Normet OY and Aramine SAS announced a cooperative agreement for French-speaking Africa for the distribution of equipment and after-market products, services and support. “We are delighted that Aramine, with their track record of success in the targeted countries and their customer-focused culture, have agreed to carry the Normet brand to their existing and new underground customers in this emerging territory,” said Mike Rispin, senior vice president, of sales and marketing for Normet Group. Aramine will represent Normet in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Chad, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

The partnership agreement with Normet adds utility vehicles for underground mining and tunneling to Aramine’s products panel. “This range is a perfect complement to the Aramine products and will enable us to meet all the needs of our customers,” said Xavier Domenach, equipment sales director, Aramine.

This, however, is not a first-time event. Aramine previously represented the brand and helped establish a Normet presence in the territory. “When the opportunity presented itself to rekindle a relationship with a world-class OEM supplier of underground utility equipment, we thought immediately of Normet,” said Marc Melkonian, co-president of Aramine. Negotiations reportedly proceeded systematically, ending in the current agreement.