MACASA expands operations in Ecuador
Aug 30, 2011 11:23 AM
Maquinas y Camiones SA (MACASA), one of Ecuador’s oldest private importers of Mack trucks, recently expanded its operations in Guayaquil, the country’s largest city, opening the doors to a new 6,585-square-meter facility.
At the grand-opening ceremony, MACASA Executive President Luis Fernando Gomez told more than 300 in attendance that the $10 million expansion strengthens the firm’s ability to back customers through support and services.
The expanded Guayaquil location now houses 26 work bays, seven paint bays, two wash bays, and four Quick Lube bays, where MACASA’s 17 technicians can inspect customer vehicles and change oil and filters. The 1.23-square-meter warehouse carries more than $3 million in Mack inventory.
Gomez said demand for Mack trucks continues to grow as increasing public and private investment in infrastructure projects, mining, and agricultural operations fuels strong heavy-duty truck sales.
Denny Slagle, Mack president and chief executive officer, also spoke at the grand opening, congratulating MACASA on its new facility and commitment to Ecuador’s development.
“Mack and MACASA share many similarities, as both have long histories and have helped their countries develop,” he said. “Both are also dedicated to business integrity, to product quality and to delivering excellent customer support.”
MACASA has represented Mack since 1975 and has twice been named Mack’s International Distributor of the Year.
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