About Ergonomic Handling Group
Ergonomic Handling Group was formed in 2014 as Armanni USA, the exclusive authorized North American sales, and service center for lift trucks, tow trucks, pallet trucks and specialized material handling machinery made in Italy by Armanni Carrelli Elevatori Srl. Armanni equipment fills a void left by mergers and acquisitions in the material handling industry. Most manufacturers of material handling equipment today can’t or won’t customize their equipment to suit a customer’s specific needs. Others simply import machines from China, so what you see is what you get. Armanni, however, will make what you need – from small changes to groundbreaking new designs – all for a reasonable price.
Soon after taking on the Armanni line, we saw the opportunity to increase the utility and value of Armanni trucks with the addition of accessories made both by US and European companies. The combination of Armanni trucks and accessory suppliers allows Armanni USA to deliver turnkey solutions that were previously unattainable in the North American market. Our partners Midac Batteries of Italy, Cascade Corporation of the USA and Dini Argeo of Italy offer a complete range equipment designed and built to tough industry standards including clamps, forks, mobile weighing system and European standard traction batteries.
In 2015, Conhersa Machinery of Spain, and Al-Lift Systems of Denmark were added to our group. Conhersa offers a unique range of all-terrain lift trucks and pallet trucks for industry, construction and outdoor logistics. Al-Lift provides vacuum lifting technology for use on cranes, Armanni lift trucks and construction equipment. Among Al-Lift’s developments is a compact battery powered vacuum lifter that enables vacuum handling on any crane system that can be installed or removed in seconds. Also in 2016 Zallys Products, also of Italy, joined our group with their range of compact tugs, transporters and personnel carriers.
With such a broad range of products, Armanni USA was recently reincorporated as the Ergonomic Handling Group to better represent our identity – who we are and what we sell: ergonomic equipment, systems & solutions. Although the name has changed, you can continue to expect the same excellent service and industry expertise.
Meet The EHG Team
Chris van HaasterenPresident
Chris has been in the material handling business since 1995 and is its President. He has also been the President of partner Schlumpf USA since 2005. Chris has extensive design & field experience and specializes in product development and industrial problem solving. One of Chris’ loves is fly fishing for trout and salmon in Maine’s numerous remote lakes and rivers. Chris lives in Raymond, Maine and is married to Ellen, and has two grown sons, Kees & Corrie.
Doug JonesSales Manager
Doug has four years of material handling experience and fills the role of Sales Manager for both EHG and Schlumpf USA. Doug has an extensive sales background and is focused on building relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction. Doug is a serious distance runner and has completed the Boston Marathon more than 20 times! Doug lives in Duxbury, Mass and is married to Kathy and has two teenage daughters, Abby & Emily.
Dana DenbowProduction Manager
Dana has 20 plus years of experience in industrial production and equipment assembly, maintenance and troubleshooting. Dana’s is Production Manager for both EHG and Schlumpf USA. Dana’s expert advice gets to the bottom of problems in the field quickly and efficiently. Dana is very involved with his kids, coaching youth football and participating in hockey and baseball. Dana is an avid hunter and fisherman as well. Dana lives in Scarborough, Maine and is married to Shannon with two sons, Owen & Griffin, and a daughter Abby.