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After winning SDLG’s Reliable Skills social media competition last year, Moroccan machine operator Abdellah Benkaaiba has attended a bespoke, two-day training programme, including site optimisation, from an expert SDLG instructor.

Last year, SDLG ran a social media campaign called ‘Reliable Skills’. It gave machine operators across Africa the chance to win a two-day operator training programme at their worksite.
The response was overwhelming; over 4,000 operators from 20 African countries participated. On October 31st, one lucky operator was drawn: Abdellah Benkaaiba, an excavator operator from Casablanca, Morocco.

Abdellah and four of his colleagues recently attended the training programme, led by an expert SDLG instructor. The training was especially adapted to Abdellah’s equipment and worksite – a pipe laying project just outside Casablanca. It included segments involving observation, theory, safety, practical implementation and worksite optimisation.
Over two inspiring days, Abdellah and his colleagues developed their operator skills and learned how to take advantage of all the fantastic features in the machines. “What we learn here today can really help me in my work,” said one of the operators. “The career possibilities are unlimited. I hope to do this for the rest of my life.”

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For further information please contact:

Ilkay Fidan Oliver Halls
Business Director Hub South SDLG PR Support, Sales Region EMEA
t: +46 165 418 633 Tel: +44 207 923 5860
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About SDLG:
Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd., (known as Lingong) is one of China’s leading manufacturers of construction equipment, which it produces under the SDLG brand. It is one of the world’s leading suppliers (by volume) of wheel loaders. The company’s headquarters are in Linyi, China, and it has an additional manufacturing facility in Pederneiras, Brazil.
SDLG products are targeted at the value segment and are known for their reliability and robust performance on site. The company has an established and experienced dealer network in the export markets in which it operates. This network is dedicated to providing excellent parts availability. Lingong was founded in 1972 and currently employs 3,150 people.