Asplundh Tree Expert Co., an international provider of vegetation management services to more than 3,000 utilities and municipalities, has named Husqvarna Group, the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products, as the exclusive provider of chain saws and related accessories to Asplundh and its international subsidiaries.
The three-year contract with Husqvarna’s professional division helps simplify the growing supply chain for Asplundh’s family of companies in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia. With more than 22,000 employees in its vegetation management operations worldwide, the volume of chain saws in use every day is quite large.
“Asplundh is one of the world’s leading providers of utility line clearance services, and Husqvarna is proud to have earned exclusive provider status,” said Jeff Dewosky, vice president, general manager, dealer division – Americas, Husqvarna Group. “Doing so confirms our reputation for providing the professional market with the highest-quality chain saws that maximize performance in every situation.”
In recent months, Husqvarna employees have been working both with Asplundh corporate and branch locations to demonstrate its chain saw product line and assist with any questions that workers may have during the transition. Besides Husqvarna chain saws, the partnership also includes training, dedicated account coordination, technical after-sales support, and access to an online ordering and support portal. In addition, a certain amount of inventory is on hold to support quick deliveries.
“Husqvarna has been a long-time partner of Asplundh, and we are pleased to have their support as we provide safe, efficient and cost-effective services to our customers,” said Ken Chan, chief procurement officer, Asplundh. “We know Husqvarna will further our goals of providing our employees with tools that offer better safety, performance, reliability and a cleaner environment.”
Husqvarna offers a complete line of chain saws designed to meet the specific needs of professional tree workers, loggers and skilled landowners. Each durable and reliable chain saw is powered by a Husqvarna X-Torq engine, which delivers lower fuel consumption and reduced exhaust emission levels in accordance with the world´s most stringent environmental regulations.