UK – Pentalver, one of the UK’s foremost providers of container-related services, has announced it is investing £5 million in handling equipment after signing a deal with asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment. Pentalver will be adding 19 new Hyster machines to its fleet following a detailed tender process involving an in-depth assessment of the marketplace and potential suppliers. The new machines will complement the existing 22 Hyster container handlers, also purchased via Briggs in 2015, which boosted the Pentalver group’s container handling capabilities across its terminals at Cannock, Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury and London Gateway.
Scheduled for delivery throughout 2017, the new Hyster equipment comprises 13 dedicated empty container handlers, specified in both single and double lift variations, capable of stacking containers six high, plus six Hyster RS4531CH laden reach stackers. Eight of the machines will be put to work at Pentalver’s Felixstowe terminal and six will go to Southampton while the Tilbury and Cannock operations will take delivery of three and two machines respectively. Pentalver’s Managing Director, Chris Lawrenson, said:
”Reliability is crucial to our success. Our customers rely on us and we, in turn, need to be able to rely on our suppliers. Briggs Equipment continues to impress us with the scope of its capabilities, high standards of customer service and commitment to helping us achieve our commercial objectives. This, combined with the quality and durability of the Hyster product and the advice and assistance available from Hyster’s support teams, gives us real confidence for the future.”
Briggs will also manage the service support contract and Paul Giles, Ports and Terminals Business Development Manager at Briggs Equipment, said:
”During the past 18 months our dedicated account managers, customer contract managers and regional service managers have worked in partnership with Pentalver to help drive up productivity by ensuring maximum utilisation of its Hyster equipment.
”We take a unique approach to meeting the requirements of port operators and freight handling businesses and this important new contract showcases our ability to support what is a critical business sector for the UK.”