Lodi Company are constantly expanding into new areas, gaining new partners and formulating new offerings. These exciting developments only serve to increase our specialised knowledge and experience, to the benefit of every client. Whilst we appreciate that not every bit of news that is important to the Lodi team will be of interest to our clients, we also understand the importance of keeping customers aware of significant developments and projects.
Osh Kosh Refurbishment Programme for Morocco Armed Force (FAR)
Lodi engineers will manage the soon to be launched Osh Kosh truck refurb programme for Morocco Armed forces.
The Lodi team of vehicle technicians and automotive specialists, working on the Morocco FAR Wheeled Vehicle Maintenance programme for the Van Vliet Group, have completed the first phase inspection of Oshkosh M911 Heavy Equipment Transporters. Lodi have been contracted to manage the refurbishment project in a local facility. The sheer size of the vehicles will make this a very challenging project with major potential operational and cost benefits for the Moroccan Government.
Development of Vehicle Spare Parts Operation for Dutch truck supplier
Lodi are working with Van Vliet trucks in 2011, to develop a new spare parts operation which aims to double parts turnover.
Following an assessment of their existing parts operation by Lodi, Van Vliet Trucks Holland, has contracted Lodi to implement their proposed development plan. The parts department will be strengthened by the recruitment of parts sales and systems staff. The programme will include a reorganisation of functions to optimise staff performance, the introduction of inventory management systems and ISO 900 based process management and the development of an international sales and marketing plan.
Morocco FAR – Workshop Facility Opening
The Morocco Armed Forces wheeled vehicle central workshop is now operational
The Maintenance Facility development, which has been designed and project managed by a Lodi team of engineers, is believed to be the largest and most modern facility in North Africa. The workshop has the capability to maintain up to 6,000 military wheeled vehicles from small sedans to tank transporters. Dedicated Management systems have been developed by Lodi to ensure operational efficiency and a Lodi team of automotive specialists will train and develop FAR technicians to deliver a consistently high standard of maintenance. The facility is scheduled to complete ISO 9001 certification before the end of 2012 and will undertake tank transporter and 4x4 vehicle reconditioning programmes alongside of the ongoing maintenance of the Moroccan Armed Forces vehicle fleet.
(For security reasons Lodi is not able to show pictures of the actual facility)
Appointment of an Overseas Operations Manager
Lodi appoints a new Overseas Operations Manager to develop the Company’s vehicle workshop business in Africa
On July 1st 2012 Tim Jordan joined Lodi as overseas Operations Manager. Tim is a qualified Engineer and served as a senior officer with the British Army. He is a vastly experience Automotive Project Manager and has recently left a demanding post in Bahrain where he was Head of Transport for the Police for 12 years. Tim will lead Lodi’s drive to develop a network of fleet focused service centres in specific African markets. Lodi Centres will deliver a consistent International standard of maintenance and fleet management services to local fleet operators at a fair price and where they need them most.
Rwanda Defence Force - United Nations Fleet
Lodi supplying Trucks, Trailers and Spare parts to the Rwanda Defence Force for the United Nations in South Sudan.
Lodi have been awarded a contract to supply 32 utility trucks, 35 heavy trailers and spare parts to the Rwanda Defender Force to be used with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The trucks and trailers are reconditioned ex-NATO military stock trucks fitted with new utilities bodies and include; fuel and water tankers, waste disposal vehicles, heavy and light recovery trucks, mobile maintenance vehicles and refrigeration units. Lodi will also be providing, equipment, technicians and spare parts to support the fleet and ensure all assets are maintained and play an effective part in developing the country’s infrastructure.