Chinese multinational state-owned, heavy machinery manufacturing company XCMG has opened its first direct regional spare parts center in Kenya to serve business in East Africa.
The Center is a collaboration with TISCO Construction Ltd and provides prompt services to clients in all the five countries in Eastern Africa. XCMG’s 4S shop (sales, spare parts, service and survey) have also been launched in Nairobi.
The company says the Center in Kenya will allow it to gradually increase the investment and better support the region, and to establish a bonded warehouse in Mombasa that can ensure supplies to construction projects.
In 2017, XCMG initiated an upgraded plan for the overseas service and spare parts network, with the state aim of establishing independent service and spare parts centers and increase relevant support for dealers.
There are more than 200,000 pieces of XCMG equipment are in use outside of China at present; and in Kenya alone there are 2,000 machines.
As of 2016, it XCMG ranks 5th in the world’s construction machinery industry, 122nd among the Top 500 Chinese enterprises, 49th among the Top 100 enterprises in the Chinese manufacturing industry, and 2nd among the Top 100 enterprises in Chinese machine-building industry. These ranks are in terms of size, as it is a large enterprise Chinese Construction company.