Rokbak targets thriving West African mining sector after confirming new dealership

Rokbak West Africa dealership

MOTHERWELL-based Rokbak is set to strengthen its presence in West Africa after teaming up with local dealer Heavy Machinery Dealership (HMD).

HMD will help bring the Scottish-built articulated haulers to an established customer base in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Benin, Guinea and Cote d’Ivoire.

“Rokbak has an excellent reputation, and our customers know and trust the Volvo brand,” said HMD CEO Mathew Khouri. “Rokbak haulers will complement our product portfolio well, offering the thriving mining, quarrying and construction industries in West Africa a reliable and efficient ADT. With Rokbak we will deliver high-quality trucks alongside our exceptional service and support.”

Rokbak said the construction market in Africa is currently estimated at $58.42 billion and is expected to reach $74.81 billion by 2029. West Africa’s construction industry is, in particular, experiencing substantial growth, driven by urbanisation, infrastructure development and mining activities.

Nigeria and Ghana are the biggest mining markets in the region, with the global push for green energy solutions meaning reserves of minerals such as lithium, manganese and nickel are in high demand.

Rokbak offers two hauler models. The RA40 is the largest with a gross power of 331 kW (444 hp), a maximum torque of 2,225 Nm and a 38-tonne payload. The 28-tonne RA30, meanwhile, boasts a gross power of 276 kW (370 hp) and a maximum torque of 1880 Nm.

“We are delighted to partner with HMD in West Africa,” added Rokbak MD Paul Douglas. “HMD’s reputation for excellence and customer satisfaction aligns perfectly with Rokbak and the Volvo Group’s values. This partnership is a testament to our commitment in expanding our global reach and supporting customers in even more territories in the construction, quarrying and mining industries.

“Our high-quality haulers, combined with HMD’s vast experience and local expertise, will deliver exceptional value to our customers.”