Hitec COVID – 19 update

At Hitec Lift Trucks, the safety of our employees and customers is the highest priority.

After the latest lockdown measures were announced, we wanted to provide you with an update about our services during this time.

Hitec Lift Truck’s operations will continue as normal and all of our usual services and support will be uninterrupted.

We have introduced lots of measures over the past months to help keep you and our employees safe and we’re committed to this safety first approach.

If you’re looking for materials handling equipment in the Home Counties area, then please ask Hitec and get in touch by calling us on 01933 228127 or going to our website.

Get the most out of your warehouse with specialist equipment from Hitec

With billions of products due to be picked, packed and stored in warehouses over the coming weeks, it’s more important than ever that businesses maximise their warehouse efficiency. However, there are still lots of companies who don’t have the right equipment for the job. This is where Hitec Lift Trucks is here to help.

From our Wellingborough site, Hitec has a wide range of high quality specialist warehouse products available in stock and ready to go. This means that you can get fast access to equipment that will make a real difference to your warehouse performance. From VNA machines, pallet trucks and access equipment  we have everything you need to keep on top of demand. All our warehouse equipment is available via flexible hire or purchase agreements, which can be tailored based on your requirements.

Mike Vaughan, General Manager at Hitec Lift Trucks, commented: “Online shopping has increased since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic and that’s meant warehouses are seeing additional demand and pressure. Despite this, many businesses are losing out because the equipment they’re using simply isn’t right for the job.

“At Hitec Lift Trucks, we take the hassle away and make it easy for our customers to access the quality, reliable and safe warehouse equipment that they need. We’re helping hundreds of businesses across the East of England. We can even provide a safety compliant site survey to check exactly what you need.

“To find out more about how you can make a real difference to your warehouse performance, make sure to ask Hitec.”

Give our team in Wellingborough a call today on 01933 228127

Need engineer support? Ask Hitec!

Unexpected equipment breakdowns are a frustrating reality for most businesses. Extended downtime can be an expensive drain of resources and can damage productivity levels.

At Hitec Lift Trucks, we take all of those worries away to provide our customers with engineering and breakdown support that’s sensible on price and never compromises on quality. They have complete peace of mind that their machines have been professionally repaired and know that they’re just a phone call away from an engineer being on-site to deal with any follow up issues or requests. We consistently average a two hour response time, which means we’re able to quickly get our customers back up and running.

Our engineers are fully skilled to deal with a wide range of machines and can help repair equipment even if it wasn’t supplied by us.

Mike Vaughan, Hitec Lift Trucks’ General Manager, commented: “Machine breakdowns and interruptions are a major headache for businesses in every industry. However, at Hitec we can remove that worry and reduce periods of downtime.

“What we deliver is high-quality engineering support for local businesses, made simple and affordable.

“Whether it’s a one-off breakdown support call, or long-term support that you’re looking for, we can meet your requirements.

“Just ask Hitec and we’ll do the rest.”

To find out more about our engineering support services, speak to our expert and friendly team today via 0800 193 8127 or visit https://askhitec.co.uk/contact-us/

 

 

 

Hire versus buy | Why Hitec’s flexible hire solutions could be the right choice for your business

As businesses across the country face up to the challenges of operating successfully in the post-lockdown economy, the concept of hiring equipment is becoming an increasingly viable proposition. This is mainly down to the wide range of flexible hiring options available that can often prove to be more suitable and efficient in comparison to outright purchasing.

The team at Hitec Lift Trucks has experienced an increase in demand within their hire division for not just forklift trucks, but also complementary equipment such as cleaning and powered access products. From the feedback received, it’s clear that the impact of COVID-19 is forcing companies to re-evaluate their strategies and hiring is seen as an easy way to help manage cash flow in the short term without compromising on output or performance.

Adam Lantsbery, Hitec Lift Truck’s General Manager, commented: “We are committed to working closely with our new and existing customers to identify the most efficient and cost-effective agreements for their requirements.

“We’re very proud of our extensive hire fleet of high-quality equipment and our capability to offer flexible agreements and payment terms.

“By adopting this approach, we’re hoping to demonstrate the positive benefits that hiring equipment can have on businesses of all sizes, and further enhance our reputation as a trusted local supplier.

“Hiring from Hitec is an easy way to help your business negotiate short term challenges whilst maintaining a high level of output and performance.”

To find out more about the flexible hire options available, please speak to one of our friendly team members via 0800 193 8127 or info@askhitec.co.uk

Hitec Lift Trucks – Your trusted local supplier, every step of the way

At Hitec Lift Trucks, we’ve worked hard to build up our reputation for providing quality material handling equipment solutions for businesses throughout our locality. The Coronavirus pandemic provided us with the opportunity to stand side by side with our customers as they faced up to a range of economic challenges. We’ve stuck by our principles as a trusted local supplier and we’re looking forward to supporting our customers as their activity levels and operations begin to accelerate.   

Given the uncertainty the continued uncertainty, it’s crucial that we can remain flexible in our approach and deal with our customers’ requests on an individual basis. Whether it’s through flexible hire agreements to meet extreme demand or expert engineer support to keep operations online, Hitec has worked collaboratively to find the right solutions to meet your requirements.

Hitec Lift Truck’s General Manager, Adam Lantsbery commented:

“We’re incredibly proud of the work our teams have carried out throughout the lockdown period to support local businesses and it’s provided us with the opportunity to build on our reputation.

“We have an incredibly diverse product range that includes material handling equipment but also complementary products such as our market leading cleaning technologies and powered access equipment. The market leading brands that we supply ensure we’re in the perfect position to support businesses as restrictions ease and demand increases.

“To find out more about how Hitec can deliver added value to your operations, please speak to one of our team here for friendly and helpful advice.”

To find out more about how our equipment solutions can help your business, call our expert and friendly team via 0800 193 8127

Introducing the H2.0-3.5UT Forklift Series

 

Hitec Lift Trucks are proud to announce the newest arrival to our ever expanding fleet of trucks – the H2.0-3.5UT Hyster Lift Truck range

Available now in LPG, Diesel and Electric configurations, these cost-effective trucks can provide a rugged and reliable material handling solution for a wide range of businesses and industries.

These trucks have a simple, ergonomic design which allows for ease of operation and maintenance – allowing you to keep your business moving. The UT range of forklifts also feature lift heights up to 5,500mm, lift capacities of 2,000kg-3,500kg and travel speeds up to 20km/h – making them perfect for smaller scale applications and facilities.

Available for both purchase and contract hire with Hitec Lift Trucks, the H2.0-3.5UT range of forklifts are your new, all-round lifting solution.

To find out more about the new H2.0-3.5UT Forklift series, get in touch today to speak to a member of our expert team. Call us on 01933 228127 or email info@askhitec.co.uk

Fork Truck Solutions

A Thank You From Hitec Lift Trucks

Thank You.

With businesses tackling so many unforeseen challenges, it has become vital to support one another.

Throughout lockdown, Hitec Lift Trucks has not only been able to remain open, but we’ve also continued to provide support to local businesses and traders.

Adhering to Governmental guidelines, the Hitec team have been able to offer equipment advice, servicing and breakdown support to businesses in need, as well as supplying equipment on short-term hire.

With restrictions now beginning to ease and many returning to work, Adam Lantsbery, General Manager of Hitec Lift Trucks, takes pride in what the company has achieved;

It has only been possible for Hitec to remain open thanks to the dedication of staff and the support of our customers. This has been a fantastic opportunity to show that Hitec is committed to supporting our neighbouring businesses and that as lockdown eases, we can be their “go to” provider for all their MHE needs.’

With engineers and administrative staff returning to 12 Bradfield Road, Hitec is now able to dedicate even more time toward aiding customers past, present and future.

We would like to thank everyone who stood by us during these difficult times, especially the key worker industries that have supported the UK. We’re very proud to have, in particular, worked alongside the Food and Logistics industries during lockdown. Your business is our business and we are eternally grateful for your loyalty.

Stay safe everyone.

Hitec Lift Trucks

The Hitec Reterospective: 2019

And just like that, another year is over.

2019 has gone by in a flash and whilst there’s been ups and downs, it’s been a great year for Hitec Lift Trucks. The tree is up, the lights are on and with Christmas only a couple of days away and with the dawn of 2020 on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back at our 2019 journey.

This year we’ve concentrated on expansion, growing our team, growing our space and growing our fleet.

We’ve come on leaps and bounds with the Hyster brand and have also added Hako cleaning equipment to the long list of equipment we can provide for sale and hire.

Our sales, hire and service teams have all welcomed new faces, whilst management of the business will be changing just after Christmas. Our two founders, Andy Selbie and Pros Girardi have embraced retirement and the next chapter of Hitec’s story will be led by recently promoted Adam Lantsbery.

We’ve taken on an additional building on Leyland Industrial Estate, allowing us to house even more equipment, our sales team and the Hitec Christmas Tree.

2019 has also seen Hitec Lift Trucks take on challenges for charity, including a sponsored 9k walk for Wellingborough Mind, a 5k Santa Run for SANDs and most recently Christmas Jumper day for Save the Children. We want to thank everyone who has sponsored members of team Hitec over the year, it’s wonderful to receive such support!

We couldn’t be where we are now without the phenomenal support of our customers. Not only have we had a bumper year for sales, but it’s been an incredible opportunity to work alongside some brilliant businesses and individuals. We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone we’ve spoken to, delivered to and met with over 2019 and we hope that we get the chance to do so again in 2020.

In the meantime, we’d like to wish everyone a very happy festive season! Have a wonderful time and we will see you again in the New Year!

Forklift Sales UK

We’ve Expanded & A New Face

Briggs Equipment UK

New Acquisition For Briggs Equipment

Briggs Equipment has completed the acquisition of Northern Forklift (Scotland) Ltd, one of Scotland’s largest independent materials handling distributors. This further enhances the position of the asset management and engineering services specialist, as one of the key providers of materials handling equipment in Scotland.

Northern Forklift has achieved significant success supporting the thriving food and drink sector in Scotland.  The combination of Briggs Equipment and Northern Forklift will provide customers with access to a broader range of products and services. In line with the Briggs offering, Northern Forklift will also now be able to offer the Hyster and Yale product ranges.

Peter Jones, Group Managing Director of Briggs Equipment explained, “Northern Forklift (Scotland) Limited is a valuable addition to the Briggs group, bringing a wealth of knowledge and engineering skill. In addition, this will add depth to our already broad customer portfolio, drawing on Northern Forklift’s relationships with some of Scotland’s biggest brands. I am really pleased to be able to welcome the employees and customers of Northern Forklift in Scotland to the Briggs group.”

Andy Sirel, Managing Director of Northern Forklift (Scotland) Ltd said, “There is an obvious fit between the two companies in Scotland in terms of our collective customers and employees which going forward will benefit all stakeholders. Briggs Equipment are determined to be the leading materials handling provider in Scotland, so this is an exciting time to join the Briggs group. They already have the necessary foundations in place, so as we work together to deliver best practice on asset management and engineering services across Scotland and build on already well established customer relationships, I have no doubt that we can achieve that goal.”

The acquisition sees Northern Forklift (Scotland) Limited become a wholly owned subsidiary of Briggs, continuing to trade under its own name and with all current operational contacts remaining in place.