Hyster Co. announced that Papé Material Handling, a division of the Papé Group, has expanded its territory coverage with the acquisition of Johnson Lift, a division of Johnson Machinery Co. The acquisition makes Papé Material Handling the authorized Hyster dealer in eight Southern California counties previously covered by Johnson Lift, as well as Yuma County in Western Arizona and the Baja Norte region of Mexico.
The transaction enables Papé Material Handling to grow its material handling business, having represented the Hyster brand for 23 years and receiving the Hyster Dealer of Distinction Award 21 times, more than any other dealer since the award’s inception.
“At Hyster, we are committed to staying ahead of our customers’ expectations,” said Bob Sattler, vice president of dealer development for Hyster Co. “Papé Material Handling shares this commitment and we are confident that they will continue to yield the expert service and support which our customers in these territories have come to expect. The transaction is yet another example of how our network of valued and experienced independent dealers keeps getting stronger – an invaluable resource for Hyster customers.”
“Our partnership with Hyster brings us great pride and positions us for even greater success as we expand our operations with the acquisition of Johnson Lift.
Johnson Machinery Co. will continue to own and operate its three other divisions: Johnson Machinery, Johnson Power and Ever-Pac.
Papé Material Handling is headquartered in Eugene, Ore., and provides sales, rental, finance, parts and service for customers within the materials handling, warehousing, shipping and freight handling industries, throughout seven western states. Papé Material Handling is also authorized dealer for Yale, Genie, Skyjack, JLG, Doosan, Crown Battery and others. Papé Material Handling is part of the Papé Group of Companies.