Pilot Crushtec International’s standing as a leading supplier of crushing and screening solutions has received a global endorsement following the 2022 Distributor of the Year Award from Metso Outotec, ranking the company as the best performing Metso Outotec dealer in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
Adam Benn, Director, Capital Sales, North EMEA, Russia & CIS and Southern Africa at Metso Outotec, says the selection criteria considered the full spectrum of what it takes to be a successful distributor, not only from a capital sales perspective, but more importantly the execution of customer service initiatives.
“The award is recognition for all-round business performance, covering not only financial performance, but also customer service by delivering on a number of specific initiatives including customer training events, new product launches, marketing campaigns and technical competence development, to name a few,” says Benn.
Francois Marais, Sales & Marketing Director at Pilot Crushtec, says the award demonstrates the company’s commitment to the success of its customers. “For us, this award signifies that our efforts to help our customers achieve their contractual obligations and ensure sustainable business operations are being recognised at the highest level,” says Marais.
Through its aftermarket regime, Pilot Crushtec places a huge emphasis on customer satisfaction. Testimony to the relentless focus on aftersales service, says Marais, are the over 93 000 individual items in its parts inventory and over 2 500 individual wear items. On a monthly basis, the company despatches an average of 6 788 items from its warehouse and its technicians drive more than a million kilometres a year.
Commenting on what made Pilot Crushtec stand out in 2022, Benn says despite the challenging business environment in southern Africa, Pilot Crushtec achieved impressive growth in all aspects of the business. This includes sales of both mobile and stationary equipment as well as the continuous development of service and support capabilities.
“In particular, Pilot Crushtec excelled at being a key contributor to many ‘best practice’ as well as product and service development initiatives, ensuring that the Metso Outotec offering not only remains relevant today, but is ready for tomorrow’s customer needs,” says Benn.
The same view is echoed by Juha Yli-Petays, SVP, Global Distribution Management at Metso Outotec, who says Pilot Crushtec has over the years put customer satisfaction at the centre of its business model. “Since taking over the distributorship in 2016, Pilot Crushtec also demonstrated total commitment to the Metso Outotec brand. With a wide market coverage, the company has a deep understanding of local customer needs,” concludes Yli-Petays.
Pilot Crushtec team receiving the Metso Outotec 2022 Distributor of the Year for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Francois Marais, , Sales & Marketing Director Pilot Crushtec, Anthony Bouvié, Vice President EMEA AGG DMO Metso Outotec, Sandro Scherf, CEO Pilot Crushtec, Jorge Abelho, Technical Support Director Pilot Crushtec and Adam Benn Director, Capital Sales, North EMEA, Russia & CIS and Southern Africa Metso Outotec.