Astec Industries has announced a new dealer partnership that will deliver significant benefits to customers by enhancing the supply, distribution, support and after-sales service of Astec’s world-class material solutions product range in numerous African countries, as well as in Iraq and Russia’s Ural and Volga regions
Through its Africa and Middle East business units, Astec has entered into a strategic alliance with Unatrac, which includes Mantrac group, one of the world’s largest Caterpillar (CAT) dealers. The group was founded in the 1950s and has established itself as a distributor and service provider of industry’s leading brands and premium products.
The new distribution partnership will see Unatrac, including Mantrac and Delta groups, offering sales and support services in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq and the Ural and Volga regions in Russia for all of the equipment in Astec Industries’ Material Solutions division. This division encompasses Astec’s premium range of crushers, screens and feeders, as well as washing, classifying and material handling solutions, modular plants and rock breaker technology that has a strong reputation for its technology, quality and reliability.
“This agreement demonstrates Astec’s commitment to exceeding the expectations of customers in these regions. We want to ensure that in addition to having access to Astec’s exceptional material solutions products, our aggregate and mining industry customers have the peace of mind, ease and convenience of an experienced and outstanding in-country presence,” commented Douglas Mouton, Astec Industries regional sales manager – East Africa & Middle East. He noted that the move also forms part of Astec Industries’ strategy to increase its global footprint.
In addition to its recognised expertise and technical service, Unatrac will leverage the proficiency and networks of its subsidiaries and partners in the regions covered. M. Eltobshy, group technical manager at Unatrac, said that the organisation has well-established in-country partners across its territories, all of which have deep local knowledge, experience and expertise.
“We chose to partner with Astec Industries based on the group’s technical capabilities and world-class equipment, as well as its excellent support and commitment to its customers through its global presence and network,” he expanded. “Our aim is to offer mines and quarries in our Unatrac territories a full package, from earth moving equipment and crushing plants to power systems. The alliance will add enormous value for both Unatrac (including Mantrac Group and Delta Group) and Astec’s customers in these regions. We look forward to embarking on this exciting journey with Astec and know that it will be a mutual success.”