Manufacturer appoints three new dealers as part of key expansion strategy in the country
WITH the French construction industry booming and with further growth expected over the coming years, Terex Trucks are expanding operations and reinforcing their commitment to customers and dealers throughout the country.
Demonstrating its keenness to gain a bigger share of the French articulated hauler market, the equipment manufacturer has recently signed three new dealers in France: Promatex International; Framateq Sud-Est; and Manu-Lorraine.
‘With so many big projects in the pipeline, France is a key market for Terex Trucks,’ said Paul Douglas, managing director of Terex Trucks. ‘Historically, France has been one of the industry’s strongest articulated hauler markets, with around 300 machines sold in a good year.
‘However, due to the geopolitical climate, volumes have dropped over the last couple of years to around 140 units. But now we are starting to see demand for articulated haulers pick up again, with a total of 60 machines across all brands sold in France in the first quarter.’
Terex Trucks say they are focusing on strategic expansion in France and covering the north and north east, as well as the south of the country, these latest partnerships represent a new chapter in Terex Trucks’ strategy.
‘We’ve identified the key territories we want to cover and we’re thrilled to add three reputable French dealers to our growing network,’ said Mr Douglas. ‘We are currently expanding our operations in France and plan to sign more dealers in the near future.’
Terex Trucks offer two articulated haulers in France: the TA300; and the biggest hauler in the company’s range – the TA400. These machines are typically used on large-scale construction projects, as well as in quarries and on infrastructure developments.
‘Terex Trucks machines are simple to operate and easy to maintain,’ continued Mr Douglas. ‘They are proven performers that deliver low total cost of ownership and high productivity.’
The 38-tonne TA400 articulate hauler is equipped with a six-cylinder Scania DC13 engine and an Allison HD4560 transmission. The planetary gear transmission offers smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimized fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation. Ground level test points and a fully tilting cab, combined with an electronically raised hood, ensure ease of service and reduced downtime.
The 28-tonne TA300 truck features independent front suspension as standard, delivering superior traction control and operator comfort and maximum productivity in the most challenging of conditions. The hauler’s fuel-efficient, five-cylinder Scania DC9 engine meets the requirements of EU Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions without a diesel particulate filter.