Palfinger has appointed Vancouver, British Columbia, based Falcon Equipment as the exclusive distributor in Western Canada for its range of lifting equipment, which includes loader cranes, timber/recycling cranes, hooklifts, skiploaders, truck mounted forklifts, railway systems and access platforms. The territory includes the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as the Yukon territory.
Falcon Equipment was established in 1988 and has until now sold Hiab loader cranes but says that it will continue to provide support for the cranes it has previously sold. The company also handles National Crane boom trucks, Maeda spider and mini crawler cranes, Dieci telehandlers and Shuttlelift carry deck cranes. It has been expanding rapidly this month opening new locations in Alberta and British Columbia in the past six months. In total it operates from five branches - Surrey/Vancouver and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Laduc in Alberta, Regina in Saskatchewan and Winnipeg in Manitoba.
Palfinger chief executive Andreas Klauser said: “Palfinger’s goal is to always provide each customer with the perfect solution – a quality standard that we share with Falcon Equipment. I am happy that we will be working together from now on. This cooperation will enlarge our footprint in Canada by a couple of sizes.”
Falcon founder and chief executive Rick Kielan added: “Palfinger is a manufacturer that meets our high standards of quality and service. Our customers will appreciate this new partnership.”
“We realise that this change may not be easy, but it will give us the opportunity to better serve our customers by being able to provide them with a lower total cost of ownership. We have always held ourselves to our core values, honesty, integrity, team work, confidence (with humility), and hard work, and we will continue to do so as we transition into this new chapter of Falcon’s future. Our growth strategy for Falcon is aggressive, but it’s well thought out and we are excited for what’s ahead.”
“While we will no longer be the official distributor for Hiab, we will continue to work with all current and future customers to ensure that their equipment is supported and serviced.”