THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Synergy Design and Production has announced it has inked a deal to become the exclusive distributor of AHT all-aluminum liftgates in Canada and the US.
Synergy builds lightweight medium-duty trucks including its SynergyLite Green Truck. Austrian company AHT claims to be the world’s only manufacturer of lightweight, all-aluminum liftgates as well as a manufacturer of hydraulic equipment. It constructs its liftgates of high-tensile aluminum alloy.
“AHT is the only company in the world that manufactures an all-aluminum liftgate. Our partnership with Synergy Design & Production is the perfect combination of their lightweighting strategies and our liftgates. We are proud that they will be our exclusive, authorized distributor in the United States and Canada,” announced AHT president Walter Weber.
“We have been using AHT’s liftgates for many years on our patent pending SynergyLite Green Trucks, and coupled with our lightweighting strategies utilizing aluminum and recycled composite materials, AHT liftgates have saved our customers a substantial amount of unneeded weight on their vehicles,” added Ralph Haire, managing partner, Synergy Design. “Compared with steel liftgates you typically see on trucks, AHT’s all-aluminum liftgates help us significantly reduce the weight of the vehicles while still keeping the payloads high, which has saved our customers millions of dollars in fuel costs and other ancillary areas such as eliminating DoT fees. The life-cycle of these trucks is also longer because aluminum does not rust or corrode like steel and wood which also translates to faster ROIs.”
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