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Equipment is a boost for builders merchant

Published: 11 January 2012 - Heather Ramsden

Equipment from forklift manufacturers Doosan and Combilift is helping specialist builders merchant JP Corry to improve productivity and reduce lifetime costs at its site in Northern Ireland. The company, which has a 140-year history of providing timber and building supplies from around the world, has already received over 40 new Doosan and Combilift trucks across 17 branches.

The 10-year supply contract was developed by Rushlift national account manager Matt Turner who travelled to each site, assessing each branch’s individual requirements and recommending new methods of working.

The introduction of the new Combilift equipment will enable, faster, increased productivity for JP Corry’s business.

The Combilift is designed to handle long-loads safely, by eliminating the need to travel with loads lifted high; the units provide greater stability and safer product handling. The four-way steering system allows the units to travel sideways with long load resulting in less product damage, safer handling for staff and the potential to save on space. Doosan will be providing trucks from its award winning Pro-5 range. Considered to be tough, reliable, simple to operate and economical to run, the Doosan trucks are said to come with high performance engines, operator sensing systems and hydrostatic steering. These are all designed to boost productivity, efficiency and provide a safer working environment.

JP Corry’s operations director, Richard Whiteside, says: “With the addition of the Doosan and Combilift equipment we will be able to demonstrate our vast range of quality branded products to even more customers, and continue to deliver our service, delivery and professional technical advice.”

Industry Connections: Doosan Infracore UK Ltd, Combilift Ltd


 
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