A dozen Volvos are hard at work in Ghana, the word means warrior king, helping the vertically integrated Justmoh Group in its mining, construction and road building activities.
The Republic of Ghana is a sovereign state, bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. With a population of 25 million and a land mass covering 239,000km2, Ghana is rich in natural resources, especially gold, oil and cocoa.
The Justmoh Group is one of the leading construction companies in Ghana with almost a quarter century of experience in road construction. Not just road building, the company is also active in general construction, mining, dam building and quarrying. It also manufactures concrete and carries out cement distribution.
The company has worked on a number of construction projects in Ghana, including the Kumasi Kejetia transport terminal, the Africana road Takoradi and the rehabilitation of feeder roads in the Kapando and Hohoe districts, restoring more than 25 km of roads. Justmoh is contracted by many companies in the region, including the Ghana Highway Authority and the Ministry of Roads & Highways.
The company uses a fleet of 12 Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) machines, including seven articulated haulers – two A40F-Series and five A35F-Series models – and four excavators, including EC460, EC700 and EC480 BLC models. It also has one L220G-Series wheel loader to work on its toughest projects.
“Our machines perform like new thanks to the fact that we service them on schedule. They also meet our cost per ton targets, which is making a lot of difference,” says Joseph Titus Glover, CEO of the Justmoh Group. “We chose the Volvo brand because we like to have the best in order to do a good job. And if you’re given the opportunity to own one of the best construction machines at a competitive price then why not go for it? All of the service and repair items used in the machines are Genuine Volvo Parts resulting in the equipment’s efficiency and low fuel consumption. It’s always reliable, with less down time and operators like the comfort and safety of the cabs."
Justmoh purchased its Volvo equipment through SMT Ghana – the region’s authorized dealer, with a head office in Accra, the country’s capital, and two additional branches in Tarkwa and Kumasi.
“We are very happy with the relationship we have with SMT Ghana,” says Mr. Glover. “The managing director and his team are flexible and take into consideration the current economic situation in Ghana. The company goes out of its way to help us finance our purchases, even when our cash flow poses challenges – they understand our business.”
Picture 1: The Volvo machines work in tandem, increasing productivity on the job site