The company said in a statement: “After 58 years in business serving customers across Western Canada, we've seen first-hand the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic on the local businesses we are proud to serve. Increased lead times as a result of shipment delays, manufacturing delays, and component shortages have caused undue burden on Canadian businesses.

“Over the past two years, we have watched lead times increase and done our best to find solutions for our customers in need of swift material handling solutions. But we were at the same mercy of the international supply chain as every other supplier.

“As a service company first and foremost, we are committed to reducing the pain points for our customers. We have seen the butterfly effect that unforeseen delays have on the material handling industry and the customers who require equipment fast.

“We needed to have an option to help maintain timelines for not only new equipment sales, but those customers in urgent need of a new hoist. Whether they are looking to replace an existing hoist that cannot be repaired or increase production capacity by adding equipment to their production line immediately.

“Becoming a Demag stocking distributor allows us the ability to address these pain points for new and existing customers.

“Maintaining stock levels on Demag DC electric chain hoists, trolleys, and spare parts allows us to serve Canada to the best of our ability. We are proud to reinforce our service commitment to our existing customers, new customers, and the Canadian Demag distributor network by offering this solution.”

Claire Gjertsen, marketing and business development strategist, Kristian Electric told Hoist, the company has been a Demag supplier since the 1990’s but only became a stocking dealer recently.

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