Longley Concrete Group has upgraded its fleet of side loaders, choosing Baumann as its exclusive supplier.

Longleys switches its side loader fleet to Baumann

Published:  06 September, 2013

When the Longley Concrete Group decided to upgrade its fleet of side loaders, the Dewsbury-based company chose Baumann as its exclusive supplier for the first time.

During 2013, the company has already taken delivery of five brand new Baumann side loaders that are now currently working at the company’s head office site in West Yorkshire.

Longley Concrete has purchased four Baumann GX 50 5 tonne side loaders for general duties, moving concrete floor beams within the company’s logistics operation, pulling out stock and loading distribution vehicles over an intensive six day a week programme. A single Baumann GX60 6 tonne model has been fitted with an airlift and is used for the transportation of the specialist heavier products that the company manufactures.

Commenting on the decision to switch its side loader policy to the Baumann marque, Roger Longley from Longley’s said: “We undertook a thorough evaluation of all the different manufacturers currently supplying the UK market and, on balance, we found that Baumann was the best choice for us, as it was clear that it put real emphasis on the quality of manufacture and product reliability.”

All five vehicles have been supplied by Industrial Truck Services in Manchester, who is also contracted to provide the service support for the Longley side loaders over their projected seven year working life.

“So far, we are extremely pleased with the performance of the new Baumann side loaders. When you switch manufacturers, there tends to be some driver reluctance, however, our drivers have been quick to adapt to the new Baumann units and the fact that Baumann offered full driver training programmes for us was an impressive added bonus, as this is very rare from any manufacturer,” said Mr Longley.

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