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LiuGong wins contract with Port of Guaymas

LiuGong Machinery Corp., through its dedicated dealer AMMEX of Mexico, has won a major bid to provide 19 construction and forklift machines to the Port of Guaymas in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico. The sale value is approximately US$900,000.00 the company announced.

Bids were opened July 5. Winning out over bids from Case, Komatsu, Caterpillar, Toyota and others, AMMEX sold two LiuGong CLG908C mini hydraulic excavators, 10 CPCD35 diesel forklifts and five CPCD70 diesel forklifts.   

“We’re pleased LiuGong is being recognized in the market for durable, high quality machines that provide great value, but also for our deep commitment to service, parts availability and maintenance,” said Rene Zazueta, General Director of AMMEX.

With the acquisition of these machines, the Port will operate at least 21 pieces of LiuGong equipment and has become a major LiuGong customer. The Port currently has two CLG835 wheel loaders sold in an open bid in December of 2009 – this being the first time The Administration of Guaymas Port tested LiuGong equipment.  Other LiuGong machines in the Port’s fleet include two CLG856 wheel loaders, and three rented CPCD35 forklifts. The CLG835 machines are reported to be operating extraordinarily long hours – nights and weekends –with a very high production rate. 

Zazueta said when AMMEX sold two wheel loaders in the Port’s last round of bidding, his distributorship put a major effort into servicing the customer.  

“We believe part of our success in winning this bid was not only a terrific value, but outstanding machine quality and high confidence through 24/7 service. We have worked nights and weekends to ensure the machines keep running and through that, have helped their wheel loaders reach a 98 percent production rate,” Zazueta said.

AMMEX LiuGong is the exclusive distributor of LiuGong construction and material handling equipment in Western Mexico.

Headquartered in Culiacán, Mexico in the state of Sinaloa, AMMEX has several branches in the states of Sonora and Baja California Sur.  For more information, visit