Gottwald Expands Worldwide Sales

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Gottwald Expands its Worldwide Sales and Service Network with a New Representative in the Philippines

Düsseldorf (Germany), 24 June 2009 – In the process of expanding its worldwide sales and service network Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald) has appointed [BT]ranslift Port Equipment Services, Inc.[/B] (Translift) as new local representative in the Philippines with effect from 1 June, 2009.

In cooperation with the Gottwald headquarter and the Gottwald Singapore Office, Translift is responsible for sales and customer support, including after sales service and the supply of spare parts for the entire Gottwald product range. All Gottwald related activities are handled by John Wellington, Managing Director of Translift.

Klaus Roehrig, Gottwald’s Regional Director based in the Gottwald Singapore Office, said: “The new presence in the Philippines will significantly improve our local customer contact and service. I am certain that John Wellington and his colleagues are the perfect team. With its experience and profile Translift is well positioned to advance Gottwald’s business in an important market that still offers great potential for our products.”

Translift Port Equipment Services, Inc. has started out as Electruck Pacific, Inc. in the field of manufacturing RTGs and other port cranes according to Electruck designs. Now, the company is concentrating more on crane services and repairs, port equipment modifications and upgrades as well as manufacturing components for off shore platforms and the marine industry. The 70 people strong staff is located in the head office in the Philippine’s Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Compound, where the facilities are conveniently located on one of the deep water piers, with a branch office in Manila and at various site offices.

“To work with a crane manufacturer is part of our growth strategy to cover the entire Philippines providing port equipment and services,” says John Wellington, Managing Director of Translift. “Our technical staff has many years experience in crane design and manufacture which we feel are beneficial to our representation for Gottwald.”

About Gottwald Port Technology GmbH

Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, based in Düsseldorf, Germany and a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, is a manufacturer of Harbour Cranes and port automation technology. With a total of some 1,300 Mobile Harbour Cranes sold, the company is world market leader in this product sector. In the field of port automation, Gottwald Port Technology offers system solutions that incorporate both the company's own software and hardware. Gottwald Port Technology supplies customers in more than 90 countries and generated revenue of EUR 325.5 million in financial year 2007/2008 with its workforce of about 800.

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Photograph: John Wellington, Managing Director of Translift Port Equipment Services, Inc., Gottwald’s new local representative in the Philippines


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