Skyjack Expands Presence in South Korea
February 14, 2020; Guelph, Ontario – 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 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 there,” explained Simon Cracknell, sales, operations, and market development director for Skyjack Asia. “As we did with the Chinese market, we started first 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.”
The local team is positive that localization of its business in Korea will better help meet the needs of its growing Korean customer base. Longstanding Skyjack customers view a dedicated office for the South Korean market as a confident move by Skyjack, showing them the global MEWP manufacturer is there to stay.
“The MEWP industry in Asia is relatively new and has a bright future as more people begin to see the productivity benefits 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.
Skyjack provides rental companies globally with quality engineered, simple and reliable access and telehandler equipment so that they maximize utilization and their return on investment. Skyjack began manufacturing scissor lifts in 1985 and through the 1990’s grew to become a world leader in the aerial lift industry. Skyjack remains a dominant player which has adapted rapidly to the changing face of the industry. The product range now includes; vertical mast lifts, DC electric scissors, rough terrain scissors, telescopic booms, articulating booms, telehandlers, and ELEVATE, Skyjack’s OEM-delivered telematics solution. In 2002 Skyjack became part of the Linamar Corporation.
Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) is an advanced manufacturing company where the intersection of leading edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise is creating solutions that power vehicles, motion, work and lives for the future. The Company is made up of 2 operating segments – the Industrial segment and the Transportation segment, which are further divided into 5 operating groups – Skyjack, Agriculture, Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting and Forging, all world leaders in the design, development and production of highly engineered products. The Company’s Skyjack and MacDon companies are noted for their innovative, high quality mobile industrial and harvesting equipment, notably class-leading aerial work platforms, telehandlers, draper headers and self-propelled windrowers. The Company’s Machining & Assembly, Light Metal Casting and Forging operating groups focus on precision metallic components, modules and systems for powertrain, driveline and body systems designed for global electrified and traditionally powered vehicle and industrial markets. Linamar has 27,000 employees in 61 manufacturing locations, 10 R&D centres and 25 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia which generated sales of $7.6 billion in 2018. For more information about Linamar Corporation and its industry leading products and services, visit www.linamar.com or follow us on Twitter at @LinamarCorp.