Kobelco confirms Oceania distribution change

Kobelco Construction Machinery has confirmed that it has reached a mutual agreement with its crane dealer for the Oceania region - ACM - regarding the termination of their distribution partnership. The move follows our report earlier this week: See ACM and Kobelco to part.

The following statement issued by Kobelco is published in full below:

“Kobelco Construction Machinery of Tokyo, Japan and Australian Crane & Machinery of Melbourne in Australia have mutually agreed to terminate their dealership agreement covering Kobelco branded cranes in the Oceania region as of December 31, 2019. At this time, Kobelco is preparing to appoint a new dealer in the Oceania region whom we will introduce in the near future.”

“In the meantime, until we officially appoint a new dealer, Kobelco and ACM will cooperate with each other through the next several weeks to continue to provide Kobelco customers with the high level of technical support and parts supply that our end users expect, and to minimise any disruptions for owners of Kobelco cranes.”

“From February 1, 2020, we expect to have our new sales and product support dealer on-board and serving Kobelco crane users throughout the Oceania region.”

“Finally, we, Kobelco renew our commitment to develop and supply even better products to the marketplace and provide a product support system that exceeds the expectations of Kobelco crane owners in the Oceania region.”

“We appreciate the kind understanding of our valued Kobelco customers during this brief transition period.”