North West-based Global Material Handling has secured its biggest deal yet after signing a seven year, 33 truck contract with the Rowlinson Group.
The St Helens forklift dealership will be supplying Cesab products, service and support to group companies Rowlinson Garden Products and Rowlinson Packaging in Nantwich, Cheshire. The 33-strong fleet across the sites includes Cesab M300 4-wheel counterbalance forklifts in LPG and diesel, Cesab B215 electric three wheel forklifts and Cesab P200 powered pallet trucks.
A family business trading in timber since 1926, Rowlinson Packaging is a leading UK supplier of wooden cases and wooden pallets, employing nearly 200 employees across two sites and servicing some of the UK and Europe’s largest manufacturing exporters.
Rowlinson Garden Products is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and distributors of garden products, supplying garden structures, outdoor storage solutions, garden furniture and accessories from its premises in Wardle, Nantwich.
High service levels, quality products and strong relationships are among the reasons the Rowlinson Group has chosen Global Material Handling.
Charles Firth, Managing Director, Rowlinson Garden Products, said: "It's always a major decision when you're signing up for a seven-year deal for the supply of any equipment and you need to fully evaluate every offer. Global Material Handling worked extremely hard to ensure we had a tailor made offer that would suit our exact requirements at a competitive price, backed up with an extremely comprehensive service agreement."
John Carter, Operations Director, Rowlinson Packaging, added: "I've known Andy Evans at Global over many years and have every confidence in his ability to deliver exactly what we are looking for in this extremely competitive market."
Andy Evans, Managing Director, Global Material Handling, concluded: "Because our offering is all about high quality Cesab products backed by local, personalised support, Rowlinson recognised that we offered the best all round package for their needs.
"We know our customers and they in turn can pick up the phone for support whenever they need to, as well as regularly see us face to face. We don’t operate from automated call centres but are here on the ground, a dedicated team constantly working to help customers improve productivity.
"We're delighted to have secured the Rowlinson business and are looking forward to helping them drive their material handling operations forward over the next few years."