Diversification Is The Key To Success
During the first quarter of 2020, Pilot Crushtec alongside their partner Metso, added an exciting new product line-up to their already comprehensive range of mobile crushing and screening solutions. The Metso Nordtrack range will slot nicely into the Pilot Crushtec stable, directly below the well-known Metso Lokotrack range, offering customers even more operational flexibility in an ever evolving and competitive industry.
Initially, the lineup of mobile solutions from Metso was sold and branded as the premium Lokotrack range, which included all the tried and tested crushers and screens, customers have come to trust.
“Introducing Nordtrack as an additional range of mobile equipment, complements the existing machines that have served the industry so well,” says Francois Marais, sales and marketing director at Pilot Crushtec. “After Metso’s acquisition of McKloskey, the machines in the Nordtrack range were all given the Metso quality overhaul with some small refinements included, and new features added. The great selling point on these machines is that they will complement the Lokotrack range by offering alternative options for mobile screens, jaw crushers and a new range of tracked stackers.
The entire Nordtrack range will be positioned parallel to the Lokotrack range which will allow us to compete in applications where we were traditionally not active. For example, we will be introducing a new compact jaw, the Nordtrack J-90, which has no equivalent model within the Lokotrack range offering.”
Pilot Crushtec is supremely confident in the new Nordtrack series and have committed to launching nine new products to the South African market over the next year. “We have total faith in every machine Metso produces and, we feel that this is going to create quite a stir among our competitors. Essentially, we will focus on the aggregates, commodities and recycling sectors and we feel that it will fit perfectly into certain pricing and application gaps.” continues Marais.
An additional benefit to the launch of the Nordtrack offering is the fact that Pilot Crushtec will now be able to offer a far broader portfolio of solutions to the market, which will diversify their customer base significantly. “By creating an end-to-end, one stop solution for our clients, we hope to facilitate more efficient and effective operations. The majority of our products work seamlessly with each other and ensure hassle-free operations. With this in mind, it must be noted that the existing Lokotracks, which people know and trust, are still available. The biggest opportunity we foresee will be in the mobile screen area, where Nordtrack has a whole variety of sizes that will almost certainly cater to a broader range of applications.”
According to Marais, one of the best selling points on the new machines must be the attached Metso brand. “With the Metso expertise and reputation, coupled with back-up and service from Pilot Crushtec, customers can have total piece of mind. I expect interest in the range to increase dramatically and, let’s face it, customers deserve to have exceptional expertise and operational support and service when making big investments like this. Historically, the standard of service within this product category has been challenging and we intend to challenge the norms and set a new standard going forward.”
The Metso Nordtrack mobile product portfolio is designed to make crushing and screening businesses more productive. By offering standard designs for off-the-shelf availability, plug-and-play features and the extensive Pilot Crushtec and Metso support network, the Metso Nordtrack solutions are ideal for a variety of applications, such as aggregates production, commodities liberation, recycling, demolition, and the processing of sand and gravel.
At a glance – The New Metso Nordtrack range includes:
1 – Nordtrack S2.11 mobile scalper
2 – Nordtrack S3.9 mobile screen
3 – Nordtrack S4.9 mobile screen
4 – Nordtrack S4.12 mobile screen
5 – Nordtrack J90 mobile jaw crushing unit
6 – Nordtrack J127 mobile jaw crushing unit
7 – Nordtrack CT24 tracked stacker
8 – Nordtrack CT100 tracked stacker
9 – Nordtrack CT100R tracked stacker