Mr Emad Adeeb, the Managing Director Mantrac Ghana, has announced that the company was undertaking a $30m West Africa CAT Rebuild Centre in Ghana.
He said the CAT Engine Rebuild Centre ongoing in Takoradi would serve the construction and maintenance needs of Ghana and countries in the West African sub-region.
Mr Adeeb said this on Thursday at a road construction solution seminar on the theme “built for it.”
He said the project was to help Mantrac reposition itself and take advantage of the booming mining and oil and gas segments of the economy.
The project comprises over 26 acres of workshop, including a 10,000 square metre repair centre and more than 5,000 square meters of warehouse.
Mr Adeeb said caterpillar equipment had been a major tool in Ghana’s road construction industry for over 75 years and as such the company understood the nuances of the construction business.
He said as marketing leaders they could not sit unconcerned when a sizeable proportion of the GH₵1.5 billion allocated in the 2014 budget for infrastructure development is meant for the road sector.
“As marketing leaders we cannot sit and fold our arms when we have all the expertise to support contractors,” he added.
The event brought together stakeholders in the road construction industry to learn about new technologies and cost effective modes in road construction without compromising quality.
It afforded players in the industry to witness the latest machinery and technologies like AccurGrade Machine Control System which boost productivity by 40 percent.
Others are CAT road construction machines such as the graders, loaders, compactors and Pavers are designed for ease of operation and maintenance, and maximum commonality.
Mr Daniel Pabby, Head of Marketing said: “today road contractors need more than just great machines, that is why Mantrac goes a step further to organize customer workshops, provide customized payments support through Stanbic Bank, products support, warranties and machines in flexible packages”.