KEENE, ON — Screening and crushing industry leader McCloskey International has recently welcomed equipment dealer BL&D Plant Hire & Sales to its global network of distributors. The company serves Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Representatives of the company were present at CAMINEX 2018 to launch the new McCloskey dealership with a McCloskey C38 on display June 5-7, 2018 at Kitwe Showgrounds in Zambia. The Africa Copperbelt Mining Exhibition & Conference features equipment and services for the mineral processing and mining industries, along with the latest technologies for the sector.
Headquartered in Lusaka, BL&D Plant Hire & Sales’ has a diverse portfolio of customers within the private and public sectors, across multiple industries including mining, aggregates, road building and infrastructure, land clearing and agriculture, and material handling and processing. BL&D will also serve these industries in Zimbabwe.
They employ a complement of 200 staff comprised of operators, mechanics, drivers and support staff, working to supply the Zambian market with construction equipment through HHEZ, a Hyundai dealership, and Plant Hire Services through BL&D Plant Hire.
On announcing the new dealership for McCloskey equipment, Jeremy Badcock, Director at BL&D Plant Hire & Sales noted “this is an exciting time to be representing McCloskey International. After a temporary decline, rising prices have reawakened mining. With this favorable environment, foreign direct investments are adding an additional boost across industries. Zambia has substantial mining reserves, which will contribute to our economic growth in the coming years.”
Paschal McCloskey, President and CEO, McCloskey International, believes that the McCloskey product range is well suited to the African market, as it is user friendly and rugged. “We established the company in Canada where machines are expected to withstand extreme temperatures in vastly remote areas.” McCloskey noted, “as a result, they have been designed to be reliable, operator friendly and easy to maintain. These are the same features that African-based operations will be looking for in their machinery.”