Maruyama U.S. Inc. announced July 27 that Roberts Supply, Inc., Winter Park, Fla., will serve as its distributor in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
In 1963, Bill Roberts opened a small outdoor power equipment retail store in Winter Park. Wayne Roberts and Bill Roberts Jr. joined their father in the business the next year. By 1971, the Roberts family operated four stores and a central warehouse to hold the overstock equipment and parts. By 1979, Roberts sold the last of the retail stores and began the now very successful wholesale business, Roberts Supply, Inc.
“The addition of Maruyama is a great fit for Roberts Supply,” said Rick Roberts, executive vice president and director of sales, Roberts Supply, Inc. “The quality of their people and the quality and diversity of their professional outdoor power equipment, pumps and sprayers is exactly the kind of business partner we’re looking for. Each of our territory sales managers is excited and pumped up about representing the Maruyama product line.”
The feeling is mutual at Maruyama, according to Leif Ringstad, general sales manager, Maruyama US, Inc. “Maruyama is thrilled to have Roberts Supply, Inc., represent our products,” he said. “Regarding outdoor power equipment distributors in the Southeast, Roberts Supply, Inc. is the undisputed heavyweight champ; their professionalism, sales acumen and dedication for complete customer satisfaction is well known throughout the industry.” Added Tom Glaze, vice president and general manager, Maruyama U.S., Inc., “With all their industry experience and legion of dedicated and unstoppable employees, I’m confident the Roberts Supply team will strengthen the Maruyama brand throughout their territory.”
For more information about Maruyama U.S. Inc., visit www.maruyama-us.com.