Lonagro and Wood-mizer Confirms Strategic Partnership
The agreement between the two industry leaders will see LonAgro, representing Wood-Mizer Africa in selected African countries.
The new dealership agreement will kick off in Tanzania and Rwanda and then widen to include more countries later in 2020.
LonAgro is the official dealer and service agent for industry leading brands such as John Deere, Fieldking, Rovic Africa, Bell Equipment, John Deere Construction and STIHL. Operating in eight different countries across Sub Saharan Africa, LonAgro has and continues to make significant investment to deliver service excellence to customers in the agriculture, civils, mining and forestry sectors.
As Wood-Mizer’s new official dealership in Tanzania and Rwanda, LonAgro’s experience, and service network for leading brands will build Wood-Mizer’s successes in both countries further.
Wood-Mizer’s start in 1982 introduced a revolutionary thin-kerf narrow bandsaw portable sawmill to the world that set an international benchmark for sawmill design.
The range has since then grown and now also include industrial wide band sawmilling equipment, bandsaw and tooling ranges, sharpening equipment, woodworking machines, pallet manufacturing, timber drying and biomass processing solutions – from forest to final form.
The agreement between the LonAgro and Wood-Mizer will see the two companies combining forces to advance timber processing in Africa.
Speaking to Alan Crossan, LonAgro’s Sales Director he said, “LonAgro, like Wood-Mizer, have long- and well-established track records on the continent. We know the challenges and the opportunities that exist in Africa. Our combined know-how and reach in the markets we’ve announced, will assist sawmillers tobuild successful timber processing businesses.
“Wood-Mizer customers can now call at LonAgro’s existing branches throughout Tanzania and Rwanda for all their new equipment and spares and after-sales service needs. In Tanzania, our branches in Dar-es-Salaam, Arusha, Mwanza, Iringa are immediately available to service Wood-Mizer customers’ requirements.
“More service locations will follow later,” Alan continued.
Gavin Prowse, Wood-Mizer Africa’s Regional Sales Director for Africa said, “Wood-Mizer’s focus is on building relationships with sawmillers across Africa.
“After-sales service support is a vital part of this process. Our agreement with a trusted and respected brand like LonAgro, strengthens our ability to support customers anywhere, anytime to reduce downtime and ensure more time to cut timber to build profitable sawmilling companies faster.”
“We’ve also scheduled a number of open days held at different locations throughout the country to introduce our partnership with LonAgro and our product range to new and existing customers. Live machine demos and product specialists from both companies will be available to assist with all enquiries.
“Please keep an eye out on LonAgro and Wood-Mizer Africa’s websites and social media feeds for news on where and when these open days will take place,” Gavin Prowse said.
For any Wood-Mizer related enquiries, please contact LonAgro’s offices in Tanzania:
Telephone: +255 677 7772 00
Landline: +255 222 772 775
LonAgro’s trading hours are:
Monday – Friday: 08H00 – 17H30
Saturday: 08H00 – 13H00