UK-based Predator Power has announced the appointment of its first U.S. distributor. The company has also won significant international new business following participation in two recent U.S. tradeshows (TCI Expo 2013 and GIE+EXPO).
The new U.S. distributor is HTC Power Products, part of the Hendrickson Tree Care group based in Kansas City, MO. As a distributor, the company will be actively looking to recruit new dealers, as well as selling directly to end users. It will also offer full parts and technical support and provide comprehensive demonstration facilities for the Predator Power product range.
"I'm delighted to be partnering with Predator Power and I anticipate very high sales interest in the U.S. market," says HTC Power Products’ CEO Joe Hendrickson. "Our machines are compact, rugged and offer excellent return on investment for end users.”
Predator Power offers various models of tracked and wheeled stump grinders. All Predator machines employ Multi-Tip technology, a stump grinding solution that allows fast changing of teeth. The company reports that its rear hydraulic hook-up function—that allows for the attachment of any hydraulic equipment such as a flail, mulcher or chipper—has been a key unique selling point that has generated a lot of interest in the US market.
"The deal between ourselves and HTC Power Products, and the business won at the TCI Expo 2013 and GIE+EXPO, respectively in October and November, represents a very successful return on our investment in attending the two shows," says Predator Power's international business development manager, Simon Bradshaw. "We already have a large, established user base in the UK and will be providing close marketing and technical support to HTC Power Products' drive to appoint individual dealers across the States as well as selling directly to end users."