By Mike Cunningham
Leavitt Machinery, a forklift dealer based in Surrey, British Columbia, has acquired Reliable Forklift, completed Jan 1. Reliable was founded in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson and has continued steady growth. Its acquisition by Leavitt, one of North America’s largest material handling equipment dealers will strengthen Reliable’s resources to enable strategic growth within Arizona.
“Our people continue to be the foundation of the fabulous business we have built from our full-service branch location in Phoenix, Ariz.," said Don Carlson, president of Reliable.
“Our executive team is excited to have Reliable join Leavitt Machinery and build on a solid presence in the Arizona marketplace,” said Leavitt Machinery president Tom Leavitt. “Reliable is well-known in the industry for having a great reputation with customers and vendors alike and a hard-working dedicated team of people. We are going to plug some resources into key areas of their business that will enable them to continue to strengthen their position in the market. Our companies share similar values, work ethic and understand the importance of customer service.”
Based in Phoenix, Reliable Forklift Sales LLC. provides materials handling equipment sales, rentals, parts, service, maintenance programs and operator training to a diverse customer base including automotive, logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage, construction, and retail applications. Reliable employs more than 40 staff including service technicians, operator trainers, sales, and service as well as parts personnel out of its Phoenix location. Reliable is an authorized dealer in Arizona for Doosan and Linde forklifts, Donkey truck-mounted forklifts, Sellick rough terrain forklifts, Combilift 4-Way directional forklifts, and Skyjack and Genie aerial work platforms and telehandlers.
Leavitt Machinery is one of the fastest growing materials handling equipment dealers in North America. With more than 38 locations in North America, including dedicated service branches and training centers, Leavitt Machinery offers new and used equipment sales, short- and long-term rentals, emergency and preventative maintenance, safety training and parts support. Leavitt Machinery provides a wide variety of equipment options and services for every application. The team of dedicated representatives at Leavitt Machinery are constantly striving to provide cost effective and innovative solutions for our client’s applications.
For more on Leavitt Machinery, go to https://www.leavittmachinery.com