Hitachi appoints new dealer for Africa’s mining markets

By Catrin Jones15 November 2022

Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has announced a new dealer for customers in Africa. Belgium-based SMT will provide the complete range of Hitachi Zaxis and EX excavators with a specific focus on the mining market.

Hitachi appoints new dealer in Africa (Photo: Hitachi)

HCME says that SMT is active in 15 countries in Africa, where it has a total of 27 branches. In addition, it has a presence in Belgium and Luxembourg and has two branches in The Netherlands, eight in Great Britain, and 11 in Texas, USA.

Jérôme Barioz, CEO at SMT Holding, says, “We look forward to developing a strong mining partnership with Hitachi.

“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.”

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