Paris, 03/19/2020 – In the context of the health crisis we are going through, the Optorg group wants to assure all of its stakeholders of its commitment to guarantee the health and safety of its teams, customers and partners, while striving to find solutions to ensure continuity of service and information during this period.
Optorg and its subsidiaries are present in around thirty countries, in Africa and in Europe, variously affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Wherever we can, our sales and services activities remain assured, under conditions that comply with the directives of the World Health Organization, to minimize the risks for our employees and customers.
Measures taken in this regard include:
- Systematization on all our sites of enhanced hygiene and cleaning measures;
- Intensive communication on barrier measures to make everyone aware of it;
- Employee information on the Covid-19 and the need to consult a doctor for anyone with symptoms;
- The establishment of a period of isolation for employees who have traveled in risk areas and the restriction of non-essential travel;
- The use of flexible working methods, in particular rotation and teleworking when possible.
This last point can lead to changes in the opening hours of our services. These operating hours are communicated by the subsidiaries on their websites.
In countries where we had to temporarily close our agencies, we provide phone and online support. Again, all the information can be found on the websites of our subsidiaries.
As the situation changes every day, we ensure daily monitoring and management to adapt our activity to the context in each country. We will continue to report regularly on new measures that may be adopted in response to the crisis. In the meantime, our teams remain available to answer any questions.
We would like to take advantage of this communication to thank our teams, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders for their support during this difficult period.
To produce locally construction machinery adapted to the needs of the regional market: it is with this objective that Tractafric Equipment launched a major project to build an equipment assembly unit in Cameroon.
The complex, located in the industrial-port area of Kribi, in southern Cameroon, will produce machines from the SEM range, which is the second brand of Caterpillar.
The unit should be operational next spring, with the aim of initially producing 250 machines per year, which could be increased later according to market needs.
This machine assembly unit is a first not only in Cameroon but in Central Africa.
On 7 November, Optorg inaugurated in Douala a cycle of exchanges on mobility in Africa: the African Mobility Meetings.
How to develop mobility to accompany regional integration, this was the question asked to the speakers. The interventions can now be found on the site mobilite.africa.
The exchange will soon continue in three other major African capitals: Accra on December 4, Abidjan on December 11 and Casa on December 19.
On October 16th 2019, Optorg and its Tractafric brand celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary. A century of adventures, international trade and developments that have evolved with the movements of History.
A true epic to relive through three media: a book, a film and an exhibition, available on a dedicated mini-site.
Accompany young Africans in the acquisition of a know-how highly valued on the job market: it is with this ambition that Tractafric Equipment has just launched the Caterpillar e-learning program “Technicians for Africa” in six countries:, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, DRC, Rwanda and Morocco,.
This free program gives anyone interested in a career as a technician the opportunity to train via the platform techniciansforafrica.caterpillaruniversity.com. Eighteen modules provide basic skills in safety and electrical, hydraulic and power transmission systems.
For participants who successfully complete the course, it is awarded with a certificate of aptitude – a first-rate recognition, providing strong professional prospects for graduates.