31 new telehandlers for industrial service provider
Client: ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux
Industry: Industrial services
In March 2021, the appearance of the Light Equipment Division premises of Feyter Forklift Services was mainly defined by a large order. No less than 31 new Manitou telehandlers for ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux coloured the workshop in Terneuzen in a striking red.
ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux and Feyter Forklift Services signed a new agreement in 2020 for the delivery of 31 new Manitou telehandlers, both MT-625s and MT-1840s. All machines were delivered to ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux in March 2021.
Patrick Driesen, Logistics Manager at Altrad Logistics Benelux NV, says: “The Manitou's are deployed at various locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. They are used for vertical and horizontal transport for our scaffolding material on industrial sites”.
Safety is top priority on industrial sites
All telehandlers were prepared in the workshop of Feyter Forklift Services in Terneuzen. In addition to technical preparation and carrying out the necessary inspections, all machines are equipped with a package of safety systems. This is important as the machines are used on industrial sites where hazardous substances are produced. Safety is therefore the number one priority at ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux. As Patrick Driesen explains: “Beyond Zero is our high-quality safety culture. If something new comes onto the market that has to do with safety, we want to be the first to apply it”.
To alert people to keep a safe distance from the machine, the telehandlers are equipped with extensive safety lighting. Safety ribbons mounted on the machine also provide a physical barrier that prevents people from moving within the working area or under the lifted load. To increase safety even further a camera system provides the driver an excellent view on the surroundings.
Service decisive for long relationship between both companies
The relationship between ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux and Feyter Forklift Services goes back quite a few years. Patrick Driesen is clear to the question of what is decisive in working with Feyter Forklift Services and Manitou again. “Price quality and service are decisive for us. The excellent cooperation in previous years and the direct 24-hour service were the reason for choosing Feyter Forklift Services and Manitou again ”. All machines are covered by a comprehensive service contract, which guarantees the maximum uptime of the fleet.
“For us, this order is a confirmation of the good relationship that Altrad and Feyter have maintained for many years,” says Alex van 't Westeinde, director of Feyter Forklift Services. “At Feyter, the customer is key and we focus on long-term relationships in which we are constantly challenged to improve and to develop our service and quality. For us, Altrad is the benchmark in which all facets of our organization can be applied, in multiple countries.”
About ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux
ALTRAD SERVICES Benelux is an important player in the field of multidisciplinary services in the industry. These services include scaffolding, insulation, tracing, asbestos removal and painting. With more than 3,500 employees, the company supports customers throughout the entire lifecycle of industrial installations: from new constructions to maintenance and from shutdowns to decommissioning.
Feyter proves itself as a total solutions provider
Core activities of Feyter Forklift Services are maintenance, sale and rental of forklifts (1 to 50 tons), aerial platforms, telehandlers, terminal tractors and reach stackers. But more than just offering machines, Feyter Forklift Services strives to offer total solutions to unburden customers.
Feyter Forklift Services offers tailor-made maintenance, rental, sales and leasing services. A team of more than 40 technicians ensures that both the customer's machines and the own rental fleet are always in top condition. With 3 locations in the Netherlands and about 25 service vehicles, customers can be helped efficiently. With three decades of knowledge and experience, Feyter Forklift Services is able to think along in order to come up with creative solutions.
Feyter Forklift Services is divided into 2 divisions: the Light Equipment Division and the Heavy Equipment Division. With this distribution of knowledge, the expertise within the company is centralized and used to the maximum. The Light Equipment Division has its headquarters in Terneuzen. Since 1-1-2021, a second location has been added in Nieuw-Lekkerland, close to Rotterdam. The Heavy Equipment Division is headquartered in Vlissingen.
Patrick Driesen, Hoofd Magazijn en Logistiek bij Altrad Logistics Benelux NV, en Alex van ’t Westeinde, directeur Feyter Forklift Services