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LiuGong’s European subsidiary is set to reach further into Africa, with a more dynamic business model and sophisticated machines
Operational efficiency and minimal maintenance are key attributes of Dressta’s machines. Each vehicle produced by the Liugong subsidiary is powered by highly-efficient, high-performance Cummins engines. Moreover, every major component on each of its machines can be replaced on-site within hours.
Specialists in design and manufacture
Dressta was acquired by LiuGong in 2012, and today is wholly-owned entity within the LiuGong group of companies. It stands by its aim of high productivity, ease of maintenance on site, durability, reliability and a comprehensive aftermarket sales support. It produces five product lines and 42 models. Its processes are all accredited to ISO 9001.
The company specialises in coal-handling, and its dozers are designed specifically for this application, with specialised coal blades a key feature of the product portfolio. Its specialist blades range from 21 to 47.5m3. Its cabs are quiet, comfortable and protected from dust.
Forestry is another key application for Dressta’s dozers. Features including reversible fans and protection guards ensure minimal downtime, and quick recovery.
Comprehensive support for core applications
Dressta’s loaders work within oil and gas and utility environments, effectively, and safety is a core component here, with operators’ informed at all times of the environment in which the machine is operating.
Another interesting attribute of Dressta’s offering is the in-house focus on complete production – so there is no need to go to a third-party manufacturer for any attachment. Dressta listens to its customers and has sought to manufacture and deliver any possible option required by any operator.
Connected machines that meet more customer needs
The company tailors products to meet customers’ expectations globally. Whether enabling road building in Mexico, coal-mining in Poland, Dressta’s teams work with dealers and customers to meet all requirements. Dressta is committed to comprehensive customer support even where customer requirements are unique and particularly challenging, as in the gold-mining operations of Uzbekistan.
The company is already well-represented in Africa and the Middle East. African markets, in particular, are key targets for planned expansion. Dressta’s business model accounts for provision to operators engaged in infrastructure projects in the years ahead, particularly with a new range of models to be launched by the company in 2016 and beyond; the company delivers of niche applications and extreme applications, and will focus heavily of wheeled and tracked machines for mining, road construction, landscape. The new machines will be game-changing products, connected machines produced following development with companies such as Trimble.