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Jungheinrich expands its Canadian presence

MONTREAL, Que. -- - The Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corporation is teaming up with Hewitt quipement Limite to expand ...

MONTREAL, Que. — – The Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corporation is teaming up with Hewitt quipement Limite to expand its presence in the Canadian lift truck marketplace. Hewitt is a leading supplier of industrial vehicles and equipment for a wide range of industries.

As part of this relationship, Hewitt has announced a major dedication of its resources to the narrow-aisle and warehouse markets with the creation of a new Warehouse Solutions Group.

The Hewitt narrow-aisle and warehouse solutions group will be supplying integrated solutions in Qubec and Ontario through Hewitt quipement in Qubec and Hewitt’s subsidiary, Hewitt Material Handling in Ontario.

Rick Leroux, vice president of material handling at Hewitt states, “The new group will provide three warehouse-dedicated products: lift trucks that will include among other vehicle brands, Jungheinrich’s Class 1, 2 and 3 trucks, a full array of racking systems and warehouse accessories.”

He adds, “With these capabilities, our narrow-aisle and warehouse solutions group will offer solutions that are tailored to our customers’ needs. Hewitt will be the one-stop supplier for highly productive, energy and space efficient warehouse material handling solutions.

Leroux explains, “The narrow-aisle and warehouse products markets are important to our customers as they expand their operations and invest in fast and reliable material handling systems. This is why our objective is to meet the material handling needs of our customers. Hewitt will continue to have a strong lift truck presence in Classes 1 through 5 throughout Qubec and Ontario. Lift trucks are a core component of any logistics plan. Applying proven warehouse design solutions with Hewitt’s lift truck expertise is how we see adding value to our customers’ operations.”

Founded in 1952, Hewitt presently operates 14 branches in Ontario and Qubec from their headquarters in Montral, QC. Hewitt owns several other subsidiaries besides Hewitt Material Handling, including Atlantic Tractor and Equipment Ltd., Hewitt Rental, Inc., and Montral Hydraulique, Inc.

Hewitt acquired Montral Hydraulique in 2004, an authorized Jungheinrich lift truck dealer. Montral Hydraulique has been one of the most successful Jungheinrich lift truck dealers in North America for almost nine years. Located in Saint-Hubert, QC, near Montral, Montral Hydraulique also specializes in pneumatic and hydraulic component systems sales and repairs, as well as cylinder manufacturing for the Qubec marketplace.

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