Stand 10H27, OS2, IMHX, NEC, Birmingham, 13-16 September 2016

Impact, the UK’s sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, will now supply materials handling equipment produced by Spijkstaal – the first time the Dutch manufacturer’s trucks have been available in Britain.

Impact is celebrating the news by displaying one of the manufacturer’s Model 310 step tow tractors at IMHX – one of many specialist vehicles now available from the Rotterdam-headquartered manufacturer through its relationship with Impact.

Spijkstaal’s Model 310 has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000kg and a top speed of 17km/h.

The 48V tricycle tractor, which is powered by an asynchronous AC motor, was designed for manoeuvrability in warehouses and stockyards, thanks to its light weight and compact design.

A vehicle well-suited to the start-stop nature of order picking and goods distribution, thanks to its low boarding height of just 110mm, the Model 310 has found widespread use in the automotive manufacturing industry, as well as applications in floriculture, healthcare and aviation.

All Spijkstaal’s tow tractors feature independent suspension on all their wheels, for increased shock absorbance, while the range’s ergonomic battery storage allows quick replacement, reducing downtime.

Steel plates bolted to the front, rear and side of the tow tractors provide a strong, durable chassis, while hydraulic disk brakes help keep both operator and cargo safe – all of which adds up to a long-term low total cost of ownership.

Under the agreement, Impact will supply all of Spijkstaal’s products to the UK market – a range which features a wide selection of environmentally-friendly electric vehicles, including tow tractors with capacity to pull between 1 and 30 tonnes, and larger, highly-customisable ‘burden carriers’, which are frequently used in European cities by municipal service workers.

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About Impact
Established in 1985, Impact is wholly owned by Eqstra Holdings and is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact is also an agent for some of the world’s best known materials handling brands; ranging from forklift and warehouse equipment, heavy duty lift trucks, long load handling, side loaders, articulated trucks, access equipment and cranes which makes up a full complement of materials handling equipment. As one of the UK’s largest independent materials handling companies, Impact operates from 11 locations and has more than 300 employees, including in excess of 160 service engineers. It operates a combined fleet of more than 5,000 rental units, plus supports 3,000 customer-owned machines and 1,000 used assets.

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About Impact

Impact is the sole UK & Ireland distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Carer Heavy Duty Electric Lift Trucks and Rocla AGVs as well as an approved dealer for leading specialist brands, Combilift, Flexi, Hako, Bulmor and JLG. Impact offers the most comprehensive range of premium materials handling equipment in the UK and operates nationwide from 10 key locations and 8 dedicated Cat dealers strategically-placed across the UK and Ireland, supported by a mobile network of fully equipped and manufacturer-trained service engineers.


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