Caterpillar Dominates Many Categories of African Mining Equipment Market, States Timetric in Its Report Available at

02 Aug 2016 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – In Africa, manufacturers have shown good performance, and miners have been expressing their satisfaction over their product quality and reliability as well as ability to develop a long-term partnership.

However, prices, installation of equipment and delivery issues are some of major factors that made mines feel dissatisfied.

Major suppliers (e.g. Komatsu, Caterpillar and Sandvik) now demonstrate relatively good performance, and Caterpillar is currently the number one player across most of the categories.

Most African customers are satisfied with their currently suppliers, but some of them (appr. 10 percent) may change a supplier in the medium term.

Some of leading areas for improvement comprise: product quality and reliability, ability to provide support to reduction of costs, and more.

Topical research report “Winning and retaining business in the African mining equipment sector, 2016 – A survey of key buyers and decision makers” drawn up by Timetric offers an insightful guide to consumer preferences relative to the African mining sector. The study throws light on factors impacting purchasing decisions as well as performance of leading equipment suppliers in this region.

It contains customer satisfaction ratings across more than 15 categories of performance. The report focuses on to suppliers and comprises rankings of major suppliers for all equipment types. The research study also unveils major improvement areas for manufacturers.

Countries covered in the report include: Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and more.

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