IMPACT HANDLING STRENGTHENS HEAVY-DUTY DIVISION WITH NEW SENIOR APPOINTMENT

18 November 2014

After introducing Konecranes, MAFI and Carer products to its range earlier this year, Impact Handling has further strengthened its focus on the heavy-duty truck sector by making a senior appointment to lead its specialist division.

Nigel Richardson joins the company as Divisional Sales Manager, bringing more than 28 years’ experience, including 18 years at Linde most recently as Sales Development Manager – Heavy Trucks for the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. Prior to this he held a number of sales-related roles within Boss Materials Handling.

Richardson says: “After adding a truly impressive selection of machines to its portfolio Impact Handling is becoming a major player in this sector and I am excited about developing its potential fully in the coming months.”

Impact Handling and its UK-wide network of strategic dealer partners is supplying customers with the full range of Konecranes trucks, including specialist port-based machines with lifting capacities of up to 80 tonnes; MAFI trucks, including distribution tractors and RoRo tractors; and Carer’s electric forklifts, ranging between six and 45 tonnes.

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

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About Impact Handling
Established in 1985, Impact Handling is wholly owned by Eqstra Holdings and is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact Handling 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 Handling operates from nine locations and has more than 250 employees, including in excess of 150 service engineers. It operates a combined fleet of more than 5,000 rental units, plus supports 2,000 customer-owned machines and 2,000 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.