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Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia PTY LTD.

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New Kobelco Frontier for Forecast Machinery

May 3, 2017
New Kobelco Frontier for Forecast Machinery


Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia is pleased to announce that from 1 April 2017, Forecast Machinery is the new Kobelco dealer for the Northern Territory.

Locally owned and managed by Tom and Andy Bate, Forecast Machinery is a "one stop construction shop" for the industry in the Northern Territory. Forecast Machinery provide end-to-end sales and servicing solutions for their clientele, who range from solo landscapers to large mining and defence contractors.

With such a diverse client base, Forecast Machinery is focussed on bringing premium brands to their clients, who demand reliability, fuel efficiency and great resale value from their machines. Andy says the addition of Kobelco to the sales side of their business not only reflects this, but also their growing business and the expertise of Forecast Machinery's staff.

"While all of our servicing staff are trained heavy-diesel fitters and we've been servicing Kobelco machines for the past four years, the sales side of our business for excavators has mostly been in smaller and mid-sized machines until now. The addition of the Kobelco range is a logical next step for us," Andy says.

Kobelco General Manager - Sales & Service Doug McQuinn says that the Northern Territory market is unique, with a diverse combination of primary resources, defence, civil and small local projects.

“Forecast Machinery are experts in their field and Kobelco is proud to be partnering with Tom and Andy as they build Forecast's presence in the excavator sales market. With a reputation in the Northern Territory for outstanding service and reliability, it's a great fit for both Kobelco and Forecast Machinery,” Doug says.

Andy has high expectations for the new partnership, believing that the quality and advanced features of the Kobelco excavator range, combined with Forecast Machinery's focus on machine sales and end-to-end service will see the business into an entirely new era.

"We have a good reputation built on quality sales with dependable and timely service, so adding Kobelco excavators to our range is a great solution for our clients," Andy says.


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