We are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Chapman as President of Baumann Canada.
Based in Toronto, Gary, 34, will oversee the appointment of new dealers as well as support existing dealer, Cervus Equipment.
Jason Reynolds, Baumann Canada CEO and UK managing director believes the appointment will provide a strong foundation for growth.
Said Jason: “Gary’s experience of the MHE industry, and particularly the long load sector, made him the ideal choice for this crucial role in the development of our business. The world we now live in means it’s essential to have someone on the ground to offer sales and technical support, as well as demonstrating our commitment to the Canada market. We know Gary well and it’s a real coup for us to have him on board.”
The size of the Canadian sideloader market remains relatively modest yet the ability of sideloader equipment to carry long loads over greater distances has led to a growing number of enquiries amongst Canadian lumber, metals and extrusions businesses.
Said Gary: “Canadian customers are looking for a robust machine that works efficiently, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Coping with harsh conditions and working well inside and out, particularly over uneven ground, is essential. In that respect, the Baumann really fits the bill, and the reactions we’ve received so far are greatly encouraging. It’s a challenging time for industry but hopefully there are good times ahead and it’s a great company to be joining,”
Baumann continues to experience strong sales globally, bolstered by an increasing demand for its market-leading electric sideloaders. The company is also introducing a new model, the ELX55, specifically aimed at the North American market, with a 12,000lbs capacity and long-lasting 120v battery.
“The materials handling market here is growing all the time,” adds Gary “and having a reputation for being robust and high quality, whilst enabling companies to work safely and efficiently makes Baumann a fabulous prospect. The electric models are also un-matched and businesses want to work with an award-winning company leads the market.”
Baumann has been at the forefront of developing new sideloader technology for such markets including AC battery powered sideloaders, now a significant part of global sales. Offering very low maintenance and operating costs, the machines also feature a load-levelling system that enables the load bed and forks to remain level at all times, even on rough terrain or slopes.
Baumann has twice been awarded by the Fork Lift Truck Association for product innovation and ergonomic designs, and recently produced the world’s largest sideloader, the 50 tonnes capacity GXS500. The latest models feature VRS, including an Archimedes outreach system that has proven to be one of the most significant developments in sideloader design in almost 50 years.
The Baumann GX Series utilises the direct drive Archimedes screw and sliding blocks to extend the fork carriage, whilst preventing transverse movements and eliminating unnecessary stresses. The system means greater sensitivity and consistent control, and the maximum working speeds – results never before reached.
Concludes Jason: “We are a company that has product development in its DNA, whether that be in introducing long lasting electrics, or high capacity heavy sideloaders. Naturally we will continue to look for the best companies and best people to support those products. Canada is a place we love, and we are also looking forward to growing our presence for many years to come.”
Based in Cavaion on the shores of Lake Garda, Baumann has led the sector for over 50 years, and now sells its products worldwide through 106 dealers in 76 countries. The multi-award winner produces equipment up to 60 tonnes capacity, and has a reputation for consistent invention and the highest level of design and productivity.