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UniCarriers Americas hosts dealer conference

Lift truck manufacturer gathers lift truck dealers throughout the Americas at conference and unveils new light-duty walkie pallet truck


December 4, 2015
by MM&D Online Staff

MARENGO, Illinois—UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) and its dealers recently gathered at the Delano Las Vegas for the company’s 2015 All Americas Dealer Meeting.

Themed “A Powerful Partnership,” company officials and dealer representatives explored the past, present and future of their partnership, and the opportunities to be created by the company’s pending acquisition by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI). The one-and-a-half-day conference drew more than 200 dealer principals and general managers from Canada to Argentina and covered all aspects of business operations including sales and marketing, product development, manufacturing and aftermarket parts and service.

Among the featured speakers were Akira “Alex” Shiki, president and COO of Tokyo-based UniCarriers Corporation, and economist Stephen Miller, professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Shiki addressed the state of UniCarriers’ global business, and the planned investment and strategic initiatives moving forward in partnership with MHI. Miller provided insight into the future economic environment in which UniCarriers and dealer partners will operate.

UniCarriers Americas President, Anthony Salgado, articulated the vision for UniCarriers’ future—a company committed to increasing the value it delivers to customers, dealers and shareholders through continuing improvement in all facets of the business.

Dealers were treated to a first look at the industry’s newest light-duty walkie pallet truck, the UniCarriers WLX, a 4,500-pound, AC-powered lift truck that combines the tightest turning radius and the highest raised fork height in the industry.

“UniCarriers Americas’ aggressive go-to-market strategy is impressive,” said Tony Sessa, president of CFE Equipment, an award-winning UniCarriers Americas Dealership located in Norfolk, Virginia. “And coupled with the changes expected with the MHI merger, I am even more confident about the future. The meeting was an informative and valuable experience.”