Terex has appointed Paterson Simons as a distributor for its Franna pick & carry cranes throughout 13 countries in west Africa.
The company will provide sales, spare parts and service support for Franna cranes in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone & Togo.
Franna general manager, Danny Black, said: “Paterson Simons have been operating for over 70 years and their extensive experience in the mining, energy and ports industries will be an invaluable asset to Franna in this region. With increasing utilisation of pick & carry cranes throughout the continent of Africa, this strategic partnership will help to support our growth objectives in these territories. We are delighted to be working with such a customer centric business and excited with the opportunities this will bring for Franna and our customers in this region.”
John Traynor, managing director of Paterson Simons, added: “We are delighted to add the Franna range to the list of products we supply and support in West Africa. We are no strangers to these popular and versatile machines and maintain a number of them under existing service agreements across the region. We have long admired their fast highway speeds and no nonsense set up, which makes them uniquely able to deploy rapidly on our customers large worksites. We are just shipping our first outright sale to a customer in Mali which will join a sizable fleet in the region and with the availability of full local service and warranty support, we expect to add many more.”
UK based Paterson Simons and its African subsidiaries offer lifting equipment to the mining, ports, oil and gas industries across western Africa. Among others, its represents Konecranes, Manitowoc/Grove, Manitou, JCB and Alimak Hek.
In a recent issue of Cranes & Access we took a look at the Pick & Carry market, read in full: