Raimondi expands in Africa10 December 2018 by Sotiris Kanaris
ZLT Cranes has been appointed as the official agent representing Raimondi Cranes across eight African countries from its base in Midrand, South Africa.
Effective immediately, ZLT Cranes will act as the sole Raimondi dealer across South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, presenting the manufacturer’s luffing and topless tower cranes as well as its crane accessories.
“ZLT Cranes is da ynamic company with considerable market knowledge. This is paired with experience in selling lifting products to a wide range of clients for a variety of purposes, from residential developments to infrastructure projects to the mining industry,” said Mauro Masetti, chief commercial officer at Raimondi Cranes.
ZLT has already completed the sale of a Raimondi MRT159 topless tower crane to one of South Africa’s most notable gold producers. Harmony Gold will be utilizing the MRT159 at the Great Noligwa Gold Mine at Vaal Reef, situated in the northwestern region of South Africa.
Rob Cook, director at ZLT Cranes said: “Since 2006, I have been involved in the sale of over 290 mobile and crawler cranes in South Africa and other African countries. Based on my years in the regional marketplace, I anticipate that Raimondi will be very warmly welcomed due the quality and durability of its machinery range.”
Cook added that African market demands, varying from country to country, are unified by the fact that the lifecycles of existing heavy lifting machinery are coming to a close, prompting fleet upgrades and allowing for the positioning of new machines across some of the biggest mining operations regionally.
“We expect that the Raimondi MRT159s in eight and ten tonne options will be the star of the show across our territories. A combination of factors including the competitive pricing strategy and the varied tower and jib configurations make this machine extremely suitable for many of the region’s biggest operations and jobsites.”