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Martin Engineering names new Zambian distributor

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Martin Engineering RSA has named Fluid Base Industries as its full-service distributor in Zambia. The move is designed to broaden the availability of high-performance bulk material handling technologies in Southern Africa. Fluid Base will be a source for all Martin Engineering RSA products and services throughout the country, including conveyor belt cleaners, transfer point solutions, flow aids, safety products and training, belt support products, silo cleaning and other field services.

The companies will primarily serve customers involved in mining and material processing applications, as well as the cement and oil industries. To minimise delivery times, Fluid Base will stock a wide range of Martin Engineering products and repair parts at its locations in Kitwe and Chilanga, which are strategically located near many of the major mining projects.

“This agreement will help us broaden our presence in Africa and create a customer base in the key commercial regions in Zambia,” said Mark Jarrett, Sales Manager at Martin Engineering RSA. “The companies here prefer doing business with local suppliers. We’ve had many interactions with Fluid Base in the past and they are one of the few distributors capable of representing the Martin Engineering brand with the level of technical expertise to ensure outstanding product support and service.”

Fluid Base was formed in Zambia in 1997 and initially focused on providing repair parts and services to the mining industry. Fanuel Banda, Operating Director of Fluid Base, said, “Our established contacts in the mining sector and other industries will help us introduce innovative technologies to improve the productivity and safety of bulk handling operations. The current levels of activity are bringing new opportunities, but with them come new challenges. That’s where we are targeting our efforts: helping bulk handling operations achieve greater efficiency and environmental stewardship.”

Adapted from press release by Rosalie Starling

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