NASHVILLE, IL — Montabert USA recently celebrated the launch of its new in-house repair and remanufacturing capabilities at the company’s North American Operations facility in Nashville, Illinois, about 50 miles east of St Louis. Attendees included all Montabert USA sales and service personnel, as well as representatives from Montabert’s home office in Saint Priest, France, and members of the industry trade press and local media.
The expanded Montabert Distribution and Service Center comprises 50,000 sq ft of space that is used not only for work on Montabert’s renowned hydraulic breakers, but also for distribution of Montabert’s complete product line, centralized parts warehousing, and shipping throughout North America. Prior to the Nashville facility expansion, rebuilds and repairs of Montabert breakers in the United States were handled at a partner facility in Tennessee. Relocating this work to the North American Operations location provides numerous benefits that enhance the company’s factory-certified Rebuild Program and improve turnaround times for customer repairs.
Through the Montabert Rebuild Program, the company purchases used breakers in North America and remanufactures them for resale. The program offers competitive labor rates and parts pricing, with 10-day turnaround for remanufactured breakers. Rebuilds are performed by qualified, factory-trained mechanics. The finished breakers are tested to 100% functionality and come with a Montabert factory warranty.
According to Amanda Carpenter, Sales Office, Warehouse, and Distribution Manager for Montabert USA, “With the addition of in-house rebuild and repair capabilities, we now have a Montabert factory-trained breaker technician onsite at all times. We can closely monitor quality of work, control scheduling, and have all parts in-house. Our repair and rebuild turnaround for breaker customers has been cut by three days, which — in an industry where downtime costs add up quickly — is immense. Our strategic location in South Central Illinois, with the proximity of interstate highways, also cuts down on transport costs for our customers and for us.”
In order to accommodate the new capabilities, Montabert worked closely with the building owner to add a pit into which breakers up to 15,000 lbs can be lowered for safe extraction of power cells and to perform inspections and maintenance.
“The addition of reman and repair capabilities to our existing distribution facility has taken our industry-leading product support capabilities to the next level,” notes Aaron Scarfia, Montabert USA General Manager. “We are now able to more efficiently support our customers with preventative maintenance of their Montabert products, protecting their investments now and into the future.”
Current capabilities for the facility include in-house rebuilds of Montabert’s complete line of hydraulic breakers. The company plans to also offer rebuilds for Montabert drifters and its line of Silent Demolition equipment.
Current rebuild and repair capabilities for the facility include:
* 10-ton crane
* Pit with lift table, ensuring safety and efficient working conditions
* Hydraulic power unit for breaker testing prior to shipping