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Terex Trucks expand into Benelux markets

Guy Wilson and Benoit Strauven

Matermaco Group appointed as official dealer for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

TEREX Trucks have appointed the Matermaco Group as their new official dealer in the Benelux region. After supplying and servicing Terex Trucks’ articulated haulers at its Algerian dealership for many years, the Group will now also sell the machines in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Founded in 1946, the business has more than 70 years’ experience in the Benelux region as well as North Africa. From their two locations in Belgium, the Matermaco Group will cover the whole of the Benelux region and will sell, rent and service Terex Trucks’ TA300 and TA400 articulated haulers.

Terex Trucks say the venture into the Benelux market comes at a time when the construction sector in the region is set to grow steadily over the next few years, driven by a strong demand for residential developments and office buildings.

In Belgium, the construction industry is expected to grow by 5.1% to reach €75 billion (£76.4 billion) by 2022. The Dutch construction industry represents the sector with the largest predicted expansion within the Benelux region, and the economy in the Netherlands is expected to grow by around 5.5% in 2019.

Having worked with Terex Trucks at their Algerian dealership for many years, the Matermaco Group say they have a good understanding of the company’s articulated haulers.

‘Our colleagues in Algeria always tell us about the great experience they have with Terex Trucks’ haulers, so we’re excited to build on this,’ said Luc Deleener, director of the industry department at the Matermaco Group.

‘We know how reliable, comfortable and easy to use Terex Trucks’ haulers are and have a strong technical knowledge of the machines. This will enable us to offer customers a dedicated, personalized service. As the Benelux region is a relatively small market, we are close to the customers and understand their needs.’

Guy Wilson, global sales director at Terex Trucks, said: ‘The team at the Matermaco Group understand what customers in the Benelux market want and they know that Terex Trucks’ articulated haulers will be a good fit for their customers.

‘Our haulers are simple to operate and easy to maintain – they are proven performers that deliver low total cost of ownership and high productivity. With our machines and the Matermaco Group’s experience, we have a winning combination in this important market.’

Since August last year, the upgraded TA300 has incorporated a new transmission which helps to deliver a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency as well as enhanced performance, productivity and operator comfort.

The upgraded transmission comes with two additional forward gears – eight in total – as well as four reverse gears. This helps to ensure smoother gear shifting and superior operator comfort. The 28-tonne TA300 is also equipped with true independent front suspension as standard, resulting in excellent traction control and operator comfort.

The TA400, the largest articulated hauler on offer from Terex Trucks, has a maximum payload of 38 tonnes and a heaped capacity of 23.3 cubic metres. Its planetary gear transmission provides smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimized fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation, whilst ground-level test points and a fully tilting cab, combined with an electronically raised hood, ensure ease of service and reduced downtime.

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