Achelis was founded in 1826 and, through its fully owned subsidiaries, has grown into the premier supplier for construction, agricultural and industrial equipment in Eastern Africa. The company is also the regional dealer for CASE construction and earthmoving, BOMAG compactors, and HYSTER forklift trucks.
Achelis has a strong local presence in each of the markets that includes fully-equipped workshops and mobile rapid-response service vans, local spare parts stocks and supply, as well as OEM-trained service teams to ensure superior customer support.
Announcing the agreement, Neil McIlwaine, Terex Finlay business development director, said: "We are excited that Achelis is joining the Terex Finlay network of dealers to support our customers in Eastern Africa. The Achelis team has an outstanding reputation for customer satisfaction through their extensive sales and aftermarket support structures and share our passion for growth and success. We're excited about their professional reputation and the investments they have already made to their sales, parts and service structures to ensure machines are supported to the highest standards. Our customers count on their local dealer, so a strong presence of local dealers is important to us."
"When we started our search for additional growth opportunities in serving our customers, the priority was to partner with a manufacturer with a quality product and reputation to complement our core product offering and have a track record of working in Africa," said Soenke Hinrichs, technical & industrial division manager. "Terex Finlay fills these requirements with their extensive product lineup and history operating across the continent."