MacLean and GHH sign sales and support agreement
Canada’s MacLean Engineering has partnered with German GHH Fahrzeuge to provide mining, tunneling and contracting companies with mobile equipment.
The two companies signed an agreement for mutual sales and support and announced their partnership at a ribbon-cutting event at MacLean’s first manufacturing plant outside of Canada, which is a 5,600 sq. metre facility in Queretaro, Mexico.
The partnership will be focused on the North American, Eastern European and Central Asian markets and will build on MacLean’s field service and sales support platform in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
GHH has an extensive branch network in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and India, which will support MacLean’s introduction of mining vehicles into these regions.
The MacLean product line will be integrated with GHH’s load and haul offering to support mining and tunneling operations.
“The combination of the MacLean and GHH product lines is a significant turning point for both companies, but in the context of a global industry that is increasingly looking to reduce the complexity of supply chains to achieve better maintenance, total cost of ownership, safety and productivity outcomes, it simply makes good sense,” Kevin MacLean, the company’s president, said in a release.
“Leveraging MacLean’s already well-established network and experience, together with GHH’s years of design, development and application experience, we will provide customers with the total offering solution they require, as well as complete aftermarket support from upfront sale through the life of the machines,” added Jan Petzold, GHH CEO.
“By establishing full manufacturing in Queretaro and integrating it to our four other existing Ontario manufacturing facilities, MacLean is sending a clear message to mining customers in Latin America – we are standing beside you every step of the way from design to site and aftermarket parts support, now including engineered load and haul mining vehicles,” concluded Rene Valle, general manager of MacLean operations in Mexico and Central America.
MacLean Engineering designs, manufactures, markets and supports engineered solutions across the mining, municipal, environmental and industrial goods sectors.
The company’s mining division builds a comprehensive line of mobile equipment for mining cycle support across all underground mining methods in ground support, ore flow, and utility vehicle product categories.
(This article first appeared at the Canadian Mining Journal)