Magni has appointed used equipment sales company Overseas Plant Exports (OPE) as its distributor for Ireland.
Founded in 1974 by Tim O’Sullivan, and now headed by his son Pat O’Sullivan, OPE specialises in the sale of used construction equipment and cranes. The company will be responsible for the sale and service of Magni telehandlers throughout all of Ireland from its location in Rhode, County Offaly.
To kick start its appointment, the company has ordered a large stock of Magni telehandlers including three 6,000kg/30 metre RTH 6.30 360 degree telehandlers and a number of the latest 15 and 19 metre fixed telehandlers launched earlier this year – see: New TH Magnis.
The company has also teamed up with Dan Daly, a director of service and inspection company Inspectec. Talking of the appointment, he said: “This is a very exciting new chapter for Pat and myself, when we got the news that we had been successful with our application to become a Magni distributor, we were very happy as Magni has a top-class reputation for innovation in telehandler design. With the new TH range of 15 and 19 metre units just launched we believe we have a complete line to compete at the highest level with the other established brands.”
Alex White, Magni’s sales and operations director for the UK and Ireland, added: “I have known Pat and Dan for a number of years and our paths have often crossed at trade shows all over the world. We had a number of interested parties for the Magni franchise in Ireland and we could have gone the normal route where we became part of a company’s portfolio but where some may see our appointment as a risk with OPE having no other franchises, I saw it as a massive opportunity to get real focus on the Magni brand in Ireland. This is already coming to fruition judging by the interest level and number of sales already concluded. OPE will also be stocking a large number of parts to give fast turnaround in the event of breakdowns and will be looking after all Magni machines already in Ireland. I am very excited about the future and the opportunities for both companies.”