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Building bridges: SDLG delivers 11 machines to Ghana

by SDLG | Feb 05, 2020 | News & Event

Comprising wheel loaders, compactors and motor graders, SDLG has delivered 11 units to Munck Civil Engineering to help build the Danida Bridges in the West African country.

With the aim of improving highway infrastructures to encourage economic growth and improve living standards, SDLG has delivered an LG968 wheel loader, two L956F wheel loaders, three G9190 motor graders and five RS8140 compactors to Munck Civil Engineering in Ghana.

The machines are being used for road building, as well as in the construction of seven composite bridges – the Denida Bridges. Work on the project began in October 2018 and is set to finish in October this year. During the construction period so far the machines have proven to be well-suited for the project, due to their versatility and resilience. Two further machines have been purchased since the initial 11, proving their usefulness.

Versatile and reliable

A discussion with Felix Ofosu-Kontoh, Sales Director of SMT Ghana, the local SDLG dealer, shed some light on the effectiveness of the equipment. The machines have been tropicalised to suit the hot, dusty climate. However, as Felix notes: “The machines have been very efficient and had minimal downtime since they were put to work.”

SDLG machines were chosen for the project due to their stand-out benefits. “We were ready to support the client on site, travelling up to 10 hours by road to the site if necessary, in order to provide service for the client. This is why the client felt that SDLG was the best choice,” comments Felix.

Unlike some manufacturers in the region, SDLG has a strong aftermarket focus, caring for the products long after the deal has been done. “The expertise and aftersales that we provide is unique,” says Felix. “We have Volvo-trained technicians who really understand the SDLG machines and can attend to any model at any time.” Fast response time is of the essence, establishing SDLG as a company that cares about its products and clients. “The moment they have an issue we go there to attend to them,” comments Felix.

Ultimately, SDLG provides reliable, versatile machinery, alongside aftersales that goes above and beyond usual standards, cementing SDLG as a trustworthy provider of both construction products and aftermarket care.

For further information please contact:

Ilkay Fidan
Business Director Hub South
Tel: +46 165 418 633
Email: ilkay.fidan@volvo.com

Hannah Kitchener
SDLG PR Support, Sales Region EMEA
Tel: +44 207 923 5863
Email: hannah.kitchener@se10.com

About SDLG:

Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., (known as SDLG) is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, which it produces under the SDLG brand. Member of the Volvo Group since 2007, it is one of the world’s leading suppliers (by volume) of wheel loaders. The company’s headquarters are in Linyi, China, and it has an additional manufacturing facility in Pederneiras, Brazil.

SDLG products are targeted at the high value segment and are known for their reliability and robust performance on site. The company has an established and experienced dealer network in the export markets in which it operates. This network is dedicated to providing excellent parts availability. SDLG was founded in 1972 and currently employs 3,150 people.