Haulotte North America officially opened its California branch on Sept. 23. The site will be located in Long Beach.
The branch hosted an internal ribbon-cutting ceremony and an inauguration event in conjunction with its 2019 Open Days for customers.
"We are excited to finally announce the opening of our Long Beach branch here in California," says Carlos Hernandez, Zone Manager for Americas. The opening has been part of our strategic plan for several years, in order to better serve customers, especially those on the west coast."
The location will serve as a machine distribution center.
In addition, Haulotte North America also hoested its third annual Open Days event with over 20 customers in attendance.
The event kicked off with a reception dinner at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Long Beach. The following morning, customers attended a brief presentation highlighting the current North American market and upcoming ANSI changes. Customers then rotated through several stations of Haulotte Service workshops including an overview of the DIAG tool, the North American training and e-services.
The company also hosted a workshop for customers to learn more about its financial services program and its various offerings. customers were then welcomed to the branch were they toured the new facility and rotate through various equipment demonstration areas.
"The event was a success; we were happy to share this moment with some of our top customers. The opening of this branch further signifies Haulotte’s commitment to the North American market and our pursuit of customer satisfaction. We hope the new branch will better facilitate customers in the West Coast and support our existing North American headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA," says U.S. general manager Shawn Boone. The new branch will expand current inventory and machines will be ready to ship out immediately. "One of the main goals of opening the branch in Long Beach is to cut down on transit time. We will be importing machines directly to the Port of Long Beach from our manufacturing facilities overseas in addition to our plant in Archbold, Ohio."