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We are pleased to announce that Paterson Simons has been appointed as authorised Franna distributor in West Africa.

Paterson Simons will provide full coverage including spare parts, machine sales and service support to the following territories: Burkina Faso, Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo & Senegal.

With a rich heritage of design and engineering excellence, Franna are the leading manufacturer of pick and carry cranes. For over 40 years Franna have dominated the Australian market and today their products are sold across the globe.

John Traynor, Managing Director of Paterson Simons said ‘’We are thrilled to add the Franna range to the list of products we support and in West Africa. We are no strangers to these well-liked and versatile machines and maintain several them under existing service agreements across the region. We have long admired their fast highway speeds and no-nonsense setup, which makes them uniquely able to deploy rapidly on our customers’ large worksites. We are just shipping our first outright sale to a customer in Mali which will join a sizable fleet in the region and with the availability of full warranty and local service support, we expect to add many more.”

Danny Black, General Manager of Franna commented “Paterson Simons have been operating for over 70 years and their extensive experience in the mining, energy and ports industries will be an invaluable asset to Franna in this region. With increasing utilisation of pick and carry cranes throughout the continent of Africa, this strategic partnership will help to support our growth objectives in these territories. We are delighted to be working with such a customer-centric business and excited with the opportunities this will bring for Franna and our customers in this region.”