Construction Equipment Asia

APAC signs Timor-Leste dealer and sells first excavator

Volvo CE has signed experienced heavy equipment dealer Tjing Fa Ho as its national sales, service and spare parts provider in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste dealer and sells first excavator

The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (known as East Timor) is located on the eastern half of the island of Timor in Southeast Asia. The country's government has announced a 20-year strategic development plan to improve education, healthcare and infrastructure. This has led to increased demand for construction equipment and to help meet this growing demand, Volvo CE has appointed its first ever representative for the country, Tjing Fa Ho.

Tjing Fa Ho was appointed to represent Volvo CE in May 2014 and the company made its first sale to Star King Construction, a road construction and maintenance specialist, came in August this year. The Volvo EW145B wheeled excavator will be used across a number of road widening projects around Timor-Leste's capital of Dili and surrounding districts. Star King Construction was founded in 2012 and has projected revenues of US20m over the next 12 months.

"The Volvo brand is recognized for its quality and machine uptime, two key features that our customers are looking for here in Timor-Leste," explains Jackson Lay, Managing Director at Tjing Fa Ho. "We are delighted to partner with such an established brand of construction machinery and our service technicians and sales staff have undergone rigorous training through Volvo's global training program to give us the product knowledge we need to best serve our customers."

The newly appointed distributor will offer the East Timorese market a range of Volvo CE tracked and wheeled excavators, articulated haulers, wheel loaders, compactors and asphalt pavers.

Volvo CE's Business Director for the Timor-Leste market, Christopher Lee, explains: "There are a number of opportunities in the infrastructure segment, especially relating to road rehabilitation and construction. Volvo offers one of the largest ranges of road building equipment in the world, and we are certain that with Tjing Fa Ho's extensive knowledge of heavy equipment and the local market, the team will do an excellent job of supporting our product sales and offering customers effective service support in the field."