As one of Africa’s main oil producers, the Algerian economy is heavily dependent on revenues from oil exports. However, the low oil and gas prices of the last few years have weighed on the country’s economic performance. To reduce its dependence on oil, the Algerian government aims to diversify into non-oil sectors such as construction to drive private and foreign investments.
This year, the total construction project pipeline in Algeria – as tracked by data provider GlobalData – stands at £109 billion (16.3 trillion in Algerian dinar). Due to a focus on residential construction and building affordable houses, GlobalData expects the residential construction market to account for 38.8% of the construction industry’s total value in Algeria in 2023. The development of transport infrastructure is also expected to further drive the construction industry.
The upward trend in investment in infrastructure, residential and energy construction projects in Algeria coupled with the recent investments Terex Trucks has made in its products, people, processes and facilities make it the perfect time for the company to reinforce its commitment to customers in the region – together with Matera, Terex Trucks’ dealer in Algeria. A successful collaboration that spans 15 years, Terex Trucks and Matera are reaching out to new customers, introducing them to the robust articulated haulers, the TA300 and TA400.
“At Terex Trucks, we are dedicated to building powerful articulated haulers,” says Etienne Lalande, Regional Sales Director at Terex Trucks. “That’s what we are specialised in. Our customers in Algeria know that they can rely on our haulers even in the toughest environment. Our dealer Matera is particularly strong in providing excellent service and support to customers, and together we want to bring our haulers to more customers in the region.”
“With our deep knowledge of Terex Trucks’ machines and our broad network, we maintain great relationships with our customers and stay in touch with them at all times,” says Benoit Strauven, Managing Director at the Matermaco Group, Terex Trucks’ dealer in the Benelux region and parent company of Matera. “In a country like Algeria, good geographical knowledge and strong local connections are key. It’s a vast country – the last Terex Trucks hauler we sold was delivered to a place that’s farther away from the Algerian capital than Brussels.”
Investments in higher performance
Algeria’s economy is dominated by public companies which use Terex Trucks’ articulated haulers for construction work, infrastructure developments and earth moving projects. Customers appreciate the simplicity, quality and reliability of the haulers. Terex Trucks has recently made significant investments to ensure their machines support customers in the toughest applications. Towards the end of 2018, the TA300 was upgraded and it’s now manufactured with the latest EP320 transmission. The updated machine delivers a 5% improvement in fuel efficiency, a 5 km/h (3.1 mph) increase in speed to 55 km/h (34 mph), an extended maintenance period and enhanced performance when compared with the previous model. All of this means that customers can be more productive, achieving faster cycle times, lower cost per tonne and reduced carbon emissions.
The TA400 boasts a heaped capacity of 23.0 m3 (30.3 yd3) and is powered by a high performance, fuel efficient engine that develops a gross power of 331 kW (444 hp) and a maximum torque of 2,255 Nm (1,663 lb.-ft). The planetary gear transmission provides smooth, efficient gear shifting for optimized fuel consumption and reduced cost of operation. Ground level test points and a fully tilting cab, combined with an electronically raised hood, ensure ease of service and reduced downtime.