Snorkel UK, the dedicated sales and service provider for Snorkel lifts in the U.K. and Ireland are pleased to announce the appointment of Sheffield-based PLP Lift Trucks as an authorized regional dealer.
Under the terms of the agreement, PLP Lift Trucks are authorized to sell and service Snorkel lifts in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire, alongside Snorkel UK.
PLP Lift Trucks were established in 1972, and have built a solid reputation within the materials handling sector for the sale, rental and servicing of industrial forklifts, as well as providing accredited operator training. They are an authorized Cesab forklift dealer, as well as having many years of experience with other forklift brands.
Of the appointment, Andrew Fishburn, Divisional Managing Director of Snorkel UK said, “I believe this is a winning combination for both businesses. PLP are an experienced, reliable and well-respected name in the industrial forklift industry, with a proven track record as a dealer through their agreement with Cesab. This cooperation gives Snorkel UK improved access to the industrial market through a trusted partner, whilst also providing additional sales, rental and service opportunities for the PLP team.”
John Organ, Managing Director, of PLP Lift Trucks, added, “We have been involved in the sale, service and repair of powered access equipment previously, however, this was not at a dealership level. Powered access products are a great fit for our customer base, and earlier this year we began our search for a powered access brand that would match the high quality materials handling products already in our portfolio.”
“We approached Snorkel UK, and were extremely impressed by their products, UK manufacturing facility and what they could offer as a supplier. We particularly liked how the Snorkel lifts were designed for the hire market, and their recent design investments that ensure they are fit for purpose for the day-to-day wear and tear usually associated with a typical hire. We are excited to take the products out to our customers, and look forward to a long working relationship with Andrew, Linda and the Snorkel UK team.”
Following the appointment, PLP Lift Trucks invested in three Snorkel lifts – a Snorkel TM12 telescopic mast lift, a Snorkel S3219E electric slab scissor lift, and a Snorkel A38E electric articulated boom lift, which will be deployed within their hire fleet initially.