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McCloskey add AS Baltem to global dealer network

Toni Laaksonen

New addition to distribution channel to serve Baltic region mining, aggregates, C&D, and recycling industries

SCREENING and crushing specialists McCloskey International have added AS Baltem to their global distribution network. The company will serve markets in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Established in 1994 and owned by Sumitomo Corporation (Tecnosumit North-East), AS Baltem employ more than 100 people and are exclusive distributors of Komatsu construction equipment in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The company operates from six branches with workshops and parts warehouses across the Baltics and nearly 40 fully equipped service vans.

Offering McCloskey mobile crushers, screeners and stackers will round out the robust product portfolio already offered by AS Baltem, continuing the company’s commitment to be the customer’s partner in improving their business operations.

‘McCloskey’s offer fits perfectly with our product portfolio and we’re confident it will help us to complete our offer for the quarry and recycling business,’ said Tomasz Jakubik, vice-president of sales and marketing at Tecnosumit North-East.

Toni Laaksonen (pictured), senior vice-president of McCloskey International, said: ‘Having AS Baltem on board further strengthens our distribution network globally. This market has huge potential, particularly in infrastructure development following the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Expected economic expansion, along with projects like Rail Baltica, will stimulate the demand for machinery in these markets. These unprecedented times present some unique situations that we anticipate will contribute to the growth of our partnership and success in the marketplace.’

According to Mr Jakubik, AS Baltem are in a strong position to support the sales of McCloskey equipment in the region. ‘With economic stimulus and recovery, we anticipate strong growth across sectors. Bringing McCloskey products to the market at this key time benefits our companies and our customers,’ he said.

The official distribution of McCloskey products through AS Baltem will start on 14 October 2021.

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