AB Equipment to Replace Titan in New Zealand

Tigercat is pleased to announce that AB Equipment has been appointed authorized Tigercat dealer for New Zealand, effective January 11, 2011, replacing Titan Plant Services.

PARIS ON, DECEMBER 10, 2010 – Tigercat and AB Equipment will work together to ensure that there is no interruption of services including warranty and spare parts availability to Tigercat machine owners in New Zealand.

“AB Equipment is very excited about the new relationship with Tigercat,” explains Peter Dudson, CEO of AB Equipment. “To date AB Equipment have had great success in the forestry sector with Sumitomo and expanding this market has been a core strategic ambition. Being able to do this with a product like Tigercat is a great opportunity we are grabbing with both hands. Tigercat’s machines are second to none and their people are our kind of people.”

AB Equipment was already in process of expanding its operations and service capabilities around its forestry based dealers, but according to Peter Dudson, “This relationship takes this to another level. We are planning an exciting range of demonstrations and product launches for the new year to grow on the success that Tigercat has already had in the NZ market. I believe that that AB –Tigercat partnership will be a real winner that will provide exceptional products and service to the NZ forestry industry.”

About AB Equipment

A member of the Hellaby Holdings Industrial Group of Companies, AB Equipment is headquartered in Manukau City, Auckland. The company operates a complete, fully owned network of branches and dealers throughout New Zealand. AB Equipment sells and rent new and used equipment, focusing on materials handling, construction and environmental equipment. AB Equipment fosters a friendly, honest and professional operating environment recognizing that people are the key to the company’s success.

About Tigercat

Tigercat Industries designs and manufactures premium quality forestry and off-road equipment with manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden and worldwide distribution. The diverse product range includes complete full-tree and cut-to-length harvesting systems, a growing line of land clearing and vegetation management equipment and specialized off-road industrial and material handling machinery.