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12 January 2016

Unevol to be first Sandvik Construction dealer in Cuba

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Jorge Duarte with Gisela Mara Ríos Quincoses and Per Hundevad
Jorge Duarte is seen with (from left) Gisela Mara Ríos Quincoses, general manager (state) and Per Hundevad, general manager (private), Unevol
Unevol is to be Sandvik Construction’s first distributor for drill rigs, rock tools and crushing and screening equipment throughout Cuba.

The company, an established name throughout Cuba, with offices, workshops and service engineers throughout the area, will supply a comprehensive range of Sandvik equipment, and will also be providing full aftermarket care, spare parts and dedicated customer service.

Sandvik says that the appointment of such a professional and experienced distributor reinforces its “commitment in providing even greater levels of customer care, and further enhances our commitment to enhanced locally-focused customer support, while at the same time allowing customers to benefit from dealing with a truly global company.”

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in La Lisa, La Habana, Unevol has been selling and servicing Volvo Penta and Volvo Construction products since 1998 and 2000 respectively. The company serves an important mix of state and private sector enterprises on the island, and has 126 employees, possessing branches in Holguin and Moa as well as four workshops which support its operations from three locations.

“Becoming a Sandvik Construction distributor is an important development of our company. With Sandvik’s portfolio of products, Unevo will now be able to provide drilling, crushing and screening equipment and consumables to our existing customers,” says Per Hundevad, general manager of Unevol.

“After over 15 years of being an authorised distributor of two Swedish companies: Volvo Penta and Volvo Construction Equipment, we will now be able to meet our customers’ growing demand and provide complete solutions to guarantee a win-win situation.”  

Of the appointment of Unevol S.A., Kauko Juuri, Kauko Juuri, Sandvik Construction’s global distributor manager, says: “We are sure that the combination of Sandvik equipment and global aftermarket support, together with the local knowledge and industry expertise of Unevol will enable Sandvik customers throughout the area to benefit from a winning combination,” while Jorge Duarte, Sandvik Construction’s sales manager for Mexico and Central America, says: “We are very happy to grant Sandvik distribution to Unevol and be able to actively participate in the great potential growth and development of the infrastructure in Cuba.”

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