Santana Equipment Trading Company, a leader in the used material handling equipment market that celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, recently opened a new retail/rental space for its Arizona clientele. Mesa Forklift, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Santana Equipment, is located near Superstition Freeway and South Country Club Drive.
The company opened Santana Equipment West Division (Phoenix) in June 2012 as its first satellite location. After quickly becoming one of the top sellers of used forklifts in its local Phoenix market, the need was recognized for another satellite office to serve the growing client needs in the East Valley. A strong focus for this new location will be continuing the Santana Equipment business of selling quality forklifts, while also emphasizing rent and rent-to-own options.
Sharing his perspective on what Santana’s growth may indicate about the industry it serves, Santana Equipment president Eric Davidson believes growth in the equipment industry is a strong sign of infrastructure and economic progress. “A great deal of our success can be contributed to the City of Phoenix and the amount of work that is being done to accommodate the population increase and large numbers of businesses that are coming here. This, of course, goes full circle because an increase in companies and workers equals more demand for our equipment.
“Our growth also goes hand in hand with the current economy boost. When other companies are moving locations or expanding due to strong profits, the construction industry then gets a boost — which, in turn, does the same to ours as well. The equipment industry is ever evolving and changing, but it is a key piece to watch for insight on other industries.”