Cargotec appointed Buffers USA Inc as distributor for its MacGregor and Allset brands of lashing equipment for US East, and Gulf coasts, Canada and Mexico from 1 April 2012 and is now expanding the territory to also include the US West coast.
Established in 1989 to develop Intermodal hardware for the North American market, Buffers USA teamed up with Allset Marine in 1991 and successfully changed the US marine twistlock market from the manual type to the semi- automatic. Today Buffers USA handles over 6,300 part numbers and carries over 6.5 million parts at any given time in their four warehouses on the West, Gulf and East coasts of USA.
“We are proud to expand the business relationship with Buffers USA that we already have enjoyed for 21 years with the Allset line of products. With Buffers profound product knowledge and geographical footprint we will additionally increase the service level to our customers in the territory” said Marcus Näslund, Cargotec’s Business Development Manager, Lashings.
“We are delighted to expand our territory for the MacGregor and Allset brands since they are well-known and respected names in the industry and the MacGregor brand with Cargotec behind it, continues to have the largest market share of lashing for new ships that will require top level aftermarket service from well stocked warehouses” said John Hove, President of Buffers USA from their Jacksonville, FL headquarters.
The expanded territory starts on 1 July, so customers should direct all enquiries to Buffers from that date onwards.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 26, 2012; Image: cargotec