Terex brand expands into new equipment market

Trommel and conveyor manufacturer MDS - a subsidiary brand of Terex - has expanded into the South African construction and demolition waste, aggregates and quarrying sectors, with the appointment of its first distributor in the country.

Left to right: Raheel Qamar, Business Development Manager, MDS, Desmond van Heerden, CEO, ELB, Conor Hegarty, General Manager, MDS and Gerrit Kapp, Commercial Director, ELB. Left to right: Raheel Qamar, Business Development Manager, MDS, Desmond van Heerden, CEO, ELB, Conor Hegarty, General Manager, MDS and Gerrit Kapp, Commercial Director, ELB. (PHOTO: MDS)

Ireland-based MDS has named ELB Equipment as its official equipment dealer for South Africa, describing the company as one of just a few companies in the region “offering abroad range of earthmoving, construction, mining, and quarrying equipment”.

ELB, which operates almost 20 locations, is already a distributor for other Terex brands including Powerscreen, Terex Washing Systems and Terex Minerals Processing, as well as other manufacturers such as Hidromek, Gehl, Ditch Witch, and Ammann.

Raheel Qamar, MDS business development, said: “ELB is a logical partner for MDS, since they already represent other Terex brands such as Powerscreen scalpers and screens, which already dominate the local market.

“The addition of our leading heavy-duty rock trommels will close the circuit for miners who are already familiar with ELB Equipment’s high level of service and minerals processing offerings.”

Raheel added: ”We want to extend a warm welcome to the team at ELB Equipment, who are known for providing excellent service and after-sales support to their customers. I am really looking forward to working closely with the team to build and develop MDS across South Africa.”

Seeking to expand its presence in the local crushing and screening sectors, ELB will offer MDS’ static, tracked and recycling trommel ranges.

According to MDS, its trommels are designed for heavy-duty applications and can handle a variety of materials including blasted rock, riprap, clay, limestones and recycled concrete rubble.

ELB Equipment divisional director, Wakefield Harding, said: “The addition of MDS static and tracked trommels supports our growth strategy to expand our offering into new crushing, screening, and environmental industries, with products that complement our existing portfolio.

“This range is unmatched in the local market and is simply not available as standard produced machines elsewhere. It will introduce a totally new way of doing things in the local market and is bound to turn up production volumes while increasing profitability on many new and existing plants in South Africa.”

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