Skyworks is Takeuchi’s new dealer in Florida

Takeuchi compact excavatorTakeuchi-US  has named Skyworks as its new dealer in Fort Myers, Florida.

This follows Skyworks’ acquisition of Southern Gulf Equipment, a Takeuchi dealer and general rental company.

Skyworks will continue to sell and rent the full Takeuchi product lineup, including excavators, skid steer loaders, track loaders and wheel loaders.

Skyworks will also stock parts and perform equipment repair, and it will ensure an experienced staff by retaining all 32 employees from Southern Gulf Equipment.

“This is a new chapter for our company as it is our first full-blown general rental store,” says Jerry Reinhart, owner and CEO of Skyworks.

“We are hoping to learn from this and someday all our stores will be the same. We are excited to now be able to offer Takeuchi equipment, which has already been established throughout the area and will continue to succeed under our company’s direction.”

Established in 1999, the family-owned and operated business originally served as an aerial rental specialist. In the past few years. Skyworks converted most of its stores to general rental.

Including its new location in Florida, Skyworks has 15 locations throughout New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland, and Virginia.

“We are excited to work with Skyworks, which is a great family owned business and very well-respected organization,” says Todd Granger, director of dealer sales at Takeuchi-US.

“By keeping the staff from Southern Gulf Equipment, we should have a smooth transition for all involved parties. We look forward to Skyworks continuing to grow the Takeuchi brand in southwest Florida.”