Building across borders with Sinotruk

Building across borders with Sinotruk

The manufacturer’s participation in major projects undertaken by a number of Chinese corporations  across the globe has been founded on its excellent relationships with various significant customers in the construction industry.

The manufacturer’s participation in major projects undertaken by Chinese corporations across the globe has been founded on its excellent relationships with several significant customers in the construction industry.

A Strong Customer Base at Home and Abroad

Sinotruk already has a strong customer base of major global construction companies, including the likes of Swiss-based Holcim, a global leader in innovative and sustainable building materials; Mexican multinational building materials company Cemex; and Nigerian multinational industrial conglomerate Dangote, one of the largest conglomerates on the African continent.

Sinotruk also has an impressive customer base at home, with its clients including China Communications Construction, Citic Construction, and China State Construction Engineering – the largest construction company in the world by revenue.

As of last year, Sinotruk had exported over 500,000 units and ranked first for Chinese heavy truck exports every year since 2004. Its high-quality products and tailored service solutions have helped to make Sinotruk the favourite supplier of vehicles used by Chinese-funded enterprises in their overseas construction projects. These vehicles serve major international projects across the globe, including national highways, railways, and hydropower stations.

International Highway Projects

Sinotruk has supplied nearly 200 vehicles, including dump trucks and tippers, to the Kazakhstan highway construction project that began in 2021. Sinotruk is the sole heavy-duty truck provider for over 700km of road construction projects in the country by China Xinxing Construction and Development General Corporation.

The highly challenging Bolivian El Sillar highway project that started in mid-2018, meanwhile, has been supplied with 115 Sinotruk dump trucks. This project will provide a more reliable transport connection and direct links to ports in neighbouring Brazil, Chile, and Peru, after the previous road was closed due to regular landslides. The project involves building two tunnels, 28 bridges, and sections of retaining wall to prevent these landslides.

More than 700 heavy-duty trucks from Sinotruk serviced the construction of Pakistan’s 392-km, six-lane M5 or Multan–Sukkur Motorway by China State Construction Engineering, with work being completed in 2019. The motorway is the longest highway in Pakistan and is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

International Railway Projects

The company is supplying over 300 vehicles including dump trucks, mixers, and special vehicles to Malaysia’s 665-kmEast Coast Rail Link project, for which completion has been set for 2027. The project, which is costing a total of US$13 billion, aims to connect previously underserved regions and bolster trade between Malaysia’s main shipping ports.

Over 500 Sinotruk vehicles were supplied to the ambitious 414-km China-Laos railway project, which ran from 2016 to 2021. The railway is expected to boost tourism, with passenger traffic to account for the majority of traffic on the line, and according to the World Bank has the potential to increase aggregate income in Laos by almost 21% in the long term.

The company also provided vehicles to the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway construction project in Indonesia that was completed this year. Southeast Asia’s fastest train travels at speeds of up to 350km/h along the railway’s 142-km route from the capital, Jakarta, to Bandung in West Java.

As China’s construction companies continue to win significant international construction contracts, Sinotruk is there every step of the way, bearing the bulk of the load to keep building across borders.

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