Palax aims to take a strong market position in Norway through new cooperation
Ylistaron Terästakomo Oy has signed a cooperation agreement with A-K Maskiner AS, a Norwegian supplier of agricultural and forestry machinery, for the import of Palax firewood processors and their accessories. A-K Maskiner has also previously sold Palax products, and the roots of cooperation go back to the mid-1980s.
"During our negotiations, it quickly became clear that we should restart our cooperation. A-K Maskiner has renewed itself, they have a nationwide sales network and a clear desire to even more actively and better serve their customers. This fits us very well. Together we have a great opportunity to improve the availability of Palax products in Norway" says Jori Lammi, Managing Director of Ylistaron Terästakomo.
"Palax is known for their quality and innovations, and A-K Maskiner is proud to have such a premium brand in our product offering. It is a benefit that we have earlier worked together for more than 10 years, and many of our customers and employees are already familiar with Palax. With our effective distribution combined with Palax’s delivery precision on durable and easy-to-use machines and their spare parts, we can serve the Norwegian market in the best possible way", says Erik Grefberg, CEO of A-K Maskiner.
The agreement will enter into force on September 1, 2020.
About the companies:
Ylistaron Terätakomo Oy has over 60 years of expertise in product development and manufacturing of Palax firewood processors and their accessories. Palax machines are sold in over 30 countries and our worldwide distributor network offers service and support in multiple languages. The whole production chain from start to finish is in our own hands in Finland. Our machines, known for their robust design, reliability and ease of use, are suitable for demanding professional use and retain their value well. Ylistaron Terästakomo employs 60 people and has a turnover of EUR 10.2 million (2019). The company is part of the Finnish Terra Patris Group.
A-K Maskiner is Norway’s leading distributor of agricultural, forestry and construction machinery, with CNH as their primary supplier of equipment. The business is organized as a nationwide chain of 40 sales and service centers, 250 employees and a turnover of EUR 100 million per year. A-K Maskiner is part of the Bertel O. Steen Group. Bertel O. Steen AS with its subsidiaries is one of Norway's largest service and trading companies. In 2014, the Group had a turnover of NOK 10 billion.