Barloworld's showrooms are at their regional facilities in Cumbernauld, Warrington, West Bromwich, Doncaster, Leeds, Gateshead, Maidenhead and Thurrock.
Visitors can inspect the equipment, see the service history and even have a test drive. Approved Used forklifts are ready for immediate delivery with only the selection of fork length, fitting of a rating plate and certification the final remaining processes to be completed prior to delivery.
The company is the sole distributor of Hyster equipment in the UK. Barloworld has a wide range of used equipment for sale or lease covering applications from a simple pallet truck through to huge container handling trucks.
All forklifts are ex-rental Hyster trucks having been maintained by Barloworld from new. At the end of a long-term contract each unit is returned to Barloworld's National Used Equipment Centre in Warrington for a thorough evaluation, service and repair to bring it up to Barloworld's ‘Approved Used' quality standard.
"During the current downturn, businesses are looking to reduce costs and get the very best value from their investments. So it's no surprise to see many of them opting for approved used forklifts rather than new," said Neil Edwards, equipment remarketing manager at Barloworld Handling.
Under the ‘Approved Used' programme, Barloworld provides three levels of truck finishing, Merit, Quality and Quality+, so that customers can choose a truck matched to their application and budget.
Quality+ standard trucks receive an additional level of preparation which includes a full body repaint, brand new tyres, forks, seat and lift chains and, in the case of electric trucks, a new battery.