Sandvik Mining and Construction has appointed Civic Merchandising as its distributor for Sandvik construction products in the Philippines.

The products include Sandvik breakers, construction drills, medium mobile crushing and screening equipment and related consumables – plus after market services.

Civic Merchandising, which was established in 1974, is based at Quezon City in Manila with its service centre located nearby. It has four branch outlets throughout the country - Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Surigao.

Civic has had many years experience in the heavy equipment distribution business and is also Philippines’ distributor for Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Ingersoll-Rand, Cummins, and Sany.

According to Sandvik’s Philippines country representative Marc Godwin there were a number of reasons why Sandvik has established the new relationship with Civic.

“We realized we needed to partner with a respected equipment distributor such as Civic in order to expand our customer base, as well as to ensure customer service and support in areas where we are not currently able to with our existing organization.

“Civic has a widespread sales and service network, and has around 200 employees – so it can make considerable resources available to us and our customers.

“This partnership is also an extremely good fit for us both; we have around 50-60% commonality of customers, so Civic will give us an opportunity to grow our customer base, while there is potential to introduce Civic’s other product lines to our existing customers.”

Sandvik Mining and Construction is a business area within the global Sandvik Group and a leading global supplier of equipment, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. or

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