US OEM, CIMC Intermodal Equipment (CIE), increased chassis production in 2018 by 53 per cent, compared with 2017 data, and recognises its premier dealers for contributing to its outstanding success.
The OEM produced a total of 45,441 chassis in 2018.
“We were able to obtain this growth based on continued demand from our existing customer base and expanding our dealer network,” said CIE Vice President Sales, Trevor Ash, vice president sales. “Our products have been recognised as the gold standard in the industry.”
CIE has significantly increased production and sales over the past three years as results have been realised from many operational and organisational improvements as well as a renewed focus on customer demands for chassis design and quality in North America. The 45,441 units produced in 2018 at CIMC’s South Gate, CA and Emporia, VA facilities is record output for the company.
“There is no single definitive reason for our success in 2018,” said CIE President and CEO, Frank Sonzala.
“The record number of chassis built is due to many initiatives that were started back in 2016. Our chassis are the highest quality with the best total cost of ownership results for our customers.
“We have the ability to take care of our customers both large and small because we listen to their needs and provide exceptional service. Another reason for our success is the exceptional quality of our employees. With an employee-centric culture and world class products we will continue to build our market share in North America,” he said.
CIE has also recognised its premier 2018 dealers for their exemplary level of sales, service and industry involvement.
The CIE premier dealers for 2018 are:
- ILoca Services, headquartered in Aurora, IL with two additional locations
- Hale Trailer of Voorhees, NJ with nine locations
- Star Leasing Company, Carmel, IN includes ten additional locations
- National Chassis with locations in South Gate, CA and LaPorte, TX
- Transworld Equipment Corp, Shrewsbury, NJ
“CIMC has an outstanding field of international CIE dealers,” said Ash. “The five we have recognised as 2018 Premier dealerships have especially contributed to our success through their outstanding accomplishments on behalf of the dealer-CIMC Intermodal Equipment partnership.”