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SDLG launches first asphalt compactor in MEA

DUBAI, July 17, 2017

Global construction machinery manufacturer SDLG has launched its first asphalt compactor for the Middle Eastern and African (MEA) markets.

The introduction comes as infrastructure projects and investments increase in the region, particularly in Africa, said the company in a statement.
In June, the World Bank called for an increase in infrastructure spending in Africa, and the continent’s dealings with both China and India have recently picked up. Kenya just unveiled its largest infrastructure project in 50 years – a railway funded and built by the Chinese.

The growing infrastructure efforts are creating increased demand for equipment in the region that is both reliable and affordable.

As the biggest construction equipment investors in the MEA, the Chinese companies are well-positioned to supply this equipment, provided it stands up to the regions’ tough climates and is well-supported by a seasoned dealer network.

One recent deal saw SDLG supply 58 units to a Saudi Arabian company for a nation-wide road maintenance project, said the statement.

According to SDLG, the new compactor is aimed at further satiating this demand.

It’s a double drum model that places emphasis on durability and solid technology. The SDLG RD730, a three-tonne capacity double drum asphalt compactor, is the flagship model of a new generation of hydraulic, double-drum vibratory rollers from SDLG, said the statement.

Shahir El Essawy, SDLG’s business director in the region, points to a high level of infrastructure work in Africa and the Middle East as reasons for why it’s crucial that SDLG offer a new double-drum asphalt compactor.

"In Africa, wherever one travels, it seems they will find road-building crews these days," explained El Essawy.

"And in the Middle East, recent projects, such as the opening of a 62-km highway from Abu Dhabi to Dubai, show that demand is increasing for reliable construction equipment that can maintain uptime on the job site and return on investment for their owners," he remarked.

The SDLG RD730 is ideal for these types of projects, as it provides a great value proposition, houses reliable technology and is supported by a global leader in construction equipment, he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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