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Materials handling equipment supplier Wilmat, secures major new contract

Wilmat Limited turned around the order for 30 of its acclaimed ‘Bulldog’ Powered Pedestrian Counterbalance Trucks within just 12 weeks to save the end user tens of thousands of pounds.

Teresa Hands, Managing Director at Wilmat, explained: "The order was placed by a trade customer on condition that the trucks could be made quickly as their client, a leading wholesale retail chain, had recently invested in a new fleet of lorries and their existing equipment was not compatible.

"This incompatibility had disrupted the unloading of goods at the stores, incurring significant additional costs."

The Bulldog PDCB5 truck is one of the most compact 500kg trucks on the market and can be operated inside the lorry containers, reducing the time taken to unload goods at the client’s 29 stores across the UK.

According to Teresa, the truck is one of the company’s best sellers, with more than 500 delivered to a wide range of customers over the past 10 years.

"For its size, the Bulldog packs a punch with its robust construction and many innovative features available, such as electronic steering, tilt operation and electronic breaking," Teresa continued. "It is also very flexible, with lift heights ranging from 840mm to 4660mm and capacities 300 kg to 2500 kg, making it suitable for a wide range of applications."

"Credit must go to everyone on the factory floor who pulled out all the stops to work flat out over Christmas to ensure that this major contract was delivered on time and within budget."

Added Teresa: "Both our customer and the end user were delighted with the response of everyone at Wilmat, not only because we have pulled out all the stops, but also because of the professional manner we dealt with our order from start to finish. They also commented that nothing seemed to be too much trouble and they got the feeling that a great deal of pride and care went into building the truck, which of course it did."

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