Aerial work platform manufacturer Snorkel has strengthened its distribution network in Brazil by teaming up with Sao Paulo-based Movimenttar Equipamentos Industiais, a subsidiary of Comingersoll, one of Brazil’s leading distributors of construction and industrial equipment.

Founded in December 2011, MEI is Comingersoll’s dedicated company in Brazil for the supply of aerial lifts and material-handling equipment. In addition to Snorkel, MEI represents Doosan forklift trucks.

“We established Movimenttar to focus on the evolving market for materials handling equipment and aerial lifts,” said Marcos Sampaio, director general of MEI. “Snorkel is the ideal partner for us in aerial lifts because it produces machines that are very simple to service and repair. There is no complexity for complexity’s sake; just solid, durable lifts that have a long working life and provide a good return on investment.”

Snorkel produces more than 30 models of aerial work platforms for construction and industrial applications. The company has factories in North America, Europe, China and New Zealand. Snorkel plans to continue to expand in Latin America, already having distribution in Chile with SimmaRent; Argentina with LMA Industrial; and Proing in Colombia.