First of  16  Grindrod-manufactured locomotives delivered to  Ivory  Coast
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First of 16 Grindrod-manufactured locomotives delivered to Ivory Coast

May 12, 2016

Pretoria-based Grindrod Locomotives delivered the first six of an order of 16 locomotives for use in West Africa, earlier this year.

Says Robert Spoon, CEO Grindrod Locomotives, “Our service solution is based on locomotives that are fuel efficient, simple to operate and cost effective to maintain spare parts are readily available from reputable, major suppliers. In addition, we know about African operating conditions and that counts for a lot.

“We believe that  this  model, coupled with our flexible approach and competitive   pricing,    won us the contract with Unicaf SA,  the  procurement  entity

One of the six locomotives delivered recently.of Bolloré Logistics, for five diesel electric AC mainline locomotives for Sitarail concession in Ivory Coast and Burkina  Faso,  and  another  five   for

Camrail concession in Cameroon. And six DC shunting locomotives for Sitarail in Ivory Coast.”

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