Ehrbar, Komatsu Ready for Growth in the NYC Metro Area

Wed August 06, 2014 - National Edition
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Komatsu's goal is to place itself closer to the customer to provide superior products, superior services and superior solutions.
Komatsu's goal is to place itself closer to the customer to provide superior products, superior services and superior solutions.

It was announced Aug. 1 by Edward Ehrbar Inc. principals Patrick J. Ahern, president, and Matthew J. Ahern, executive vice president, that they have entered into a definitive agreement to form a new business unit with "Ehrbar" becoming an operating division of Komatsu America Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., a subsidiary of Komatsu LTD., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earthmoving equipment. Both Aherns will continue to serve Edward Ehrbar Inc. in their present capacities. Edward Ehrbar Inc. will continue to operate under its founding name.

Ehrbar, a leading metropolitan New York and lower Connecticut area heavy construction equipment distributor, established in 1903 is headquartered in Yonkers, N.Y., with branch locations in Holbrook, L.I., N.Y., and Danbury, Conn.

"From the very beginning, our philosophy has been to develop and maintain close personal relationships with our customers through a hands on approach. From the single machine owner operator to major fleet installations, we plan the exact same approach into the future," said Pat Ahern. "With this new association and its enhanced resources, Ehrbar is poised for accelerated growth in the rapidly changing marketplace of the greater New York and Connecticut areas that we serve."

Matt Ahern added, "Ehrbar’s most valued assets are its people and our day to day customer-comes-first philosophy has spelled success for over 110 years. This formula and our association with Komatsu for over 25 years as a distributor will provide for even greater and more efficient market coverage with an expanded plan to provide enhanced services to our existing and future customer base."

For Komatsu America Corp., this is part of a strategic reinforcement of the distributor network. Komatsu’s goal is to place itself closer to the customer to provide superior products, superior services and superior solutions. Edward Ehrbar Inc. has a long history of excellent performance and strong customer relationships, so this is a mutually beneficial agreement, according to the companies.

For more information, visit www.ehrbar.com or www.komatsuamerica.com.