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HD Hyundai to supply 60 excavators to Sudan

HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Co., a behemoth hailing from South Korea’s industrious shores, proudly announced on a midweek day the completion of a sizeable contract to supply a sizeable consignment of 60 construction machinery units to the African nation of Sudan. Notably, this hefty consignment comprises six robust excavators tipping the scales at 34 tons each, alongside an assembly of 36 adaptable mid-range excavators, each weighing in at 22 tons.

This significant milestone heralds HD Hyundai Construction Equipment’s triumphant return to the Sudanese market—a pioneering move not undertaken by any leading construction machinery brand since the industry had once stalled during Sudan’s civil turmoil. Now, as the country’s landscape heals, this re-entry signals both economic revival and infrastructural optimism, showcasing international faith in Sudan’s restored stability and burgeoning development potential.

The recent past has witnessed the African market grappling with sales volatility, more so within the realm of excavators. From a peak of 500 units in 2021, a sharp decline ensued, casting a shadow on the previous year’s figures. However, the trend is witnessing a reversal, as indicated by an impressive sales surge in the initial quarter of this year—an encouraging 50% surge compared to the previous year’s counterpart period.

Such a robust recovery has been spurred by HD Hyundai Construction Equipment’s deliberate bolstering of its distribution network, a strategy that has yielded fruitful partnerships with prominent dealerships. The company has meticulously appointed regional dealers to manage sales across a swath of seven countries that include the likes of Mauritania. The year’s outset has been marked by strategic establishments of new dealer contracts in burgeoning markets such as South Sudan and Ethiopia, signaling the company’s initiative to foster long-term relationships and invest in the region’s economic fabric.

Amidst this backdrop, Mordor Intelligence, a global analytics firm, projects a sunny outlook for the African construction equipment sphere. With predictions setting the compound annual growth rate at a hearty 5.1%, the market size is poised for upward mobility, swelling from a valuation of $58.4 billion as recorded in 2021 to a projected $74.8 billion by the dawn of 2029. This growth narrative underscores an era of revitalization and reaffirms the continent’s position as a burgeoning arena for construction and infrastructure activity.


Fulian Operation Team

2024.4.5

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