SOURCE: Industry Visions

Industry Visions

January 31, 2012 06:00 ET

Industrial Hoist South American Markets Flourish With the Kito Americas Division That Is One Year Old This Month, WVSN Reports

MANHEIM, PA--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Industrial hoist sales growth has been brisk in the ever-expanding South American market place for the new Kito Americas division of Harrington Hoists, Inc. (based in Manheim, Pa.). The division which began last year for Harrington has been described as exceeding expectations, according to Carlo Lonardi, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Harrington Hoists, Inc.

The new logistics structure allows hoist products to be shipped to South America from Manheim, Pa. rather than from Kito Corporation, Japan, which saves a great deal of time and money for South American customers.

"This has been an exciting year for Harrington," exclaimed Carlo Lonardi. "South American industry has benefitted tremendously, being able to have a full cadre of support from the world's leader in lifting solutions. We are able to service our dealers in the region with our full line of product support including engineering, training, and even a Spanish-speaking team here in Pennsylvania. Our new trading partners are receiving the benefits of Harrington's strong sense of pride, which comes from 145 years of manufacturing excellence."

In a recent interview on WVSN Radio, Jim Small, International Sales Manager for Harrington Hoists, Inc. DBA Kito Americas, Inc., was enthusiastic about the year's progress.

"The South American economy is really on the move with lots of infrastructure growth due to harvesting raw materials and mining; with that kind of heavy industrial process activity there's lots of building that demand hoist-lifting solutions. We have made some great relationships this past year with our dealers in South America. Great business relationships are a lot easier when you bring new things to the table.

"With the new Kito Americas we are able to 'quick fill' dealers' stock by immediately supplying even one or two hoists if needed. The other great benefit is immediate communication due to being in the same hemisphere. Our mission was to penetrate South America country by country, and we have done just that. We are proud to announce the addition of Chile starting April 1, 2012."

WVSN Reports is an international industrial news show highlighting the accomplishments of American industry.

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