Chinese manufacturer Sany has announced the appointment of Equipment Depot as its primary distribution partner for the Americas market. Officers from Equipment Depot, a Houston-based rental company and material handling specialist with 35 locations in the United States, and Sany America formally recognized this partnership last month at Sany’s third annual dealer summit in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
At the summit, attended by more than 200 customers and dealers, Sany recognized its top global dealers and introduced its new H9 Reachstacker. Doug Friesen, Sany America CEO, and David Turner, Equipment Depot president and CEO, signed the multi-year agreement, witnessed by Jonathan Hesener, vice president of sales for Equipment Depot; Robert Schafer, vice president of sales for Sany Port Machinery and Richard Umstead, director of dealer sales for Sany.
“Our hard work has culminated in this moment where two industry leaders have committed to a long-term partnership,” said Umstead.
“We have focused on finding a partner that understands the value of customer support,” said Schafer. “Equipment Depot is a unique company, committed to re-imagining the material handling industry with a mission to provide the best service to customers. With $500 in annual sales, supported by 750 highly skilled service technicians and 180 sales professionals, Equipment Depot is a strong partner and best positioned to grow with us in the future.”
“We are excited about our new partnership with Sany and growing the port machinery market throughout our 1500-mile footprint,” said Turner. “By expanding our product offerings, we will improve the value we provide customers as a one-stop shop to meet all their equipment and service needs. Sany has become a global equipment leader in a very short time and is highly committed to making a significant investment for growing the Americas market.”
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