Terberg Special Vehicles, manufacturer of heavy duty terminal tractors, has appointed Taylor Machine Works, Inc., located in Louisville, Mississippi, as a US distributor to serve seven states in the Southeast of the US: Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia and Kentucky. This agreement enables Terberg to better serve this region, especially for the aftersales market.
George Terberg, Chairman of the Board, commented: "Terberg and Taylor, both family-owned companies, complement each other perfectly. As a manufacturer of heavy-duty forklifts Taylor has developed an excellent distribution network in the central and southern parts of the US. Terberg can now benefit from that network. We both build high-quality products, for the same group of customers in ports, industry, and logistics. Our customers will soon get the best of both worlds."
Robert Taylor, President and COO of the Taylor Group of Companies, said: "We are pleased to be the new distributor in the USA for Terberg’s top of the line spotting tractors. This relationship between our companies will be a real asset to our customers. The Terberg quality products, backed by Taylor Sudden Service’s network of service centers and master certified technicians, as well as the rental and leasing programs available through Taylor, will truly give our customers the best experience."
Taylor will supply Terberg's YT terminal shunt tractors and RT RoRo tractors to port operators, distribution centers and industrial customers. The company will also provide services to maximize the vehicle uptime, such as telematics, proactive maintenance, and rental solutions.
Terberg Special Vehicles is part of the Royal Terberg Group, a family-owned business serving niche automotive industry markets, with a history going back 150 years. The company is now led by the fourth generation of the family. The division Terberg Special Vehicles, with its headquarters based in the Netherlands, is worldwide well known for its range of heavy-duty tractors used in ports, distribution centers and industrial sites.
Taylor Machine Works, Inc., led by the third generation of the family, is a major manufacturer of materials handling equipment. The Big Red product line consists of pneumatic tire forklifts with lift capacities up to 125,000 pounds. Their product range also includes cushion tire forklifts, log stackers, container handlers and reach stackers. Taylor has dedicated subsidiaries for parts supply & servicing, and leasing & rental.
Right: George Terberg, Chairman of the Board, Royal Terberg Group
Left: Rob van Hove, Managing Director Terberg Benschop
Standing Left to right- Robert (Davis) Taylor Jr., Director of Taylor Sudden Service, Hal Nowell, Director of Sales, William Alexander (Lex) Taylor III, CEO
Seated- Robert Davis Taylor Sr. Pres and COO