Snorkel has appointed Russian sales and rental company Arslift as distributor for the Russian Federation
Based in Nizhny Novgorod, Arslift operates a fleet of 300 boom and scissor lifts from 10 locations and five service centres. It will now be responsible for the sale of Snorkel’s access platforms, telehandlers and material lifts as well as providing service, support and spare parts.
Earlier this year, the company added 10 38ft Snorkel A38E all electric articulated boom lifts to its fleet, and it has also ordered a number of 26ft MB26J boom lifts, 46ft A46JRT articulated Rough Terrain boom lifts and a 49ft TL49J trailer lift.
Aleksandr Opolev, Arslift business development director, said: “We have been impressed with the Snorkel products in our fleet, as well as the support from Konstantin and the Snorkel team. As a specialist in this sector, we only partner with brands that we trust and believe in, and it gives me great pleasure to have formed this alliance with Snorkel. We look forward to developing our relationship further and representing them in our great region.”
Konstantin Kuvaldin, Snorkel territory manager for eastern Europe, added: “Arslift has an excellent nationwide footprint and a very strong reputation in the lifting equipment segment, making them a very promising distribution partner. Through the operation of their own rental fleet, they understand the importance of purchasing reliable equipment and the need for the fast availability of spare parts and local technical support, and I am confident that they can deliver a high level of service to our customers across the Russian Federation.”
Snorkel chief executive Matthew Elvin, added, “Russia is an important market as well a large geographical territory that requires a distribution partner with a branch network that can service customers in all areas. I believe that Arslift truly have this capability and look forward to working more closely with them in their new capacity as an official Snorkel distributor.”