Linde Material Handling (LMH) has appointed Eazi Access as their exclusive distributor for South Africa.
As one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment specialising in industrial trucks, fleet management, driver assistance systems and service offerings, LMH found that Easy Access’ approach and commitment to provide innovative, safe, bespoke access and material-handling solutions, 15 year track record and 13 branch national footprint, made them a perfect partner.
Marcus Green, Eazi’s General Manager for Rental & Sales Support, says the two companies share the same ethical values and high technical standards.
“Eazi Access is a premium brand distributor that offers a differentiated service offering to our customers and LMH is known worldwide as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of forklifts. Partnering with this brand is an extension of what we’ve done with other industry leaders like JLG, Magni, Maeda and JCB,” he explains.
What the new partnership entails
Marcus explained that the partnership with LMH will advance its business offering in four areas:
“Our fleet: We’ll be making over 50 new products available to our customers. Forklifts are only one of LMH’s areas of expertise and the warehousing opportunities we can tap into (such as lithium ion and robotic options) can further differentiate our technical abilities.
“Our growth: Leveraging the forklift market in South Africa gives us the chance to grow not only our turnover but also our range of rental, sales, training and service options to our customers.
“Our industries: The enhanced product range presents the opportunity to penetrate mining, heavy and light industries as a single point of contact – a one-stop-shop – for our customers, across various sectors.
“Our innovation: As a brand we are always looking at new ways to be at the forefront of technology so that we can provide safer and more customer-focused solutions – a characteristic we share with the LMH team.
“This will help us become an even more customer-focused household brand,” Marcus says.
An impressive range of machines
LMH maintains a wide variety of advanced engineered machine types, each designed with safety, efficiency and productivity in mind. These include:
- Diesel, LPG and electric counterbalanced lift trucks, designed to carry loads between 1.4t & 18t.
- Electric reach trucks that provide versatile narrow-aisle handling, ergonomically designed operator facilities, compact robot-welded chassis and great uptime ratios.
“The combined elements of a solution-based approach from a wide range of ‘famous brands’, flexible purchase and rental options and highly trained staff have successfully grown the business despite the current generally poor economic conditions. This is particularly the case in the Cape where we have supplied such diverse industries as the film and entertainment sectors with premium access and materials handling equipment.
“This new partnership allows us to provide an even wider product offering to our customers. For LMH it was critical to partner with a brand that is growing into a full Africa solutions provider and able to maximise African opportunities. With Eazi Access, Linde Material Handling can rest assured they are partnering with a customer-focused, solutions-driven business,” he concludes.