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Nissan digs in with Siemens mining deal

MINING equipment company Siemens Demag Delaval Turbomachinery has renewed its four-year contract with Nissan for the supply of four-wheel drive vehicles to work in open-cast mines.

The company, which supplies excavators to the mining industry throughout the UK, currently uses 13 Patrol GRs and one X-Trail for the rough and tough job of installing and maintaining equipment on site.

Brigitte Laghuwitz, senior administrator/fleet manager for Siemens Demag Delaval, said: 'We were impressed with Nissan's approach and products from the start.

'It provided a demonstration vehicle for a three-month trial period at an open-cast mine and Nissan representatives visited the mine to study the vehicles in its working environment.

'At the end of the trial period, Nissan representatives were confident that the Patrol GRs would be robust enough to cope with the very harsh conditions of life in the mines, and that Nissan could work alongside us to provide the level of service and support we need.'

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