Robust technology from Germany ensures low failure rates
“Quality has paid off in the shortest possible time, proving the superiority of this equipment to that of other manufacturers”, stresses Camilo González Pendola. “In addition to the excellent workmanship of these vehicles, the service provided with regard to wear and spare parts is far superior to that of other competitors.” Transport companies can only exploit specific time windows for accessing the mines. The repair of vehicles on the mine site is prohibited, and a breakdown can easily mean that the tipper is out of service for two days. This does not apply to MEILLER tippers. “On the one hand, we've experienced a lot fewer technical problems since we've been using MEILLER vehicles and, where a small repair is necessary, waiting times until the spare part is delivered are also practically negligible”, explains Camilo González Pendola.
As the company now also has a secondary line of business in the sale of used vehicles after a certain period of use, resale value is also an important issue, as Pendola explains: “After three years of use, MEILLER tippers are in a significantly better condition than tippers from other manufacturers. Practically no investment in maintenance is required prior to sale, and repairs are also unnecessary. That's not the case with other vehicles.” After years of trials and testing under practical conditions, Pendola is convinced of the quality of MEILLER vehicles. He has already been at the IAA in Germany and visited the plant in Munich and Slany in the Czech Republic to see where his vehicles come from and how they are manufactured, an experience that impressed him greatly.