Makina impression at INTERMAT
Turkish construction machine manufacturer Cukurova Makina (CK) is keen to make a French connection at INTERMAT.
“We do not have a dealer in France and are trying to enter the market here,” said Veli Karakus, the company’s area manager in Africa, Iran and France.
“We’d also like to push our company in Germany and other parts of Europe. We were at INTERMAT in 2009 and at Bauma 2010. Since then, we’ve focused on North Africa and have just started to get into Latin America. It’s a good market for us.”
Karakus said the firm’s cmi 723 crawler excavator with 23,000kg operating weight, on show at INTERMAT, is among the Cukurova Makina machines currently being exported to Latin American customers.
CK is also showcasing at the Paris show its 880 and 888 model backhoe loaders.
“Our machines have components from well-known companies such as John Deere, Perkins and Kawasaki. The backhoe loaders have David Brown hydraulics. We also manufacture two wheel loader models and forklift trucks,” added Karakus.