SCA Timber Supply UK has taken delivery of 23 new mixed assets from materials handling specialist, Impact. The full-service contract hire deal includes a tailored five-year proactive maintenance agreement that will minimise downtime for its round-the-clock operation.

The wood-based product specialist’s new in-house fleet comprises a dozen 2.5-tonne trucks, nine 3.5-tonne gas-powered Cat® lift trucks, a Hako sweeper and a single Combilift machine – showcasing the strength of Impact’s premium product range. It will collectively handle more than 200,000m3 of product across its 10-acre site each year.

The Stoke-on-Trent-based business will also supplement its fleet with additional short-term hire equipment from Impact during peak periods of the year.

Damon Hughes, General Manager at SCA Timber Supply UK’s Stoke site, says: “Impact only offers reliable equipment, and by tailoring our servicing agreement, the team helps us improve and manage forklift truck availability on a day-to-day basis.

“Ever since we started working with them, they have helped us to identify where our performance can be improved and shown us the steps that need to be taken to ensure this happens.

“All maintenance work is scheduled to avoid our busiest times, which keeps disruption to an absolute minimum.”

Impact regularly inspects all its equipment to spot potential faults before they become a problem, maintaining the performance of its customers’ fleets at the highest level.

The materials handling specialist has also agreed to provide servicing and maintenance for SCA’s entire fleet, thereby maximising the performance and service life of every piece of equipment.

SCA Timber Supply UK provides a range of timber and associated products to the UK’s home improvement and building materials sectors. The company’s headquarters boasts a warehousing capacity of 210,000 ft², and features a finishing mill with a 20,000m3 capacity planing line. It employs more than 100 members of staff.

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About Impact
Impact is the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Mafi and Carer Heavy Duty Electric Lift trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Impact is also an agent for some of the world’s best-known specialist brands, and offers a full complement of materials handling equipment, ranging from automated guided vehicles, multi-directional trucks, side loaders, articulated trucks, access equipment and cranes. 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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