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Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCME) has appointed SMT as its new dealer for customers in Africa to provide the complete range of Hitachi Zaxis and EX excavators with a targeted focus on the mining market

 RB 3884Representatives from both SMT and HCME celebrated the announcement at bauma in Munich. (Image source: HCME)

In addition to its extensive presence worldwide, SMT is active in 15 countries in Africa, where it has a total of 27 branches.

“We look forward to developing a strong mining partnership with Hitachi,” commented Jérôme Barioz, CEO at SMT Holding. “The mining market is booming in Africa at the moment, with high demand for gold. Our customers are looking for powerful and reliable equipment, with excellent after-sales support and a dedicated mining team. Efficiency is the key to their success.”

Representatives from both SMT and HCME celebrated the announcement at the recently concluded bauma exhibition in Munich. 

“It’s fantastic to welcome a new dealer to the Hitachi family in our 50th anniversary year and we look forward to strengthening our partnership with SMT,” said HCME president Takaharu Ikeda.

“By extending our network with the right partners, we can get closer to our customers and achieve our aim to be a first-choice solution provider.”