SENEGAL: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has opened an office in Senegal to support its presence in West Africa.

The new Bitzer Senegal office in the capital Dakar is structurally and legally connected to Bitzer France.

The German compressor specialist has been represented by local company sales partner ICE since 2004. Bitzer says it is now looking to reinforce that collaboration to expand into various West African markets from its new location. Plans include, for instance, closer cooperation in the area of condensing units.

Bitzer is also working on building a certified service centre in Senegal, so that users have access to other Bitzer services, including spare parts and maintenance. In addition, Bitzer says it is developing special training programmes for local installers and users.

“The best product can only be as good as the staff who operates it, which is why Bitzer has developed training measures which have proven their worth all over the world,” said Jean-Pierre Baleydier, managing director of Bitzer France. “We’ll also offer these courses in Senegal in the future.”

The address of the Senegal office is Bitzer France Bureau de Liaison Senegal, Lot No 5, Route de l’aéroport, BP 29783, Dakar Yoff, Senegal. Local representative is Amadou Diouf, technical sales manager, tel: +221 33 860 60 56, e-mail: adiouf@bitzer.fr.