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Scottish expansion for Impact Handling

Impact Handling have further strengthened their UK coverage with the acquisition of leading West Lothian handling specialist Dechmont Forklift Trucks.

Dechmont will now represent Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Heavy Lift Trucks, Rocla AGV, Carer Electric Lift Trucks and Spijkstaal Tow Tractors, alongside leading specialist brands Flexi, Combilift and Bulmor, all with the full backing of Impact’s nationwide network, as well as its direct factory support.

Terry Kendrew, Managing Director at Impact Handling says: “Having worked closely with Dechmont over the last few years, developing their business into a very successful Cat dealership, it was a natural progression to fully integrate their operation with Impact. The acquisition means that we are now able to supply and service our customers across Scotland directly with our entire premium brand product portfolio.”

Mr Kendrew continues: “Dechmont’s excellent facilities will also enable us to hold an extensive new equipment inventory alongside a comprehensive range of our latest short term hire machines – all ready for immediate deployment across Scotland.”

The existing senior management team will remain with the business at its purpose built premises in Broxburn, just outside of Edinburgh, servicing customers along the M8 corridor – from Edinburgh to Glasgow – and onwards across Scotland.

Davey Forrest, Managing Director at Dechmont comments: “Sharing a common belief in the importance of delivering a personalised local service, Impact and Dechmont really are a natural fit and our coming together is great news for both our customers as well as handling equipment users right across Scotland.”

Dechmont’s customers will further benefit from access to Impact’s fully approved refurbished equipment stock and its uniquely flexible in-house financing solutions.

Impact is a subsidiary of South African based enX Group, which holds interests in the distribution of industrial equipment, materials handling, commercial and public service vehicles.

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