PowerScreen Opens Support Center in Dominican Republic

Location will serve customers in wide geographic region.

June 23, 2011
CDR Staff

Powerscreen of Florida, a dealer of aggregate processing equipment made by Ireland-based Powerscreen, has opened a new support center in the Dominican Republic.

The center has been established to offer improved product availability and support to customers in the region, according to the long-time Powerscreen dealership, which was founded in 1984 by Denis Grant. Powerscreen of Florida has “earned a reputation as a leader in the sales, rental and aftermarket support of crushing and screening equipment in Florida, Georgia, the Caribbean, and Latin America,” according to a Powerscreen news release.

Caption: Powerscreen of Florida Rafi Bournigal (Vice President), Denis Grant (President) 

& Richard Grant (President)

The Lakeland, Fla.-based dealership has added locations in its 27-year history, and now has support centers in Atlanta, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

After growing steadily in the 1990s and early 2000s, the company hired Rafael Bournigal to develop sales in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The warehouse and support center in the Dominican Republic will operate under the name of a newly-formed company, Powerscreen Caribbean. Its goal is to maintain a staff and offer full parts inventory, a service department and a complete stock of equipment available for sale or rent.

Powerscreen Caribbean customer Constructora Hermanos Yarull has bought 10 machines in the past year, deploying much of that equipment at a Barrick gold quarry. “Our relationship with Powerscreen Caribbean/Powerscreen of Florida started many years ago through Rafael Bournigal,” says Constructora Hermanos owner Pedro Yarull .

“This company has great equipment, excellent after-sales service and personnel who care about the success of the customer,” Yarull continues. “We have many Powerscreen products, including a Premiertrak jaw crusher, three impactors, three Powerscreen Titan 1800 screen plants, three Powerscreen Chieftain Rinsers and many more. These machines are critical in our construction projects, including a major contract we have in the Barrick gold mine in the city of Maimon, Dominican Republic. This company is our main crushing and screening plant supplier and we will continue to work with them.”

Santiago, Dominican Republic-based Ferreteria Ochoa is among the largest concrete block producers in the Dominican Republic and Latin America. Diego Olivares, Managing Director, has purchased a new Powerscreen Chieftain 1400 track machine for his company.

Ferreteria has acquired numerous machines from Powerscreen of Florida in the past several years, including the Warrior 1800 and the 4242SR. “We are very happy with the equipment and the honesty of the staff,” Olivares says of Powerscreen Caribbean/Powerscreen of Florida,

More information on Powerscreen crushing, screening or washing products can be found at www.powerscreen.com. Powerscreen is part of the Terex Materials Processing segment of Terex Corp., Westport, Conn.