Bandit Industries hosted more than 250 dealer representatives from 19 countries at its 2013 dealer meeting Aug. 13-15 at its headquarters near Mount Pleasant, Mich. Historically scheduled every three years, this meeting was organized after just two years because of exponential growth and product development for the company since the previous event in 2011. The 2013 Bandit dealer meeting also coincided with Bandit’s 30th anniversary.
In the past three years, Bandit's global workforce and sales volume have doubled in size. The company's dealer network now spans more than 160 dealers worldwide, with 25 dealers joining in just the past two years.
“We are very grateful for the hard work our dealers do in representing Bandit and serving our customers,” said Bandit Industries president Jerry Morey. “It’s not enough to just have a good product. We have built a reputation over the last 30 years for taking care of our customers, and that would be impossible to do without a strong dealer network. We will continue to provide ongoing support for our current dealers as we expand, working with them and our customers to continually improve the Bandit ownership experience.”
In addition to sales and service seminars, the three-day event gave dealers a behind-the-scenes look at the Bandit manufacturing process, as well as hands-on experience with equipment and a preview of new machines and technologies.
“We have invested considerable resources over the past two years to expand our dealer network, while expanding our lines of equipment and available options for customers in numerous industries,” said Morey. “Our customers have really noticed our efforts, and they have responded by purchasing Bandit machines in record numbers.”