Powerscreen distributor in European Russia, Kwintmadi-Lonmadi, has been helping local contractors fulfill material requirements in advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in the southern city of Sochi on the Black Sea coast.

Kwintmadi-Lonmadi was appointed as a distributor in 2011 and in its first year has been awarded the prestigious title of "Powerscreen Dealer of the Year, 2012." Its first customer to have purchased a Powerscreen® XA400S jaw crusher is heavily involved in the preparations for the Olympic Games, having won various contracts in Sochi.

KarierServise ltd. is a renowned construction company with many years of experience in the local market. The owner founded the company as a small operation with just one machine on a building site but the business has since grown to handle large contracts, often requiring multiple machines.

"As we have expanded our business we have learned the importance of working with a strong partner who can offer us reliable equipment backed up by good service. In advance of purchasing the machines for the Sochi contracts, I personally checked the equipment and was reassured by the service and support provided by Kwintmadi-Lonmadi," said the owner.

The XA400S was selected as the most suitable machine for the marlstone application which required 0-125mm of crushed stone from an average feed size of 600 mm. When the XA400S was put to work in the Sochi area quarry, the customer’s expectations were exceeded by the output capabilities of the machine.

The customer continued, "Usually we find that the maximum output potential quoted in sales materials is based on a set of ideal circumstances which is often difficult to achieve. But so far the XA400S has given us at least 10% more than we expected." While operators were achieving reasonable output levels, they felt that the crusher was capable of more if it had larger equipment feeding it. So to feed the appetite of the XA400S, the customer decided to buy bigger excavators; they have since calculated regular outputs of 440 tonnes per hour (493 US tph). Satisfied with the machine’s reliability and the supportive service from Kwintmadi-Lonmadi, the customer bought an additional two Powerscreen machines – a Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 screen and a Powerscreen Metrotrak HA jaw crusher. KarierServise ltd. also has plans to buy more machines in 2013 which will allow the company to win larger contracts and generate more return for their investment.