According to China Customs, during the first half of 2012, the export value of construction machinery products to Africa is 1.115 billion dollars, accounting for 12.38% of the overall import value of construction machinery in the world. Africa is the fourth largest market for Chinese construction machinery products. The top 3 markets are respectively Asia, 3.827 billion USD, Europe, 1.562 billion USD, and Latin America, 1.187 billion USD.
As the work conditions in Africa is very tough, like windy and dusty, strong sunlight, and high temperature, it brings great challenges to the construction machinery which may cause series of machine failures like overheated engine water temperature, radiator damage, aged sealing kits, and leakages. Thus it has very strict requirements for the construction machinery in Africa markets. Chinese enterprises have developed machinery products that meet the requirements of such tough work conditions and won good reputation among customers.
Recently, Sinomach (Luoyang) has delivered 5 sets of LSD1901H new type full hydraulic single drum vibratory road roller products to Kenya.
After XGMA has exported large amount of forklift trucks to Algeria last year, the company delivered more than 100 sets of XG530 forklift trucks to Africa early this year. The XG530 adopts two stage air filter, steering axle with horizontal cylinder, low torque full hydraulic steering gear, imported seal ring, etc. which is applicable to the desert work conditions in Kenya.