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Hangcha Forklift Canada partners with EMU for Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Race

Subsidiary of the esteemed Hangcha Group and its exclusive Québec dealer prepare for June event 

Hangcha Forklift Canada has announced its partnership with Équipements EMU as the forklift service provider for the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Race, scheduled for June 7-9, 2024. This marks the second consecutive year the companies will be collaborating for the Montréal-based event deploying several dozen forklifts on-site to ensure seamless operations for both the set-up and post-race disassembly.

The race held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is an annual motor racing event established in 1961. Located on a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is renowned for its iconic venue. In 2023, a staggering 345,000 race fans attended the event over three days, solidifying its status as a cornerstone in the motorsport calendar. Hangcha Canada and EMU, both based in Québec, are ideally positioned to support the event’s logistics.

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Louanne Rioux

“We’re thrilled to return for another year as the race’s forklift service provider. Last year, the team brought over 35 Hangcha forklifts that worked in the paddocks serving all race teams,” says Louanne Rioux, Sales and Marketing Director at Hangcha Canada. “It sweetens the deal to do it alongside EMU, our exclusive Québec dealer since 2021. EMU has been honored and recognized as a top-performing dealer for Hangcha Canada and we look forward to delivering another year of exceptional service to the racing community.”

Hangcha forklifts, to be delivered between May 21 and May 31, 2024, will be strategically positioned in the paddocks, guaranteeing readiness for the race. The Hangcha Canada on-site representative will be Louanne Rioux, Sales and Marketing Director, alongside Jean-Sebastien Demers, General Manager at EMU.

Jean-Sebastien Demers headshot

Jean-Sebastien Demers

“As we gear up for June, we’re excited to deploy a range of Hangcha pneumatic forklifts ranging from capacities of 6,000 lbs to the high capacity forklifts of 22,000 lbs and more,” expresses Jean-Sebastien Demers. “We’re extremely grateful for the opportunity to once again support this race, which holds a special place in the hearts of the Québécois, with new, reliable, and efficient equipment. The record-breaking attendance at the 2023 event speaks volumes about its significance and the passion it ignites among locals, visitors, and racing enthusiasts.”

Headquartered in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Québec, Hangcha Canada proudly stands as the only forklift manufacturer with a head office and distribution center located within Canada, showcasing its commitment to the Canadian market.