Terex Cranes has appointed Modern Machinery Far East as its authorised distributor for Rough Terrain cranes of the far east of Russia.
The company will offer Terex cranes throughout the region, as well as providing product support and replacement parts for any machines throughout the Magadan and Sakhalin regions, Kamchatka territory, Chukotka autonomous region and Oymyakonsky Ulus of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
In order to manage that, it operates 20 service centres, all of which offer 24 hour support, with more than 350 fully trained service mechanics and a fleet of more than 140 technical support vehicles, including mobile workshops. It also aims to offer a constant availability on more than 90 percent of original ‘in demand’ spare parts for the brands it represents, which includes Manitou telehandlers and Sennebogen material handlers, but its main line is Komatsu earthmoving equipment.
The business was established 29 years ago in Magadan, Russia, by Modern Machinery of Spokane, Washington, to supply, repair and service equipment to more than 1,000 mining, construction, road, port, logging and municipal companies. The US based parent company sold the Russian Far East business to ISTK, the Komatsu dealer for the rest if Russia, in August 2019 but the Russian operation continues to trade as Modern Machinery.
Stephan Wijkmans, regional sales manager of Terex Rough Terrain cranes, said: “Modern Machinery is a welcome addition to the Terex Cranes family. Their extensive industry experience and impressive network of service centres means that we can count on them for reliable customer support. Terex Cranes has a wide range of reliable solutions for the lifting industry—this along with Modern Machinery’s excellent reputation across the Far East of Russia will be a huge advantage to the domination of the lifting market in the region. We look forward to a strong partnership in the future.”
Modern’s chief executive Daniil Shafeev added: “Modern Machinery is delighted to work with Terex Cranes to support customers in the Far East of Russia. We had felt that our product portfolio was not fully diversified with lifting equipment, which limited our potential. Currently, we are taking part in the biggest projects in mining and construction industry in our distribution area and planning to increase the volumes of complex support to our customers. The addition of Terex Cranes to our equipment portfolio will enable us to support our customer’s needs as their projects grow. We look forward to providing our customers with Terex Cranes equipment alongside our back up service, which is imperative in this industry.”