February 11, 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka: MTD Walkers PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s most reputed and diversified holding business groups has further diversified its business interests by establishing a “new” strategic business unit (SBU); Walkers Equipment Limited. This new subsidiary of the company was incorporated for the primary purpose of conducting business activities as an Infrastructure Development Support Business (IDSB); to handle the distribution and maintenance of infrastructure development related machinery / equipment and allied products.
Walkers Equipment Limited was set up also taking into consideration the strategic and competitive advantage it offers to MTD Walkers PLC – which has under its umbrella both CML – MTD Construction Limited and Walkers Piling Limited, both of which are amongst the top five infrastructure developers in Sri Lanka. Both these companies are engaged in numerous infrastructure development projects in Sri Lanka and overseas.
Walkers Equipment Limited has acquired the franchisee rights for ‘SANY’ branded machinery and equipment and is the exclusive and sole distributor for “SANY” in the territory of Sri Lanka and Maldives. “SANY” is amongst the largest and most established manufacturers’ of machinery and equipment in China. “SANY” has over 36 production facilities in China, USA, Germany and India. “SANY” is also ranked amongst the top 10 global manufacturers of machinery and equipment.
The ‘SANY’ product portfolio consists mainly of; concrete machinery, excavators, hoisting machinery, pile driving machinery, road construction machinery, port machinery and wind turbines. Boasting a population of 400 plus operational units of “SANY” machines and equipment in Sri Lanka,” SANY” has already a considerably large customer base in both the public and private sectors. Most recently another 86 units of “SANY” motor-graders were distributed to local government authorities (town councils, urban councils and municipal councils) throughout the island. A number of C1 graded contractors are also amongst the existing “SANY” customers; namely International Construction Consortium (ICC), Maga Engineering Pvt Ltd and CML – MTD Construction Limited.
Walkers Equipment Limited has set itself lofty goals of becoming a full line supplier of construction machinery and equipment, as well as achieving market leadership for its product portfolio within the next five years of operation,” said Mr. Yung Sheng Tsung, General Manager – Walkers Equipment Limited.
Walkers Equipment Limited has also set up an after-sales and technical support service centre at Sapugaskanda to provide all existing and future “SANY” customers with an efficient, reliable and timely after-sale and technical support service. And in order to achieve this goal, this facility is well equipped facilities and staffed by trained and experienced technical personnel. Walkers Equipment Limited has also invested into the establishment of nine mobile service workshops with the aim of providing its customers with a fast, efficient and customer centric after-sales and technical support, delivery channel..
MTD Walkers PLC is on a mission to fuel all aspects of Sri Lanka’s infrastructure development possibilities and will be committed to deliver world-class innovations, excellence in engineering and quality craftsmanship.