First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
November 2016 saw leading North American foundation equipment distributor, Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), appointed ALLU’s dealer for its advanced soil stabilisation equipment range. Following on from what has already proved to be a highly successful relationship, ECA recently visited ALLU’s factory in Finland in order to see how the world leading range is manufactured at first hand.
ECA possesses a long and proud history, being a leading supplier of foundation construction equipment in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canada for nearly a century. Currently the company acts as exclusive distributors for BAUER Drills, Klemm Anchor and Micropile Drills, RTG Piling Rigs, Pileco Diesel Pile Hammers, HPSI Vibratory Pile Hammers, WORD International Drill Attachments, Dawson Construction Products and Grizzly Side Grip Vibros.
With nine facilities located in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Toronto, ECA is able to supply a portfolio of specialist equipment designed to meet the very specific needs of its customers. Its operations sees it maintain rental equipment fleets, a complete staff of service technicians and product specialists, field service support trucks and complete spare parts inventories in each location.
In order to provide its customers with more advanced equipment solutions, ECA expanded its offering to drilling and pile driving contractors to include the PMX Power Mixer and PF Pressure Feeder Soil Stabilisation Systems from ALLU. The agreement gives ECA exclusive rights to sell and rent these systems in the Eastern United States and Eastern Canadian Provinces.
The components – including the Pressure Feeder, Power Mixer, Control System, and 3D Positioning System – collectively function with an excavator to provide mass stabilisation of low quality soils. The process involves mixing binder into soft soils such as peat, clay, sludge, and slurry to provide a stable layer for access. It can also encapsulate and process contaminated soils.
“Having ECA as the ALLU Stabilisation Equipment distributor will provide end users with the best service in the industry, specialized knowledge, and the finest equipment for soil stabilization and remediation,” says Edgar Chavez, President ALLU North America. “ECA and ALLU share the same values when it comes to business ethics, customer satisfaction and retention, so this is an excellent partnership and we are excited to work with ECA as our long-term partner”, continued Edgar.
Based on an already successful business relationship, leading members of the ECA management team embarked on a visit to Finland to see how the ALLU equipment is manufactured at first hand. During their short but very busy stay, they were able to inspect the ALLU factory, meet with ALLU management and staff.
“Although their schedule was busy, and their stay short, we were delighted to host our colleagues from ECA,” said Marjut Lindroos, marketing manager for ALLU. “During our factory tour we were able to show ECA that the ALLU equipment is manufactured to the very highest standards,” she continued.