Sany has 40% of KSA cranes market - claim [Construction Machinery Middle East (United Arab E]
(Construction Machinery Middle East (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Al Areedh has an exclusive distribution agreement with Sany since 2011, selling the mobile cranes to customers and for its own fleet.
The number of truck and rough terrain that Sany has supplied its local dealer and rental company Al-Areedh accounts for 40% of the market share in Saudi Arabia, the Chinese construction machinery manufacturer has claimed.
Its cranes are being used across the Kindom, including two heavy lifters - the STC250 and STC750 – on the major Jeddah airport project (King Abdulaziz International Airport, or KAIA). The STC570, with a lift capacity of 75 tonnes and a 45 metre boom, is being used to complete lifting tasks on a job site characterised by harsh weather conditions, including wind and dust.
The first-stage project costs $5.3 billion and occupies an area of 106 square kilometers. KAIA is located in the tropical desert climate zone with frequent sandstorms, which put forward strict requirements for the constructing equipment. Sany's cranes have been able to work more than 10 hours a day under such harsh weather conditions, winning the recognition of the management of Al Areedh.
“The Sany STC750 crane, in particular, has a high-performance of suspension load. Its electrical landing legs make it easy to use the equipment,” said company director Fahad Al Areedh. "When lifting three tons of steel at the airport, Sany cranes performed wonderfully with stable lifting, smooth shifting, exact placing as well as scientific and reasonable lifting process. We will only choose SANY when we purchase equipment in the future.”
One of the largest rental companies in the Kindom, if not the largest in term of its total crane fleet, Al Areedh has an exclusive distribution agreement with Sany since 2011, selling the mobile cranes to customers and for its own fleet. In the three years it has sold nearly 500 units, worth $129.5 million (800m yuan), making up 40% of the KSA market, according to Sany.
Management from the company, including Al Areedh, has visited the Sany mobile crane manufacturing plants in Hunan province, China, on several occasions including 2012 and 2013.
On a recent visit, an all-round operator from Al Areedh jumped on a SRC550 rough-terrain cranes to rigorously test lifting performance, giving the RT the thumbs up.
“Performance of the device is very good. No problem.”
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