As of January 1th, Feyter Forklift Services opened a new business location close to Rotterdam, in Nieuw-Lekkerland. It is the third location of Feyter Forklift Services in the Netherlands. The company also has sister companies in Germany and Spain.
The new location is the former Verhoef Werkmaterieel BV. The company was acquired by Feyter Forklift Services in 2019. Until now, the company still operated under its original name. As of 1 January 2021, the takeover has been implemented in a uniform appearance and identity.
In 2019, Verhoef Werkmaterieel was taken over by Feyter Forklift Services BV from founder Cees Verhoef, who then remained active for another year to ensure the takeover to run smoothly. The company operated under its original name until the end of 2020. As of January 1th 2021, the takeover has been implemented in a uniform identity. “We will continue the current activities of Verhoef under the new name,” says Alex van 't Westeinde, director at Feyter Forklift Services. "But the change also enables us to offer a broader portfolio in the Rotterdam region."
Feyter Forklift Services has several brands in the portfolio, such as Manitou, UniCarriers, CAT, Meclean, Kalmar, Terberg and Combilift. From now on these brands are also supported from the Nieuw-Lekkerland business location.
Serving the Rotterdam region
The acquisition of Verhoef Werkmaterieel is in line with the growth strategy of Feyter Forklift Services. Van 't Westeinde: “Verhoef Werkmaterieel operates in the same industry and shares the same vision. Both companies stand for core values such as: thinking along, solving and unburdening. We add value to our customers operations as a single supplier with a total offer, combined with a fast and adequate service.”
The new location enables Feyter Forklift Services to be closer to customers. “Our working area has expanded further and further in recent years. Although distances are relative nowadays, we find it important to be close to our customers. That is why we scale up the rental fleet in Nieuw-Lekkerland directly from our existing fleet. This currently consists of more than 1,000 units. This allows us to immediately provide customers in the region with the right machine when they need it. In addition, the location serves as a springboard for further expansion of our sales, service and rental activities in the Randstad market.”
Part of Feyter Group
Feyter Forklift Services is a total solution provider in the field of internal logistics and material handling. The core activities of the company are the maintenance, sale and rental of forklifts (1 to 50 tons), aerial platforms, telehandlers, terminal tractors and reach stackers. With its many years of experience - Feyter Group celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019 - the company is a well-known player in the industry.
In addition to Nieuw-Lekkerland, Feyter Forklift Services has two other locations in The Netherlands in Terneuzen and Flushing. Feyter Gabelstapler and Feyter Iberia are two sister companies in Germany and Spain. Together they form the Forklift Services division of Feyter Group. This group is also formed by the Industrial Services and Civil Engineering division.