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TRT appoints KOBELCO sub distributor

With the appointment of TRT as its new distribution partner, Kobelco crawler cranes are set for a renewed approach to the market. Cranes and Lifting reports.

Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) has appointed Baden Davis Crane Connection as a sub distributor to expand the KOBELCO Crawler Crane sales and customer support network in Australia.

The Crane Connection will provide the full range of KOBELCO Crawler Cranes in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as service and parts support for cranes operating locally.

TRT will manage all product imports and will continue KOBELCO Crawler Crane distribution, parts and service across the rest of Australia.

It will also provide ongoing support and training to the Crane Connection team in relation to the KOBELCO range.

TRT Technical Director Robert Carden said the appointment was a natural development for the company, especially for a product range that The Crane Connection are knowledgeable about.

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“Our organisations work well together; we have a similar company ethos, outlook, and approach. Engineering and service is the backbone of both our businesses,” he said.

“The Crane Connection are already doing such a great job with distribution of our TIDD Pick and Carry Cranes, it was such a good fit for both companies. They have a sizeable service operation and facilities based in Sydney and we know they will provide excellent support for KOBELCO customers.”

Crane Connection Director Anthony Davis said the KOBELCO Crawler range fits with its existing product lines.

“We have tele crawlers and rough terrains, truck cranes and all terrains with Link Belt. We also look after the TIDD range of articulated pick and carries manufactured by TRT,” Davis said.

“We are working closely with the TRT teams in Australia and New Zealand.  We are also working directly with their Australian Crane Sales Manager, Troy Hand who has a high level of KOBELCO product knowledge.”

TRT were appointed the new KOBELCO Crawler Crane distributor for Australia, NZ and the Pacific region in February 2020.

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