June 26 - Dusseldorf-based Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Crane, has appointed Translift Port Equipment Services as its new local representative in the Philippines.

Working with Gottwald's headquarters and regional Singapore office, Translift is responsible for sales and customer support, including after sales service and the supply of spare parts, for the entire Gottwald product range.

Klaus Roehrig, Gottwald's regional director based in the Gottwald Singapore Office, said: "The new presence in the Philippines will significantly improve our local customer contact and service. With its experience and profile, Translift is well positioned to advance Gottwald's business in an important market that still offers great potential for our products."