Sunstate Equipment announced this week it is joining the SmartEquip Network. Each of the company’s rental locations will connect to Sunstate’s suppliers, allowing parts and service technicians to receive real-time electronic product support information, dynamically customized to the specific needs of each individual asset. Also, users will be able electronically to source parts and other supplies directly from vendors and their dealers, giving rise to significant time savings and accuracy improvements across the supply chain, while helping drive the company’s parts inventory management. More than 65 manufacturers are part of the SmartEquip network.
“For some time now, we have considered joining the SmartEquip Network in order to drive both operational and transactional efficiencies throughout our organization,” said Sunstate chairman Mike Watts. “In recent months, we worked closely with SmartEquip to tailor this solution to our specific needs. Together, we have defined a go-forward strategy which leaves us confident that we will jointly create efficiencies, for not just us, but also our suppliers, and which will also help us better serve our customers.”
“Sunstate carries a reputation for customer service and efficiency that is well known in the industry, and we are very proud to have been chosen by this important network partner,” added SmartEquip CEO Alex Schuessler. “Like our new partner, we are committed to win-win solutions, where benefits brought to the fleet owner are matched by the benefits brought to their suppliers. This is core to our value philosophy, and we are excited about going forward together.”
Sunstate Equipment, founded in 1977 in Arizona by founder and chairman Mike Watts, has 55 branches in nine states, focusing on construction and industrial markets. Sunstate has always been known for supporting and implementing leading-edge technology in its business operations. Based in Phoenix, Sunstate Equipment is No. 17 on the RER 100.