The Surrey, BC-based Leavitt Machinery has entered into an agreement to acquire Reliable Forklift Sales.
The acquisition was completed on January 1.
Reliable Forklift Sales was created in 2005 by Don and Mary Carlson, and the company continues to generate growth year after year.
The acquisition by Leavitt Machinery will strengthen Reliable’s resources to enable strategic growth and expansion in its home state of Arizona.
“Our executive team is excited to have Reliable join Leavitt Machinery and build on a solid presence in the Arizona marketplace. Reliable is well-known in the industry for having a great reputation with customers and vendors alike and a hard-working dedicated team of people,” said Leavitt Machinery President Tom Leavitt.
“We are going to plug some resources into key areas of their business that will enable them to continue to strengthen their position in the market. Our companies share similar values, work ethic and understand the importance of customer service.”
Reliable Forklift Sales provides materials handling equipment sales, rentals, parts, service, maintenance programs and operator training to a diverse customer base including automotive, logistics, manufacturing, food and beverage, construction and retail applications.
The company employs more than 40 staff including service technicians, operator trainers, sales and service as well as parts personnel out of its Phoenix location. Reliable is an authorized dealer in Arizona for Doosan and Linde forklifts, Donkey truck mounted forklifts, Sellick Rough Terrain Forklifts, Combilift 4-Way Directional Forklifts, as well as Skyjack and Genie aerial work platforms and telehandlers.
“Our people continue to be the foundation of the fabulous business we have built from our full-service branch location in Phoenix, Arizona,” said Reliable Forklift founder and President Don Carlson.
“Joining forces with one of North America’s largest forklift dealers, Leavitt Machinery will bring added strength and resources to allow for our strategic growth plans for Arizona.”
Leavitt Machinery has more than 38 locations North America wide, including dedicated service branches and training centres, Leavitt Machinery offers new and used equipment sales, short and long-term rentals, emergency and preventative maintenance, safety training and parts support.