£6 million investment in short term rental fleet

Posted on 1 Oct 2013

Material handling rentals are on the rise as Jungheinrich UK invests £6 million in its short term rental fleet of forklift trucks and material handling equipment.

Forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich is putting money into its UK rental fleet and says it wants to offer the most up-to-date equipment on the rental market.

Jungheinrich UK now has over 4,000 models in its short term rental fleet and, typically, trucks are less than 24-months old.

Neil Warren, Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s director of used equipment and short term rental, said: “We believe we have the youngest fleet of short term rental forklifts available [in the UK]. And because our short term rental trucks are, on average, less than two years old, our clients get the best equipment that not only looks good but is energy efficient and highly reliable – not a truck that has been out on contract hire for five years and comes with five years’ worth of problems!”

Jungheinrich has reported that the short term rental market is buoyant across the UK with particularly strong demand from companies operating in the warehousing sector looking to cover seasonal peaks in demand.

Strong demand has also come from the emerging events industry, where trucks are often needed to help with the build-up and breakdown of temporary festivals or sporting events.

Trucks from Jungheinrich UK’s full range, from pallet handlers to new high lift reach trucks, are available on short term rental and models can usually be delivered within 24-hours, and sometimes the company says, on the same day.