SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America Corporation awarded their top 2015 dealers at an exclusive, private event held at Turner Field’s 755 Club in Atlanta on Apr. 6.

The top honor, the President’s Award, was awarded to Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. for achieving the highest total combined sales for lift trucks and parts.

A new award for 2015, the Palmetto Award was awarded to KION North America dealers who met or exceeded their annual market plan goals. Those dealers are as follows: Lift Truck Sales and Service, Tri-Lift NC, Inc. and Material Handling, Inc.

The Class Act Award was given to dealers who purchased trucks in each of the five classes. Class Act Award recipients are as follows: Hansler Industries, Ltd., Manutention Quebec, Inc. and Multi-Batteries & Forklifts of Puerto Rico.

The following dealers joined the 100 Club for ordering over 100 trucks in 2015: Ri-Go Lift Truck Ltd., Bennett Material Handling, Manutention Quebec Inc., Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. and Wisconsin Lift Truck Corporation.

Williams Machinery was awarded the “Merit Award” for ordering between 85-99 trucks in 2014.

Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C. V. and Industrial Parts and Service Co. were recognized as being the top two dealers who ordered the most hydrostat trucks. Ri-Go Lift Truck Ltd. and Bennett Material Handling were recognized as being the top two dealers who ordered the most electric trucks.

KION North America also awarded the Sales Excellence Award to the dealers who had top sales/order intake in their perspective region of North America. The Sales Excellence Award for Canada was awarded to Ri-Go Lift Truck Ltd. In the United States, Bennett Material Handling received the Sales Excellence Award and Ameco Services S. De R. L. De C.V. took home the award for top sales in Mexico/Caribbean.

Lift Atlanta, Inc. was awarded the Heavy Truck Award for selling the most Linde heavy trucks. Homestead Material Handling received the Baoli Dealer of the Year Award for selling the most Baoli brand trucks.

KION North America Corporation

KION North America Corporation is a member of the KION GROUP AG, the world's second largest manufacturer of industrial trucks. Their brand companies, Linde, STILL, Baoli and Egemin, serve the specific requirements of the U.S., Canadian and Mexican markets with a comprehensive and complementary product portfolio. Headquartered in Summerville, S.C., KION North America's products are known for their innovative technologies, low energy and low operating costs.


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