Ahern International, part of the group that includes Snorkel and Xtreme telehandlers, opened its new Danish distribution subsidiary - Ahern Denmark - on Friday.
The business, which previously operated as KH Lift, was acquired by Ahern in April - see: Aheren acquires KH Lift. It is based in Vejle, where the company hosted the open house, with customers, suppliers and local dignitaries attending
The new company is the exclusive Danish distributor for Snorkel aerial work platforms, telehandlers and material lifts, along with Denka Lift and EuropeLift trailer lifts.
Since acquiring its majority stake in KH Lift, Ahern has invested in expanding the team to 12 employees, while increasing the inventory of new machines and spare parts, in order to ensure rapid delivery and improved product support.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by the deputy mayor of Vejle, Dan Arnløv Jørgensen, who officially declared Ahern Denmark open for business.
Xtreme Manufacturing/Snorkel and Ahern International chief executive Matthew Elvin, said: “Ahern Denmark is our ninth international distribution business since 2016, focused solely on the supply and support of new high reach and related equipment. It is our commitment to the Danish market that we are here for the long-term, dedicated to becoming a trusted partner to our rental and end-user customers.”
Ahern Denmark general manager Henrik Skibsted added: “I am extremely grateful to all of our valued customers, suppliers and stakeholders who have supported us with this launch, and we are committed to exceeding expectations in all aspects of our service offering. I would also like to thank Don Ahern, Matthew Elvin and the Ahern International team for their support in opening Ahern Denmark, who have helped us put in place the team and tools to deliver world-class service, which includes fast access to new machines, spare parts and technical support, to our valued and growing customer base.”
Ahern International is owned by Nevada based Don Ahern.