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Nexen diesel powered forklifts prove to be super reliable for Sovereign Design Play Systems

A pair of Nexen diesel powered forklifts are performing faultlessly for an Essex play equipment company.

Sovereign Design Play Systems of Shoeburyness is the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber based activity equipment and takes great pride in its ability to supply and install its products at primary and infant schools across the UK, in a matter of days if required. This speedy service is possible thanks to Sovereign’s policy of always holding large stocks of major components.

The company is currently using approximately 600 tonne of imported softwood every year, all of which is handled by the two Nexen forklifts that are kept busy every day over two shifts from 3.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Commenting on the forklifts, Sovereign’s installations manager Ricki Taylor said: "The Nexen trucks are better than most I’ve come across in my career and what I particularly like is how easy they are to drive – like a car really – which enables the operators to concentrate on the job in hand."

Supplied by local dealer Meadows Forklifts of Basildon on 5 year, full maintenance contracts, the 2.5 tonne Nexen FD25 and 3 tonne FD30 spend their day either unloading incoming raw materials or loading palletised finished products onto Sovereign’s fleet of eight 3.5 tonne flatbed delivery vehicles.

According to yard manager Daniel Hutsby, "The forklifts are brilliant and ideal for our demanding application. Also, even though they are now both a few years old and work extremely long hours, they have never let us down."

Nexen forklifts are designed and manufactured by the Lowestoft based Nexen Group using tried and tested components built into a sturdy chassis with excellent access for daily checks and routine maintenance. The company will shortly be launching a completely new range of models offering outstanding operator comfort combined with high quality and low operating costs.

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