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Chi­nese con­struc­tion ma­chin­ery gi­ant, XCMG, says its first di­rect re­gional spare parts cen­tre in Kenya will en­able it to serve five coun­tries lo­cated in East Africa.

Opened in the Kenyan cap­i­tal of Nairobi in Jan­uary, XCMG has part­nered with lo­cal dis­trib­u­tor, TISCO Con­struc­tion, to pro­vide “prompt ser­vices to clients” in all the five coun­tries in the re­gion. The two com­pa­nies have ad­di­tion­ally opened an ad­join­ing XCMG 4S shop that will pro­vide sales, spare parts, ser­vice, and sur­vey ser­vices.

Ac­cord­ing to XCMG, the new fa­cil­ity – called The Cen­ter in Kenya - will en­able it to grad­u­ally in­crease in­vest­ment and bet­ter sup­port in the re­gion, and to es­tab­lish a bonded ware­house in Mom­basa that can en­sure sup­plies to con­struc­tion projects.

Cui Xiang­dong, as­sis­tant sec­re­tary of XCMG spare parts su­per­vi­sion man­age­ment depart­ment, said: "XCMG has es­tab­lished deal­er­ships in 16 coun­tries across Africa. The cen­ter in Kenya will fur­ther ad­vance XCMG'S strat­egy in the African spare parts mar­ket, it also sets an ex­am­ple for XCMG'S over­all ar­range­ment of spare parts cen­ters in Asi­a­pa­cific, Mid­dle East, Cen­tral Asia, Europe, and the Amer­i­cas."

There are more than 200,000 pieces of XCMG equip­ment in use out­side China at present; and in Kenya alone, there are 2,000 ma­chines. The cen­ter in Kenya is part of strat­egy ini­ti­ated by XCMG in 2017 to up­grade its over­seas ser­vice and spare parts net­work, with the stated aim of “es­tab­lish­ing in­de­pen­dent ser­vice and spare parts cen­tres and in­crease rel­e­vant sup­port for deal­ers”.

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