JLG opens sales and service facility in Singapore
By Maria Hadlow19 March 2009
JLG has opened a new sales and service facility in Jurong, Singapore. The facility is to become the JLG headquarters for retail sales, warranty, parts distribution, service and other Ground Support activities in the Asian market.
The new facility is part of JLG's policy to meet the growing demands for access equipment in Asia - in late 2008, it began work on a on a manufacturing facility in Tianjin, China which will produce machines specifically for the Asian market.
Craig Paylor, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of JLG Industries, said, "The Asian market has growth potential and JLG continues to concentrate efforts in those areas. With the opening of the new Singapore facility, JLG is better positioned to provide Ground Support, JLG's industry leading aftermarket sales and service support to the Asian market.
"This facility demonstrates JLG's continued commitment to growing our business with customers in Asia and will provide a significant competitive advantage as we prepare for long-term growth in aerial work platform sales throughout the region."
JLG has been selling equipment into the Asian market for many years, but has recognised the growing interest in aerial work platforms as productivity and safety enhancing tools for use in construction, manufacturing, industrial maintenance, aviation and shipbuilding industries.
Kelvin Wong, director of logistics for the Singapore Economic Development Board, said, "We are happy that JLG and Oshkosh have chosen Singapore to be home to its Centre of Excellence in Asia. This is a strong testimony to Singapore's attractiveness as both a strategic business gateway and regional distribution hub for businesses to serve the growing needs of customers throughout Asia."