TRT Expands KOBELCO Distribution in Australia28 August 2020
On August 21st, 2020 Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) announced the expansion of the KOBELCO Crawler Crane sales and customer support network in Australia with the appointment of a sub-distributor for New South Wales and ACT, Baden Davis Crane Connection Pty Limited.
The Crane Connection will provide the full range KOBELCO Crawler Cranes in these States, 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.
Robert Carden, TRT’s Technical Director explains, “This appointment was a very natural development for TRT, especially for a product range that The Crane Connection are knowledgeable about. Our organisations work well together; we have a similar company ethos, outlook, and approach. Engineering and service is the backbone of both our businesses.”
“The Crane Connection is 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”, said Carden.
Anthony Davis from The Crane Connection explains, “The KOBELCO Crawler range fits perfectly with our 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.”
TRT will provide ongoing support and training to The Crane Connection team in relation to the KOBELCO range of product.
“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,” Davis said.
TRT were appointed the new KOBELCO Crawler Crane distributor for Australia, NZ and the Pacific region in February 2020. TRT are supporting the existing KOBELCO Crane customer network and supplying new cranes in Australia and New Zealand.