Rushlift has secured a national deal to supply JP Corry, Northern Ireland’s largest builders merchant, with specialist equipment from forklift manufacturers Doosan and Combilift.
A highly respected name in Ireland, with almost 200 years’ experience providing timber and building supplies from around the world, JP Corry 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 the branch’s individual requirements and recommending new methods of working. Due to his expertise and knowledge, Matt was able to identify a tailor made solution for JP Corry to improve productivity and reduce lifetime costs.
Matt comments: “We’ve restructured the makeup of the fleet to more accurately reflect the business needs, and introduced new Combilift equipment which has really pushed the operation forward.”
JP Corry’s operations director, Richard Whiteside, said: “We have been greatly impressed with how Matt and the Rushlift team have dealt with this process. They have taken great care and diligence in putting together a package that is catered towards us getting maximum return on investments whilst reducing our operational costs.
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 improve our excellent service, delivery and professional technical advice.”
The introduction of the new Combilift equipment will enable faster and increased productivity for JP Corry’s business.
The Combilift range is designed to handle long-loads safely by eliminating the need to travel with elevated loads, the units provide greater stability and safer product handling. The unique 4-way steering system allows the units to travel sideways with long loads resulting in less product damage, safer handling for staff and the potential to make considerable savings on space.
Doosan will be providing trucks from its award winning Pro-5 range. A world leading value forklift brand with a reputation for simple, powerful products designed for UK and European markets Doosan’s trucks are tough, reliable, simple to operate and economical to run. The Doosan trucks come with numerous features including; high performance engines, operator sensing systems and hydrostatic steering. These are all designed to boost productivity, efficiency and provide a safer working environment demonstrating that a Doosan makes a worthy addition to any forklift fleet.
“As a supplier we have a responsibility to ensure our customers are getting the highest level of service at all times, and keeping in line with Rushlift’s reputation for exceptional client care,” said Matt. “Along with the introduction of the new equipment we have set up our unique online fleet management system, allowing JP Corry to view any truck, on any site and see exactly how the machines are being cared for, enabling them to keep track on expenditure and maintenance responsibilities.”
JP Corry prides itself on being a complete building supplier to both the trade and the general public. Supplying everything needed for building projects, from the foundations to the finishing products, the company’s approach has earned them the coveted Builders Merchant of the Year Award at the 2010 Octabuild Northern Ireland Builders Merchant Awards.
Rushlift is a leading provider of innovative materials handling solutions, with over 100 mobile engineers servicing customers from Aberdeen to Cornwall. As part of the Specialist Hire Group, Rushlift has experienced phenomenal growth over the past five years and was recently voted one of the UK’s fastest growing companies.