Haulotte North America Opens California Branch

In September, Haulotte North America opened the doors to its new California branch based in Long Beach, and hosted both 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.”

During the inauguration event, Alexandre Saubot, CEO of Haulotte Group, cut the ribbon of the California branch, which will serve as a machine distribution center, and offered a toast to the attending employees.

The new branch will expand current inventory, and machines will be ready to ship out immediately.

U.S. General Manager Shawn Boone said, “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.”

The third annual Open Days event had over 20 customers in attendance, and kicked off with a reception dinner at the Renaissance hotel in downtown Long Beach. Customers attended a brief presentation highlighting the current North American market and upcoming ANSI changes, and then rotated through several stations of Haulotte Service workshops including an overview of the DIAG tool, the North American training offer, and E-Services.

Haulotte Financial Services also hosted a workshop for customers to learn more about its program and various offerings. Customers were then welcomed at the new Long Beach branch where they were able to tour the facility and rotate through various equipment demonstration areas. The event concluded with a special trip to a Los Angeles Angels baseball game.

Boone said, “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, Virginia.”

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