Longstanding Gwent Mechanical Handling customer, Landrover 4×4 specialist, Bearmach, has taken delivery of a new fleet of Doosan Forklifts. Starting life as a small family company, Bearmach has grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of Land Rover parts and accessories.
A worldwide distributor of Land Rover parts to over 120 countries, Bearmach is also an authorised European dealer for Land Rover and Jaguar. With goods constantly being shipped in and out of its two operational sites,covering more than 50,000 square feet in Caerphilly, Wales, the company was keen to streamline its materials handling movements and enhance safety.
To help achieve this, Bearmachsought Doosan’s ‘simple powerful performance’ and again relied on the service levels and trust built up over many years with Gwent Mechanical Handling. The result was a fleet of five new Doosan trucks– three B15t counterbalance trucks, alongside a B20t electric counterbalance and a LEDH 18 powered pedestrian truck.
The trucks were supplied with customised extended forks, increasing the efficiency with which Bearmach is able to move around the parts and accessories– including high-end products like body shells, panels, and even complete Land Rover and Range Rover chassis–that are the backbone of the business.
The operator compartment on the B15t and B20t forklifts have been designed with drivercomfort in mind, with optimised pedal positions and fully-adjustable steering wheel and seat to reduce operator fatigue.And, with safety paramount in Bearmach’s busy work environment, the fact that these ultra-manoeuvrable trucks have the latest Operator Sensing Systems fitted as standard provides additional peace of mind.
“We are exceptionally pleased with our new Doosan forklifts from Gwent Mechanical which meet the needs of our business completely,”says Richard Green, Supply Chain and Operations Manager at Bearmach. “They are powerful, reliable and cost-effective and an added bonus is that we now have forklifts with weather-proof cabs, which is always a great help with the weather we usually get in Wales!”
Since taking delivery of the new Doosan trucks, Bearmach has noticed a clear increase in productivity and – with greater order efficiency –there have been cost savings too.
A focus on rugged, reliable, yet simple trucks has allowed Doosan to become a leading provider of forklifts in the UK. With high-specification features, and proven technology, it also offers one of the lowest total costs of ownership.