New distributor for OM Carrelli forklifts
Thursday, 10 July 2008
A new Australian distributor has been signed up in principle to handle the supply of OM Carrelli Elevatori forklifts into the country. Although known to Forkliftaction.com News, the party concerned has requested details to be withheld until all aspects of the contract have been finalised.
The Italian brand, owned by the Kion Group which also owns Linde and Still materials handling brands, was due to be distributed to the market by David Clayton of Forklifts Australia, but it appears that this agreement has since been terminated.
The original announcement appeared as a media release on the Forkliftaction.com website in February and stated that "SA Forklift Sales Pty Ltd has been appointed the National distributor for OM Carrelli materials handling products for Australia. Managing Director Mr David Clayton has confirmed they are now seeking metropolitan and regional distributors to commence trading in early 2008 Australia-wide."
Forkliftaction.com News has been unable to elicit comment from OM itself on reasons for the change in distributorship.
The brand is considered to be a high quality forklift in the mid-value tier, and if final agreement with the new distributor is concluded, will be officially launched to the Australian market around September/October this year.