SMT Ghana | Training on Volvo P7820D paver for QGMI technicians

SMT Ghana conducted a 5-day training for QGMI operators, technicians and equipment managers on their recently acquired Volvo paver model P7820D.

The training was to acquaint the operators with the new Volvo paver P7820D, to enable the safe operation and the efficient utilisation on their road construction projects of 100 kilometres of roads within the Northern, North East and Savannah regions.

The training included theoretical as well as on-the-job practical training, enhancing understanding of the machine systems and functions, controls, features and daily/weekly maintenance. 12 people participated.

Lead facilitator was Thattaruparambil Narayana Abhaikumar, Volvo Application Engineer Paving and Compaction for EMEA, based in Germany. He was assisted by the SMT Ghana team including Leonardo Aguiar, SMT Technical Director, Jasper Agbakpe, SMT Training Manager and some SMT Service Managers and Technicians.

In a post-training interview, Leonardo Aguiar said conducting such training for clients upon purchase of a product is an important ritual by Volvo Truck and SMT Ghana to update clients to keep up with the current trend on specifications on construction equipment and trucks.
He was optimistic such technical training will boost maximum utilization of products for a good return on investment.

At SMT Ghana we are not just concerned about profit but rather ensuring the utmost satisfaction of customers’ needs. We do this as a commitment to the aftersales service of our products to ensure the equipment are always in good conditions for maximum gains
— Leonardo Aguiar - Technical Director, SMT Ghana

On his part, Matheus Hardi, Equipment Manager QGMI, commended the Volvo and SMT Ghana for investing in aftersales service to give adequate support to customers.
He disclosed that as a construction company it has partnered SMT Ghana over the years for their quality construction equipment which are reliable, hardworking, robust, cost-effective, easy to operate and fuel-efficient that helps meet specific operational requirements.

About SMT Ghana

SMT Ghana is the official Distributor of Volvo Construction Equipment, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Penta, SDLG range of equipment and Dongfeng Trucks. SMT Ghana is based in Accra with subsidiaries in Kumasi, Tamale and Tarkwa.

About QGMI

QGMI is a global infrastructure group specialised in the development, structuring and implementation of infrastructure projects.