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.
The company is also 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.
Jungheinrich will benefit 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, says the agreement is of significant strategic importance to the NTP Group.
“The agreement adds further depth to our company’s existing equipment range and complements the range of TCM industrial forklifts NTP Forklifts Australia currently distributes nationwide,” Garvey says.
“Jungheinrich stands alone as a true innovator and world leader in the design and manufacture of materials handling equipment.”
“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.
Damien Garvey says one of Jungheinrich’s 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,” Garvey says.
Commenting on the agreement NTP Forklifts Australia’s Managing Director Nick Perdelis says that his company’s new alliance with Jungheinrich will have the primary focus of elevating the brand into the mainstream Australian battery electric forklift market.