MANTRAC to construct US$30m facility in TakoradiThe Managing Director of Mantrac Ghana Limited, Emad Adeeb, has announced a US$30million investment in the construction of a new facility in Takoradi to offer technical support to the growing oil and gas sector and the mining industry, as part of plans and obligation of the Company to offer first-class product support services in the country.

The 40-acre facility is scheduled to be launched in the 3rd quarter of next year, 2014, and is said to provide the most modern technology, world-class equipment and service team to offer the best of support services and products to customers in the Region and country as whole.

The construction of this new facility will be a major boost to the operations of Mantrac Ghana Limited in the country, as it recently received Caterpillar?s Mining Equipment Component Rebuild Certification which among other things recognises the high standard of services being offered.

This was made known at a day?s workshop in Kumasi to sensitise customers in the Region on the use of CAT oils and support services being offered by the Company, and the influx of fake CAT products in the country. Other similar investments and ongoing development in parts of the country where Mantrac Ghana Limited operates, including Accra and Tarkwa, were also announced.

Among the highlights of the workshop, which is said to be the first of its kind in the Region, was a demonstration on the effects of using of fake Caterpillar spare-parts: it is said this can have a lasting impact on the performance and lifespan of CAT earthmoving machines and equipment.

Mr. Eric Afriyie Adgimi, Product Support and Sales Manager of the Kumasi branch of Mantrac, advised customers to embrace the use of genuine Caterpillar products to achieve the maximum benefit and enhanced performance of CAT equipment.

He was also of the view that the workshop will enable customers to distinguish between fake CAT spare-parts being sold in the Ghanaian market from the genuine ones being sold by Mantrac branches in the country.

Established in 1937, Mantrac Ghana Limited is the sole authorised Caterpillar dealer in the country, and is said to have supplied and supported Caterpillar products in many sectors of the Ghanaian economy — such as construction, mining, forestry, material handling and power generation.

Mantrac Ghana Limited is part of the giant Mantrac Group that holds the Caterpillar dealership in Egypt, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. Other countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Iraq and the Western Siberia region of Russia. These regions are supported by an export sales office, Unatrac limited, in the United Kingdom.

By Kizito CUDJOE, Kumasi

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