04.10.2018

Riwal to distribute JLG in the Balkans

JLG has appointed Riwal as its sole distributor for Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia -Herzegovina, and Montenegro.

The Netherlands based sales and rental group will be responsible for sales, marketing, training and after sales service for the full range of JLG aerial work platforms, to a wide range of customers, including rental companies, contractors and other end users. Jon Tanjik is the Riwal country manager for Croatia and Slovenia and will have overall management responsibility for the account in the region. The company set up its Croatian operation in Split more than 10 years ago, and now has a second location in Dugo Selo, near Zagreb. It has since added a location in Ljubljana, Solvenia.
The Riwal Slovenia team - (L-R) Anej Škerl, Brane Balon, Tilen Japelj, Jani Gerjolj, Jon Tajnik, Breda Ricnik, Lan Krajncic, Matic Secnik

Karel Huijser, JLG managing director for the European region said: “For many years, we have known Riwal to be a strong and knowledgeable distributor, offering a unique level of service and delivering the best customer experience. We are excited to extend our partnership into growing markets like Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.”
The Riwal yard in Slovenia

Riwal chief executive Norty Turner added: “We have extensive expertise with the JLG brand in our rental fleet and benefit from being the sole JLG distributor in the Netherlands and Poland. Our highly motivated teams in the Balkans will be able to extensively develop the local access equipment business which has great potential as new equipment purchases are increasingly prevalent alongside traditional used equipment procurement.”

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