Impact, the UK’s sole supplier of Cat® lift trucks, has sealed a package deal with Lemonpath Contract Packing & Logistics, providing the firm with a mixed fleet of 12 Cat® trucks.
The order, which includes six gas-powered GP18NTD counterbalance forklifts and six electric NR16N2 reach trucks, was supplied under a long-term contract hire agreement – including all-inclusive service and maintenance provision.
Lemonpath Contract Packing & Logistics’ Managing Director, Chris Antliff, says: “Impact really took the time to get to know our operations, and helped us specify the right mix and models of materials handling equipment for this order.
“We especially appreciate the flexibility the company offers in its contracts, as we encounter seasonal periods of peak demand every year – peaks Impact can help us manage with the provision of additional equipment when required, as a ‘bolt-on’ to the contract. This means we can meet our own customers’ exacting orders on time, without fail.”
The 12 new arrivals will be in operation 12 hours a day, five days per week across Lemonpath’s two main sites in Leicester, operating across 450,000 sq ft of warehouse space.
The trucks will be used to load the specialists’ varied cargoes – which can include everything from garments to gifts to ‘goody bags’, depending on what it is Lemonpath’s customers require packing – on to pallets, and subsequently into the trailers of Lemonpath’s wide-ranging distribution fleet.
“Impact’s all-inclusive contract hire package helps us hit the high materials handling fleet uptime target that’s a cornerstone of the packing business,” adds Antliff. “Impact’s engineers ensure their visits are out of hours, wherever possible, and knowing any potential issues with our trucks will be spotted and rectified before they become a problem offers considerable peace of mind.”
Lemonpath Contract Packing & Logistics offers full-service logistics to clients around the UK, Europe and Worldwide. As well as its core contract packing business, the company also provides storage across its sites, and can package and process any order in rapid time, thanks to its committed and flexible workforce.