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Metso spreads its wings

Martin Osmundsen
and Mansour Wassef
after signing their
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 04 January 2011 – Metso Mining and Construction “’ South African-based global supplier of technology and services for the mining, construction and power generation industries “’ has appointed Delta Trading and Distribution as its dealer in Egypt, Libya, Russia, Iraq, and East and West Africa.

In a statement issued here, Metso said that its growing mining and quarry market required it to have a stronger, in-country presence. It was decided that this should be achieved through using third party dealers to promote Metso products to the mines, processing plants, quarries and processing plants in their countries.

After an investigation into potential dealers, it was decided that Delta fitted Metso’s requirements, and the two companies signed an agreement of cooperation. Mahmoud El Maghraby has taken over the responsibility of the Metso dealership as executive vice president for construction and mining.

Delta business is divided into eight segments, the main ones being mining and construction and power systems. It is the dealer for a number of major suppliers including – SEM (a Caterpillar company), Perkins, MAK, Trimble, SITECH, General Motors, Michelin, Xerox, Microsoft, Dell, IBM, and Fujitsu,

The company has offices, warehouses and workshops, in Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt; Lagos in Nigeria; Accra and Takoradi in Ghana; Nairobi in Kenya; Dar es Salaam in Tanzania; Kampala in Uganda; and Freetown in Sierra Leone.
The statement added that intense product training had already started, and that Delta was in the process of recruiting additional technical and engineering staff to ensure that Metso customers received the back-up and service they deserved.