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Franna Appoints New Distributor in West Africa

Franna is pleased to announce the appointment of Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Ltd as authorised Franna distributor in West Africa. Paterson Simons will provide full coverage including machine sales, spare parts and service support to the following territories: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone & Togo.

Headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in West Africa, Paterson Simons & Co. (Africa) Ltd. are lifting equipment specialists who serve the mining, ports, oil and gas industries across the region. World class aftersales support is provided through a local team of highly trained technicians alongside a dedicated training division that delivers certified operator training.

Danny Black, General Manager of Franna said “Paterson Simons have been operating for over 70 years and their extensive experience in the mining, energy and ports industries will be an invaluable asset to Franna in this region. With increasing utilisation of pick and carry cranes throughout the continent of Africa, this strategic partnership will help to support our growth objectives in these territories. We are delighted to be working with such a customer centric business and excited with the opportunities this will bring for Franna and our customers in this region.”

John Traynor, Managing Director of Paterson Simons commented ““We are delighted to add the Franna range to the list of products we supply and support in West Africa. We are no strangers to these popular and versatile machines and maintain a number of them under existing service agreements across the region. We have long admired their fast highway speeds and no nonsense set up, which makes them uniquely able to deploy rapidly on our customers large worksites. We are just shipping our first outright sale to a customer in Mali which will join a sizable fleet in the region and with the availability of full local service and warranty support, we expect to add many more.”

For more information on Paterson Simons, please visit: https://www.patersonsimons.com/