Maruyama forms business partnership with Hawaii distributor

Maruyama U.S., Inc. recently announced a business partnership with South Shore Equipment (SSE), an outdoor power equipment distributor in Waipahu, Oahu, Hawaii, to distribute its entire line of professional products in the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and Saipan.

For more than 25 years, SSE has been a distributor of quality outdoor power equipment. This longevity and a commitment to excellent customer service have earned the company respect and admiration throughout the islands. “We started out as a repair shop in 1975,” said Tom Frazier, president and general manager of SSE. “But we soon realized a need for a hard-working outdoor power equipment distribution channel here on Oahu and for the outer islands. We jumped at the opportunity.”

Leif Ringstad, general manager, Maruyama U.S., Inc., said, “Maruyama is on its way to a market-leading position in Hawaii and Guam with the addition of South Shore Equipment as our distributor for the islands. There are two primary reasons that Shindaiwa was the top-selling brand of professional power equipment in Hawaii and Guam for many years: Tom and Lynette Frazier. Tom and Lynette have spent their lives working with the dealer community in Hawaii and Guam to grow businesses and support the professionals that depend on their tools for a living, and no one has done a better job than the team at SSE. South Shore Equipment, in conjunction with the dealer community of Hawaii and the dealer community on Guam, is a formidable force. The secret of their success has never really been a secret: If you want to service your customers, you can’t be shipping parts from 3,000 miles away. South Shore Equipment has always gone the extra mile to land product into the islands and support the customer with locally stocked equipment, and, most importantly, locally stocked parts. No one in the islands does it better than South Shore Equipment, and we are fortunate to join forces with them.”

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