SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Kion North America Corporation awarded top dealers based on 2018 performance at its 2019 Dealer Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. The 2019 Dealer Meeting gave dealers the opportunity to be the first in the industry to see the new full line of warehouse equipment that Linde Material Handling will release in North America.
The top honour, the President’s Award, was awarded to Bravo Montacargas for achieving the highest total combined sales for lift trucks and parts.
The Sales Excellence Award went to the dealers who had top sales/order intake in their perspective region of North America. The Sales Excellence Award for Canada was awarded to Montreal-based Elevex. In the United States, Wisconsin Lift Truck received the Sales Excellence Award and Bravo Montacargas took home the award for top sales in Mexico/Caribbean.
The Palmetto Award was awarded to Kion North America dealers who met or exceeded their annual market plan goals. Elevex (formerly Manutention Quebec) and Quebec-based Equipments Industries BDL, were joined by Bravo Montacargas, Carson Industries, Glacier Forklift & Equipment, Global Equipment, Granite Industrial Machinery, Industrial Parts and Service Co., Inc., Industrial Parts Warehouse – Lift Techs, Inter Price Logistica, Kensar Equipment, Larry T. Weiss Company, Lift Parts Service, Matthai Material Handling, Pennwest Industrial Trucks, LLC, The Lilly Company and Wisconsin Lift Truck.
The Class Act Award was given to dealers who purchased trucks in each of the five classes. Class Act Award recipients are as follows: Carson Industries, Elevex, Multi-Batteries and Forklift, Corp., and Wisconsin Lift Truck.
The following dealers joined the 100 Club for ordering over 100 trucks in 2018: Bravo Montacargas, Bennett Material Handling, Hansler Industries, Industrial Parts and Service Co., Inc., Elevex, Matthai Material Handling, Pennwest Industrial Trucks, LLC, Concord-Ontario’s RI-GO Lift Truck, Select Equipment Sales and Wisconsin Lift Truck. For ordering just below that 100 truck mark, Inter Price Logistica was awarded the “Merit Award.”
Select Equipment Sales received the Baoli Dealer of the Year Award for selling the most Baoli brand trucks.