Mauritius: IBL’s Scomat celebrates 85 years of collaboration with Caterpillar
Nicolas Maigrot, CEO at Mauritian conglomerate IBL, congratulated Scomat and Caterpillar, which have managed to position themselves over time as the leaders in their fields, and have maintained their competitiveness through a good understanding of products and services. (Image: Company)
Scomat, a subsidiary of Mauritian conglomerate IBL, celebrated 85 years of fruitful and long collaboration with Caterpillar, the global heavy earth-moving equipment major, on November 27, 2014 at its headquarters at Pailles.
The ceremony was attended by an exclusive audience comprising the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IBL, Nicolas Maigrot; the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of IBL Engineering, Fabrizio Merlo; Caterpillar’s representative for the Southern Africa region, Chris Monge; the Managing Director of Scomat, Jocelyn Labour; as well as select employees and customers of Scomat.
During his speech, Nicolas Maigrot noted the contribution of the Scomat-Caterpillar partnership to various sectors in Mauritius – mainly agriculture and construction – over the past 85 years, and its participation in the development of the activities of IBL Engineering’s cluster.
“The 85 years of Scomat-Caterpillar are primarily an opportunity to recognize those who have made this partnership possible. At IBL, each partnership is built on mutual trust, durability and longevity. The financial aspect is not the only criterion that motivates us in choosing our partners, but it is important that we share the same philosophy. The long and fruitful collaboration between Caterpillar and Scomat speaks for itself,” said Nicolas Maigrot.
The latter also congratulated Scomat and Caterpillar, which have managed to position themselves over time as the leaders in their fields, and have maintained their competitiveness through a good understanding of products and services.
As for Fabrizio Merlo, he explained the success of the partnership between Caterpillar and Scomat as a successful optimization of the strengths of both companies.
“Despite the difficulties in the construction sector that was severely hit by the economic crisis, Scomat has adapted its products and services to better deal with the situation. I take this opportunity to congratulate the team at Scomat for the good work done so far,” he added.
Although the difficult economic environment persists, Scomat, together with its partner Caterpillar, continues to offer its customers products that are equipped with the latest technology.
For example, one such product is a telemonitoring innovation in the form of Product Link which ensures a smooth link between the equipment, the customer and the dealer.
Caterpillar equipments can be followed remotely from anywhere in the world, for better performance and exceptional efficiency.
Moreover, the diagnosis and monitoring of maintenance can now be done via the Web.
It may be recalled that in addition to the traditional agricultural sector, Scomat also serves public sector projects, civil engineering, construction and crushing, among others.
Caterpillar also provides a range of products and services in the field of ‘Power Systems’, or generators for both domestic and industrial use, as well as marine and industrial engines.