As cement equipment orders continue to decline, suppliers are considering other markets and services to ensure their future earnings. Offers of maintenance services, and packages that include these, seem to be becoming more popular within the industry.
A once buoyant market for the cement equipment, Africa, is becoming self-sufficient in terms of production, no longer carrying the baton in terms of Greenfield and brownfield expansions, hence requiring fewer orders. Yet despite lower orders across geographies, margins of equipment manufacturers stood on the floating line due to services offerings.
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