Hitachi Construction Machinery Middle East (HMEC) has appointed Middle East Crane Equipment Trading (MECET) as its dealer in the UAE with full responsibility for the sales and after sales services of Hitachi Construction Machinery as well as Hitachi Sumitomo Crawler cranes.
According to a statement from the Japanese heavyweight, an agreement to this effect was signed by HMEC president Hidefumi Sameshima and MECET director Jos Luyckx in the presence of HMEC general manager Piet van Bakergem and MECET GM Wim Aernouts at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016, held in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.
MECET, a 100% subsidiary of the Luyckx Group, was established in 1952 in Brecht in the province of Antwerp in Belgium. The statement added that the knowledge, experience and skill that MECET has acquired over 60 years has made it the market leader in its home market of Belgium, where it excels in supplying machines for projects all around the world.
MECET is well known for its outstanding after sales support and has an impressive stock of spare parts that will be available across the UAE to serve its customers around the clock, said the statement from Hitachi.
“The company is scheduled to open its new one-stop 10,000sqm facility in the Dubai investment centre near Al Maktoum International Airport for sales, service and spare parts by the end of 2017,” said van Bakergem.
“We are confident this union with MECET will reinforce our joint position in the construction machinery and crawler crane market for the UAE territory.”