Finning secures new deal with Palletforce

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Palletforce, has taken delivery of 28 brand new Cat GP25N LPG machines from Finning Materials Handling, the leading materials handling equipment supplier.

The machines will be used in the distribution and handling of thousands of pallets at Palletforce’s 210,000 sq ft central hub in Lichfield, Staffordshire. Darren Field, senior sales executive at Finning Materials Handling said: “Finning has been working with Palletforce for three years under a short term hire agreement. Following a consultation with the company and a series of site surveys it was agreed to renegotiate the existing contract to a contract hire agreement.” Palletforce currently offers a network of over 85 shareholder member depots, who combined have over 2500 vehicles and 3.5 million sq ft of warehousing.

Carl Wogan, operations director at Palletforce said: “Having worked with Finning and Caterpillar for some time, we are confident that the new fleet will be able to maintain and potentially increase productivity levels across our sites. The LPG model that we opted for also supported our business’ environmental policy for lower carbon emissions. With the additional modifications to the machines our team is now working at its most efficient, which is essential within this time sensitive market.” Wogan went on to say that: “Due to the nature of our business, operators work an average of eight hours every evening lifting in excess of 5,000 pallets every night. With such high service levels, operator comfort and safety is essential and Finning has helped us to achieve this.”

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