EHC GLOBAL Partners With LIFT MATERIAL To Bring NT Handrails To Australia & New Zealand

Patrick Bothwell – Director of Sales at EHC Global, is pleased to welcome our newest distributor and handrail splicing partner, Lift Material Australia (LMA). Strategically located in Sydney, LMA will stock and offer splicing services for EHC’s patented NT series of handrail products. The combination of locally available stock and the ability to supply both endless and factory-spliced handrails is expected to go a long way to improving our service offering to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Produced from high-grade Thermoplastic Urethane, NT handrails are the world’s most environmentally friendly handrail option. “That the NT handrails can be spliced without the use of solvents was a big factor in our decision to partner with EHC”, says Tony Pegg –Managing Director of LMA. NT handrails will be supplied from LMA’s Sydney warehouse commencing April 1st, 2012. “This latest partnership sees EHC represented in yet another major global market and is of great strategic importance to us”, says Jeno Eppel, President of EHC Global.

EHC Global Supports Japanese Partners After 9.0 Magnitude Earthquake

The devastation of last week’s magnitude 9.0 earthquakes and resulting tsunami in Japan have brought with it challenges related to NT handrail supply, namely a disruption in our partner’s ability to supply in Japan. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to all the people residing in Japan along with our support for a speedy return to normalcy”, says Jeno Eppel, President.

EHC Global is proud to be partnered with Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber in Japan for the manufacture and supply of NT handrails for the Japanese market. It is our highest priority to support Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber by working together to develop an immediate and long-term solution to resume operations to the Japan market. It is during challenging times such as this that EHC’s officially licensed partner, Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber, are counting on our moral and contractual responsibility to assist with their recovery efforts.

Handrail inventory allocations for Japan are being monitored closely and distribution is being coordinated through Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber.

During such a massive recovery effort the continuity of business and the supply chain is not only critical but necessary over the long-haul. It is for this reason we ask that everyone looking to procure handrails for Japan in this time of need refrain from contacting any other EHC facilities for direct supply of handrail products to Japan.

We will continue to monitor the situation in Japan and work together with Hitachi Cable and Tohoku Rubber on a full recovery plan for the Japanese market. In doing so EHC is confident that we can support and service the Japan market during this recovery while continuing to meet all the needs of our other customers and partners globally.

We would ask all of our loyal customers world-wide to work with us as we help Japan respond to this crisis and encourage all to share with us their expected needs moving forward on a regular basis over the several months.