Skyjack Expands Presence in South Korea
POSTED February 03, 2020
Linamar Corporation’s (TSX:LNR) Skyjack division has expanded its presence in Eastern Asia by opening a 21,527 ft2 (2,000 m2) facility just outside of Seoul, South Korea. The industry leader has gradually gained a foothold in the region, with sales starting in 1994 and enhancing its service offerings by providing dedicated service support since 2013.
“Asia is a growing market that can’t be ignored, and this facility is a testament to our commitment to help grow the access market abroad,” explained Simon Cracknell, sales, operations, and market development director for Skyjack Asia. “As we did with the Chinese market, we started slowly with sales and service and now have a full team operating from our Gyeonggi-do, South Korea office led by General Manager JC Chun. JC’s experience working with Doosan Bobcat in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific markets made him an excellent fit for our team.”
Representatives from Skyjack also explained that localization of its business in Korea will better help meet the needs of its growing Korean customer base. Longstanding customers including AJ Networks, the largest general rental company in South Korea, view a dedicated office for the South Korean market as a confident move by Skyjack showing them the global MEWP distributor is there to stay.
“The MEWP industry in Asia is relatively new and has a bright future as more people begin to see the benefit of MEWPs over scaffolding and other traditional methods of working at height,” explains Chun. “Our new Korean facility brings more convenience to our customers and amplifies Skyjack’s brand awareness in the South Korean market.”
Skyjack accredits its success to equipment that’s specifically designed for rental, which means robust, easy to maintain, and provides a high ROI for rental companies. Its easy to do business with attitude has been a key contributor to its growth in the region so far and is one of the driving factors behind its long-term relationships in the region.
For a full list of Skyjack locations across the globe, visit www.skyjack.com/global-locations.