Sennebogen signs distribution agreement for Africa

Sennebogen signs distribution agreement for Africa

German company’s scrap handlers will be distributed by SMT Africa.

January 30, 2018
Edited by Brian Taylor
Equipment & Products Europe

Germany-based Sennebogen has signed a dealership agreement with Belgium-based SMT Africa that will cover northern, western and central Africa. The deal, signed at the end of 2017, will enable SMT Africa to supply Sennebogen Green Line material handling equipment to 26 nations in Africa for applications in the recycling, port cargo handling and mining sectors.

A news release from SMT states Sennebogen “has been convinced by the professionalism and the quality of services provided by SMT to build strong relationships in these important African markets.” SMT also indicates the new agreement “broadens its product range and strengthens its premium position in the heavy equipment market, as Sennebogen Green Line equipment uses state-of-the-art technology based on precision and innovation.”

Remarks Christophe Blazère, CEO of SMT Africa, “We are delighted to take on this new challenge that strengthens our position in Africa. SMT Africa is committed to take the Sennebogen business to the next level, delivering the highest service standards for the benefit of our African customers.”

SMT has been a partner of Sennebogen’s in Europe for more than 20 years. SMT Africa intends to capitalize on that experience to distribute Sennebogen Green Line products and services via its network of local offices and workshops on that continent.

Straubing, Germany-based Sennebogen was founded in 1952 and produces material handlers for the port, scrap, steel mill, recycling, waste, mining and timber sectors.

Established in 1991 in Belgium, SMT provides a range of products, services and systems for the transport and construction sectors in Europe and Africa.