(Yicai Global) Jan. 8 -- The spare part center of China's major state-owned machinery group Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group Co. built in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, officially kicked off operations. The plant is the group's first overseas direct-sales spare part center.
The center will serve clients in five countries in East Africa, said Xinhua News Agency on Jan. 6. With the Kenya-based center, XCMG will further expand its comprehensive spare part business network covering Central Asia, Pacific region, the Middle East, Europe, and America, said a senior official of the group.
XCMG has so far made parts for over 200,000 devices in overseas countries. It has also established franchises in 16 African countries. XCMG's overseas spare part business network aims to offer quick and convenient services to global clients through building direct-sales points and enhance its support to overseas franchises.
Founded in 1989, XCMG is a major group with the largest business scale and most product categories in China's construction machinery industry. Its subsidiary XCMG Construction Machinery Co. is China's largest construction machinery exporter, which regularly tops rankings for exports of auto-crane, road roller, and land leveler.