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

Impact, the UK’s sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, has unveiled a suite of enhancements to its Cat® product line at IMHX, including details of a new cold-store cab for reach trucks, and enhanced cold-store protection for its 48V electric forklift range.

The Nottingham-based materials handling equipment (MHE) provider is displaying eight Cat trucks on its stand, including four forklifts: a diesel-engined DP25N and gas-powered GP18N, plus a pair of electric trucks – an EP18PNT and EP25CN.

Several other electric MHE machines: an NSP12N2 reach-stacker and a pair of power pallet trucks – an NPV20N2 and NPP20N2 – round out the Cat static display, showcasing Impact’s ability to tackle any task in materials handling.

Also on display at the stand is an award-winning example of Impact’s Cat reach truck product line – an electric NR16N2. The Cat NR-N2 series clinched a Red Dot Design Award earlier this year, thanks to the company’s involvement of its customers in the design process.

The 41 distinguished Red Dot Product Design Award judges were impressed by the NR-N2 series’ enhanced features, including the trucks’ Responsive Drive System (RDS). The RDS allows the truck to ‘sense’ if the driver is a newcomer or a skilled professional with long experience, and can tell how he or she wants the truck to behave at any moment.

The result is that all travel and load handling movement is very smooth, safe and controlled, including starts and stops.

The company is also using the show to reveal details of the Tier 3b and Tier 4-interim diesel engines now available for its 4- to 16-tonne Cat diesel forklifts – engines developed to comply with the latest European emissions legislation.

Equipped with a passive diesel particulate filter, these new engines do not require downtime for regeneration purposes, or additional maintenance requirements.

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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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