CAT® LIFT TRUCKS DISTRIBUTOR IMPACT EXPANDS DELIVERY FLEET WITH NEW SCANIA R450 HIGHLINE

8 September 2016

Impact – the UK’s sole Cat® Lift Trucks distributor – has expanded its delivery arm with a new 6x2 Scania R450 Highline, adding the tractor unit to a specialist fleet tasked with supplying new and used materials handling equipment to customers around the country.

Supplied by Scania dealership TruckEast, the Highline is equipped with a sleeper cab and hits the road pulling a tri-axle Nooteboom forklift trailer, emblazoned with Impact’s striking livery.

Sourced from the Dutch company, the Nooteboom trailer has a low deck height, long sloped ramps with a gentle loading angle and a sliding roof to accommodate high-mast trucks, and can transport up to five 2.5-tonne forklifts.

The new arrival brings Impact’s specialist fleet to three trucks – two Scania R450s and a single Mercedes-Benz Actros – plus three Nooteboom forklift trailers, all of which are co-ordinated from Impact’s Corby depot.

Terry Kendrew, Impact Managing Director, says: “By operating our own fleet, we ensure that our customers get the very best in materials handling equipment as quickly as possible, all delivered by a team of professional drivers.

“Such an approach means we can ensure the trucks arrive on time, and are ready to work the moment they roll off the ramp – it’s a factory-to-customer approach that is greatly appreciated by our clients, and demonstrates how far we’ll go to provide the best in customer service. Like it says on the side of the trailer – we go the extra mile.”

For more information about Impact visit www.impact-handling.com .

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About Impact
Established in 1985, Impact is wholly owned by Eqstra Holdings and is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact is also an agent for some of the world’s best known materials handling brands; ranging from forklift and warehouse equipment, heavy duty lift trucks, long load handling, side loaders, articulated trucks, access equipment and cranes which makes up a full complement of materials handling equipment. As one of the UK’s largest independent materials handling companies, Impact operates from 11 locations and has more than 300 employees, including in excess of 160 service engineers. It operates a combined fleet of more than 5,000 rental units, plus supports 3,000 customer-owned machines and 1,000 used assets.

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Impact is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Mafi and Carer Heavy Duty Electric Lift trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact is also an agent for some of the world’s best-known specialist brands, and offers a full complement of materials handling equipment, ranging from automated guided vehicles, multi-directional trucks, side loaders, articulated trucks, access equipment and cranes. As one of the UK’s largest independent materials handling companies, Impact operates from 11 locations and has more than 300 employees, including in excess of 160 service engineers. It operates a combined fleet of more than 5,000 rental units, plus supports 3,000 customer-owned machines and 1,000 used assets.