Impact, the UK’s exclusive distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dechmont Forklift Trucks as its new Cat dealer for Scotland.

In its new role as a strategic dealer, the family-run business, which has been trading for more than 30 years, can offer any combination of equipment from Impact’s extensive Cat counterbalance truck and warehouse materials handling ranges, as well as premium products from additional specialist brands.

Managing Director of Dechmont Forklift Trucks, Davey Forrest, says: “Having such an extensive product range is going to ensure our customers can have exactly the right equipment to suit their operation, which will mean greater efficiency and cost savings.”

He adds: “Impact’s commitment to stock levels and their flexibility in transport means fast availability of new trucks, which will prove invaluable to customers.”

Dechmont Forklift Trucks provides new and used equipment for sale, contract hire or short-term rental, while a team of expert engineers also provides service and maintenance cover across Scotland.

In addition, the dealership offers an extensive workshop capability, and carries out forklift operator training at its Broxburn base near Edinburgh.

Impact Managing Director Terry Kendrew says: “We’re delighted to welcome Dechmont to our network, as we enter an exciting period of expansion for both Impact and Cat Lift Trucks.

“Dechmont’s focus on delivering outstanding customer service matches our own, and having quick and easy access to a range of premium equipment, and the ability to respond rapidly to any requirement will benefit customers across Scotland.”

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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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