Forklift manufacturer Doosan has announced the appointment of Mexmast as an official distributor of Doosan equipment.
Based in West Sussex, Mexmast is one of the largest independent forklift companies in the south-east, supplying new and used forklifts to its growing customer base.
Tim Waples, UK director and general manager of Doosan Industrial Vehicles, said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Mexmast and believe they will make a strong addition to our dealer portfolio. They have a wealth of experience dealing with large companies and a long established stability to the business. We are very happy to be welcoming them to the Doosan family.”
It’s been a strong year for Doosan. As well as the appointment of Mexmast, the company has made significant investments in its dealer network, parts centre, IT systems and dealer support facilities. These investments are all part of the company’s wider commitment to growing its operations throughout the UK.
Mexmast operations director, Darren Baldwin, believes that in Doosan it has found a partner which matches its own ambition: “We’ve been extremely impressed by Doosan’s growth and commitment to offering a high quality value for money, product range and service. The strength of Doosan and its success in the market has become increasingly difficult to ignore and being in a position of strength ourselves, we felt the time was right to make this exciting move.”
Doosan dealer manager, Jason Jordan, believes the extension of its dealer network will lead to further development of the Doosan brand: “Mexmast has great experience in the forklift industry and will provide a unique platform for Doosan. Darren and the team have a real commitment to being the best in the industry. Team this with a great understanding of client requirements and their ability to work with the latest product innovations, and you have the qualities that are essential for us in continuing to grow our business – we are delighted to be working with them.”
A family-owned company, Mexmast was established over 20 years ago, and throughout that time has grown from strength to strength, continuously providing its customers with quality products and tailor-made solutions. Based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, the company offers a full range of materials handling equipment for sale, hire, service, repairs, spare parts sales, driver training and transport.
Over 100 Doosan models are available in the UK from 1.5 to 16.0 tonnes (IC models) and 1.3 to 5.0 tonnes for electric models plus the latest warehouse range of pallet trucks, stackers, order pickers and reach trucks.
The company has acquired a strong reputation for delivering simple, powerful products designed for the UK and European markets. Earlier this year the group formed a new affiliate company, Doosan Industrial Vehicle Co., to oversee all global forklift activities.