Roll Group adds to African network

Dutch international heavy lift and transport company Roll Group has agreed a new partnership with the Mozambique division of heavy transportation and lifting company Laso Transportes.

Laso will team up with Roll Group for projects within Mozambique, while Laso will also act as an agent for the Dutch company’s equipment and services.
A Lasso Transportes truck

Roll Group has the equipment to handle the biggest projects

Laso managing director Miguel Matos Pinto said: “Laso has been present in Mozambique since 2012 and we have constantly expanded our capacity to offer logistics solutions, including transportation and handling of heavy and project cargo. We can now offer customers our experience and long presence in Mozambique, together with the capacity of Roll Group to offer complete factory to foundation solutions, even for the biggest modules. Roll Group project ships, including deck carriers, installation equipment and fleet of SPMT’s, as well as their engineering capacity are a great match with Laso’s capabilities.”
(L-R) Patrick van der Meide of Roll with Miguel Matos Pinto of Laso and Harmen Tiddens of Roll Group Africa

Roll Africa directors Patrick van der Meide and Harmen Tiddens added: “With our partnership with Laso, we are further expanding Roll Group’s network of long term dedicated partnerships in Africa with leading local players. This partnership offers unique value to companies working on projects in Mozambique; we can now provide a total project solution for’ heavy shipping, transportation and installation solutions. Laso has a solid fleet of transport equipment in country already at yards in Maputo, Pemba and Palma, run by a capable and experienced staff. The Laso and Roll partnership ensures clients of seamless interfaces in the supply chain and safe and efficient execution of even the largest projects.”

Laso Transportes was formed in 2007 by the coming together of two Portuguese special transport companies -Transportes Lamarão and Solenha – Sociedade de Transportes Rodoviários. The company specialises in heavy road transport, with a fleet of around 2,600 units, a qualified work force with more than 1,300 employees,.