Hyster Europe has announced details of the new network of Hyster dealers in France, after the conclusion of the previous arrangement with importer Manuloc.
Ten new dealers have been named, supported by a dedicated team of six Hyster major accounts managers.
"A wide range of tough Hyster materials handling equipment will be easily accessible to demanding operations across France through the new distribution partners, most of which are independent, exclusive Hyster dealers," says Christophe Maillet, VP network development EMEA for Hyster Europe. "Used, refurbished and rental trucks will also be available, alongside spare parts."
"Hyster is taking a completely new strategy in France and has appointed two Hyster dealers dedicated to supporting customers in port and terminal applications, as well as several regional dealers to serve specific local areas," he continues. "All are highly experienced with good existing relationships with their customers."
The port and terminal dealers are Marseille-based port specialist dealer Solomat and SNM Manutention.
Regionally, AMS Accu Manutention Services will cover most parts of Paris, with Orleans-based SRB Blanchard serving the Southern Paris area and Manu 18 looking after central France.
Covering the Alps is dealer Marcelli, with G2A covering the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur area, from sites close to Marseille and Avignon.
The South West of France, from the Pyrenees to Bordeaux passing through Toulouse, will be taken care of by Adour Manutention. The western part of the country will be covered by Giffard.
On 1 August, Colvemat will start to cover the North and East of France, to Lyon, as well as the area surrounding Montpellier and Perpignan in the South. It will also cover Luxembourg with its branch Elwe, and serve the ports in Strasbourg, Calais, and Dunkirk, as well as the Port Autonome (Luxembourg). "With enhanced local support for customers, we are excited to introduce a new strategy that will help to bring us closer to the operations using Hyster trucks across industry," says Maillet.