12/08/2014 - 20:02 pm

UniCarriers Americas Acquires New England Industrial Truck

UniCarriers Americas Corp. announces it has acquired New England Industrial Truck in Woburn, Mass. NEIT has been an authorized dealer of UniCarriers Americas for more than 35 years. The acquisition was finalized on Aug. 1, 2014. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed. 

“Adding factory-owned dealerships is a growth strategy for UniCarriers Americas in 2014 and beyond,” said Anthony Salgado, president, UniCarriers Americas. “This initiative is a component of our goals to strengthen and broaden our distribution network, and to support our existing dealer partners by growing awareness and increasing the value of the UniCarriers brand.”

The new factory-owned dealership will operate under the leadership of Dick Rossi, who has been with the company since 1972 and has managed daily operations for the last 15 years. Rossi will report to James J. Radous III, executive vice president, sales, UniCarriers Americas.

Covering a territory of six states, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island, NEIT currently has 84 employees and is in the top 10 markets in North America.

“New England Industrial Truck is an exceptional business with a proven track record of strong customer service. We are pleased to join forces with their team, and look forward to growing the business in the New England region,” said Salgado.

UniCarriers Americas and NEIT have a long relationship, beginning in 1978, when NEIT became an authorized Nissan Forklift dealership. Since then, NEIT has achieved numerous accolades from UniCarriers Americas that include gold level Service Excellence Program awards for 20 consecutive years, and honors as a distinguished Nissan Forklift Nine winner 21 times. NEIT has also been a frequent member of the OEM’s dealer advisory group.

UniCarriers Americas Corporation was formed in 2013, when Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America joined forces with TCM America.

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