Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Large buyers look to used forklift market

More companies are buying second hand forklifts, with larger companies now starting to consider used vehicles, according to Jungheinrich.

It says that retailers and third party logistics service companies in particular are embracing mixed fleets of new and used machines.

Neil Warren, Jungheinrich’s used equipment and short term rental director, said: “Historically, the biggest buyers of used materials handling equipment have been small to medium sized companies keen to increase or upgrade their truck fleets but with budgets that cannot quite stretch to new machinery, but more and more larger organisations are choosing to include used trucks in their overall fleets.”