New Hitachi dealer for Latvia and LithuaniaPublished 27/12, 2019 at 16:53
As of 1 September 2019, Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) NV (HCME) has appointed Alwark SIA in Latvia and Alwark UAB in Lithuania as its authorised dealers for a complete range of Hitachi excavators and wheel loaders.
The Baltic construction market is developing in line with economic trends and shows potential for growth over the next decade. The Alwark Group, established in 2007, is well prepared to service these market conditions. It provides sales, rental and maintenance of new and used material handling, warehouse, seaport, and airport equipment as well as municipal machinery. With 11 sales and service locations, it has 150 employees and achieved a turnover of €36M in 2018.
The group’s success is based on developing successful long term partnerships with its customers explains Alwark SIA marketing manager Evita Tuca: “The most important thing is being a reliable partner to our customers, which means much more than just good service, the best price and availability. It means people, flexible cooperation and understanding the core of the successful relationship.” The Lithuanian market is however also experiencing rising labour costs, both in the construction sector and in equipment maintenance. “They are increasing much faster than average in the EU, so there is a need to purchase new construction equipment or at least replace older machines with newer models in order to increase productivity and efficiency,” says Alwark UAB marketing manager Aiste Simkiene.
HCME president Makoto Yamazawa believes that the Alwark dealers are ideally positioned to service the potential growth in the Baltic countries. He says of the appointment, “We welcome Alwark as the latest member of the Hitachi authorised dealer network. There is significant growth potential for our market share in these Baltic countries, and we look forward to supporting our new and existing customers in Latvia and Lithuania.”