MAJOR Chinese earthmoving manufacturer Shandong Lingong Machinery Company (SDLG) has appointed CJD Equipment Pty Ltd exclusive distributor for SDLG products in Australia and Papua New Guinea, effective from March this year.
CJD Equipment also is the Australian distributor for Volvo Construction Equipment, which is the majority owner of SDLG.
SDLG products will be marketed in Australia through a division of CJD Equipment trading as SDLG Australia.
CJD Equipment is one of Australia's largest privately owned construction equipment distributors with a history of 36 years of achievement and performance in the industry.
CJD Equipment's managing director Alan Barnett said the addition of the SDLG wheel loader range and other future products will add significantly to the gross revenue of CJD and provide additional opportunities for its employees.
SDLG Australia's new manager, Kevin Jones, is a long time CJD executive and formerly manager of CJD's John Deere division in WA.
Mr Jones will start immediately, appointing country sub-dealerships to re-sell the SDLG Australia wheeled loader which was previously sold in Australia under the local brand name of Ranger Loaders.
Mr Jones said this brand had already developed a reputation for reliability and productivity and SDLG Australia and its dealers were committed to supporting those units already performing in the field with parts and service support. Mr Jones also said that the introduction of updated models in early 2010 will see further improvements in comfort, productivity and performance.
"As Shandong Lingong Machinery manufactures nearly 20,000 wheel loaders each year and is recognised as one of China's leading earthmoving equipment manufacturers, customers can feel confident that SDLG Australia is clearly focused on the development of reliable productive units that will stand the test of time," Mr Jones said. "The association and involvement of Volvo engineers will only add value to what is already a very good product line."