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SANY Heavy Port Machinery announces strategic partnership with Equipment Depot

SANY announces the appointment of Equipment Depot as its primary distribution partner for the Americas market. Officers from Equipment Depot and SANY America formally recognized this partnership on December 8, 2017, at the Third Annual Dealer Summit in Changsha, Hunan Provence, China.

At this Summit, attended by over 200 customers and dealers, SANY recognized its top global dealers and introduced the all-new H9 Reachstacker, one of the most technologically advanced products in the industry. Doug Friesen, SANY America CEO, and David Turner,
Equipment Depot president and CEO, signed the multiyear 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.

Umstead commented, “Our hard work has culminated in this moment where two industry leaders have committed to a long-term partnership.” Schafer added, “We have focused on finding a partner that understands the value of customer support. Equipment Depot is a unique company, committed to reimagining the material handling industry with a mission to provide the best service to customers.

With $500 million 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.”

Covering 13 states with 35 branches, Equipment Depot is America’s largest independent material handling and rental business. “We are excited about our new partnership with SANY and growing the port machinery market throughout our 1500-mile footprint. 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,” said Turner.