Ahern International has moved to new purpose built facilities in Osaka, Japan.
The new 500 square metre custom built facility is more than double the size of Ahern’s original Osaka branch allowing a large stock of new machines and spare parts to be held, while also including an expanded workshop for pre-delivery inspections and equipment repairs and rebuilds. The grand opening of the new facility included an open house event for customers and suppliers.
Established in 2000, Ahern Japan was formerly known as Snorkel Japan and has three locations in Osaka, Tokyo and Yokohama. The company distributes Snorkel aerial lifts, Instant UpRight scaffold towers and Ruthmann Bluelift spider lifts.
Ahern Japan managing director Masashi Sakuma said: “This is a significant and exciting development for Ahern Japan, which will enable us to meet the growing demand in this region for high reach equipment in the long term, and ensure we have the products and spare parts in stock locally to win reactive business. I would like to thank my team for their hard work and commitment to this relocation, while ensuring we maintained continued excellent service to our existing customers.”
Snorkel chief executive Matthew Elvin added: “It gives me great pleasure to open this fantastic brand new facility which is representative of our long term commitment to our customers, and provides a custom built environment for our valued team. This really sets the stage for how we plan to support this market in future, and I wish Masashi and the team continued success.”