Montabert expands its distribution and rebuild facility to allow in-house repair and remanufacturing of hydraulic breakers
Rebuilding and repairing breakers helps extend their useful life and can potentially increase your long-term profitability. To better serve customers looking for those services, Montabert (a Komatsu-owned company) expanded its existing distribution and rebuild facility in Nashville, Ill., to add remanufacturing and repair capabilities. Adding those on-site services can provide several benefits that enhance the company’s factory-certified rebuild program, according to Amanda Carpenter, Sales Office, Warehouse and Distribution Manager, Montabert USA.
“Now we can lower breakers up to 15,000 pounds into a pit for safer extraction of power cells and to perform inspections and maintenance,” said Carpenter. “The in-house rebuild center offers more visibility into scheduling, allowing quote accuracy and timely customer rebuilds on Montabert’s complete line of hydraulic breakers. With everything in-house now — parts, a dedicated technician and more — our turnaround time is improved.”
At an open house earlier this year, Montabert showcased the approximately 50,000-square-foot facility and its new capabilities, such as a 10-ton crane for moving breakers, a pit with a lifting table to promote safer and more efficient work conditions, and a hydraulic power unit for breaker testing prior to shipping. Montabert plans to add an industrial parts washer, a paint booth, and a second lift table in the future.
“With this expansion, we control the whole life cycle of a breaker,” said Aaron Scarfia, General Manager, Montabert USA. “We’re able to quickly and efficiently repair Montabert breakers with genuine Montabert parts and ship them back to customers with an extended warranty. Having everything in-house helps further improve our quality assurance as well.”
Komatsu Vice President of Products, Service and Solutions Mike Gidaspow said the expanded capabilities of the facility are in line with Komatsu’s commitment to continual improvement of customer support.
“Komatsu’s always been known for making very productive, fuel-efficient and high-performing products to help customers get their jobs done quickly and efficiently, and what’s on the front end of the machine is critical to productivity,” said Gidaspow. “With Montabert, we have the opportunity to work with one of the premiere breaker manufacturers in the industry and make sure the hammer is perfectly matched to the excavator. We are pleased to support Montabert’s facility expansion and its direct benefit to customers.”