Ahern International, the distribution division owned by Don Ahern, officially launches its latest entity, Ahern Argentina. Located in Buenos Aires, Ahern Argentina is the eighth Ahern International business, joining Ahern Australia, Ahern Canada, Ahern Chile, Ahern Deutschland, Ahern Ibérica, Ahern Ireland, and Ahern Japan, and is the second Ahern International entity in Latin America. Focused on supporting the Argentine market, the company specializes in sales, service and spare parts for Xtreme Manufacturing telehandlers, Snorkel aerial work platforms, and Ruthmann Bluelift tracked spider lifts.
Operating from a newly refurbished 2,000 square-meter (21,500 square feet) facility in Tigre, which is in the north of Buenos Aires, Ahern Argentina holds a significant stock of new machines and genuine OEM-spare parts. The facility, which sits on the Panamericana freeway, incorporates three buildings, which include a showroom and offices, spare parts warehouse, workshops for pre-delivery inspections, repairs and rebuilds, and warehousing for new equipment, as well as a large 5,000-square-meter (53,900 square feet) yard.
Under the direction of Brody McFarland, Vice President – Latin America for Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel, Ahern Argentina employs a local team of six people, which includes three sales representatives, a technical manager, a service technician and a customer service representative.
The official opening of the Ahern Argentina business was celebrated today with a grand opening ceremony and customer party, held at the facility.
“Following the success of our Ahern Chile location that was opened in 2015, Argentina was the natural next step for us in terms of customer demand,” McFarland said. “We are tremendously grateful for the continued, kind support we have received from our customers in this territory and hope that this investment will help us to exceed their expectations further.”
Xtreme Manufacturing & Snorkel CEO, Matthew Elvin, added, “We are very excited to be setting down roots in Argentina, where we have a well-established and loyal customer base already. This investment is for the long-term, with the goal of helping our customers to be even more successful, through the immediate availability of new machines and spare parts, as well as fast access to technical support. I would like to thank Brody and the team for their efforts in setting up Ahern Argentina and this wonderful facility.”
As part of the grand opening activities, Ahern Argentina also launched its dedicated website at www.ahernargentina.com.ar. Available in both Spanish and English, visitors can browse the entire product lines of Xtreme, Snorkel and Ruthmann Bluelift products, and submit a quick-online quote request, as well as access technical manuals and contact information.
For more information on Ahern Argentina, please visit www.ahernargentina.com.ar.