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XCMG – said to be the largest construction equipment manufacturer in China – reports that it had a successful show at the recently-ended bauma CONEXPO AFRICA, with a total of about US$5-million sales deals concluded during the first day of the show. The company showcased a total of seven of its top products.

XCMG Bauma 2018The exhibited machines included the XCMG QY30K5-I and QY50KA truck cranes; the XE215C and XE335C crawler excavators; the ZL50GN and LW300FN wheel loaders; as well as the 12 m cherry picker.

XCMG claims to be the No.1 supplier of truck cranes by volume globally for the past few years, and the cranes displayed at the show are said to come with advanced technologies. For example, the QY30K5-I truck crane has incorporated a series of new technologies like an embedded slider, dodecagon-section boom and load sensor system to enhance performance and improve efficiency. The QY50KA truck crane is configured with dual-pump-converging technology, power shift assistance and humanised cab design, to mention a few.

XCMG has also made significant headway into the mining equipment sector with a range of machines geared at this sector. The Chinese OEM offers a range of products, including hydraulic excavators ranging from 70 to 700 t; dumpers from 90 to 360 t; loaders from 8 to 12 t; graders from 240 to 550 hp; as well as wheel dozers from 350 to 560 hp.

After years of efforts, XCMG South Africa has well-established a marketing network and aftersales service channel in southern Africa. XCMG SA has a professional and experienced sales and aftersales team led by six Chinese sales directors and managers; eight local sales persons and nine spare parts managers and service technicians.

The company has established four distribution outlets and four spare parts centres in Johannesburg, South Africa; Windhoek, Namibia; as well as Maputo and Beira, in Mozambique. There are six on-call service pickups equipped with full set of maintenance tools for field service. The export amount of XCMG through XCMG SA has exceeded US$5-million in 2017 and is expected to exceed US$10-million in 2018.

“We will keep on strengthening our professional after-sales team, constantly improve the response rate and continue to optimise our spare parts inventory,” says David Dai, MD of XCMG SA.

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