Leading materials handling company, NTP Forklifts Australia, has been appointed the Jungheinrich importer/distributor for Australia, effective 7th April 2008.
The agreement extends across all Australian states and territories and allows NTP to sell the full Jungheinrich range, as well as provide after-sales service and spare parts.
Hamburg based Jungheinrich, who began producing forklifts in 1953, presently is measured as the largest battery electric materials handling equipment manufacturer in the world and is considered 3rd largest overall forklift manufacturer with unit production exceeding 80,000 units during 2007.
The appointment has been hailed as an important step forward for both parties, with NTP gaining access to an extensive product range in the battery electric warehousing equipment sector and Jungheinrich benefiting from NTP’s national coverage and considerable 25 year experience in selling and servicing forklift trucks.
NTP Forklifts Australia National Sales Manager, Mr Damien Garvey, said the agreement is of significant strategic importance to the NTP Group as it adds further depth to their existing equipment range and well complements the range of TCM industrial forklifts that they currently distribute nationwide.
“Jungheinrich stands alone as a true innovator and world leader in the design and manufacture of materials handling equipment,” said Mr Garvey.
“Their attention to detail and use of advanced technology throughout their large product range is testament to the fact that they are considered the benchmark when it comes to battery electric warehouse equipment”.
Jungheinrich offers a complete battery electric range including powered pallet trucks, stackers, reach trucks, high/low level order pickers, counterbalanced forklifts and warehouse material flow systems.
Mr Garvey adds “One of their latest products is a pantograph reach truck, now only available from two other American manufacturers. This will be the first European manufactured type available in the Australian market and offer users a real alternative in this popular product for high level warehousing.”
Commenting on the agreement, NTP Forklifts Australia’s Managing Director , Mr Nick Perdelis, said that their new alliance will have a primary focus of elevating the Jungheinrich brand back into the mainstream of the Australian battery electric forklift market.
“Jungheinrich has been distributed in Australia for over 30 years, so it is by no means is a new brand in the market. We now intend to show our customers and the wider Australian market what a world class product Jungheinrich is and the many benefits it can offer them in terms of safety, efficiency and cost of operation.” Says Mr Perdelis
“We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Jungheinrich and are confident that in NTP, we have the scope of operations, skills and attributes to re-establish the Jungheinrich brand in Australia and help us further grow the local market,” he said.
NTP Forklifts Australia already represents major brands such as Manitou and its rough terrain forklifts and telescopic handlers, TCM and its industrial forklifts and Taylor-Dunn and its family of industrial personnel and burden carriers. The company employs almost 250 people nationally. It has six service centres from Adelaide to Cairns and over 50 mobile service vans for quick on-site repairs and maintenance, a A$2.5-million parts inventory, and counter sales and dispatch in every state. NTP also has a very well established regional sales and service dealer network.