the celebrations, SDLG also launched the RD730 road roller in Indonesia.
The new LG936L will join PT Bumi Mentari Karya’s fleet of 19 SDLG wheeled loaders, which includes 13 LG936L units and six LG938L units.
As SDLG’s top-selling wheeled loader for several years, the 3 tonne-rated LG936L is widely-used on town construction, farms, timber plants and other small projects. It has a bucket capacity of 1.8m³, a maximum dumping height of 2,950mm and a maximum dumping distance of 1,050mm.
“The success of SDLG wheeled loaders in Indonesia is only possible thanks to our customers’ confidence in and support of our machines and brand,” said Anthony Neo, SDLG director of sales support, APAC. “We really appreciate the opportunity today to thank and celebrate with our customers and local dealers. We will continue to deliver machines that are ever more reliable and productive while maintaining their value proposition.”