Ryder Material Handling selects Brantford for new Sales and Service Centre 

For Immediate Release
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager, Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519-759-4222 
Ryder Crown Lift Trucks

Ryder Material Handling, part of Crown Lift Trucks, is pleased to announce that Brantford will be home to the company’s new Southwestern Ontario Regional Sales and Service Centre. Specializing in the lift truck industry, Ryder Material Handling has a tradition of offering superior value and service dating back to 1921 when founder J.H. “Jack” Ryder sold his first industrial truck to the Grand Trunk Railroad and formally launched the company in 1930. Known originally as Ryder Machinery, a Canadian family owned company for 85 years, the company has a significant presence in Canada with nine locations throughout Ontario and Quebec.

Today, Ryder is part Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 12,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. The new facility will be located at 21 Tallgrass Court in the City’s Northwest Business Park and will integrate existing operations from London, Kitchener and Hamilton into one central location. The new location will offer sales, service, parts and rentals of the full line of Ryder & Crown products.

“Strategically located to accommodate our existing operations in southwestern Ontario as well as our future growth, Brantford is the perfect location for this facility”, says Ron Greer, CEO of Ryder Material Handling. “The location meets all of our needs and we look forward to a successful launch of the new Sales and Service Centre this summer.”

“We are very excited to welcome Ryder Material Handling to the City,” said Brantford Mayor, Chris Friel. Ryder’s decision to locate in Brantford is a direct result of our community’s key competitive advantages such as our strategic location, access to large urban markets and a progressive labour force. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Ryder and wish them every success.”

Completion of the new facility is expected in mid July 2017 at which time it will be fully operational. For more information about Ryder Material Handling, please visit: www.rydermaterialhandling.com.


Media Contacts:

Maria Visocchi, Manager, Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Brantford
Office: 519.759.4222. ext. 5754 | Cell: 519.732.9305

Dave Helmstetter
Crown Equipment Corporation
Tel: 419-629-2220 Extn. 2322