Jacksons Timber switches to Baumann

Published:  13 August, 2014

Family-run Jacksons Timber has recently changed the purchasing policy for its materials handling equipment. The acquisition of four new Baumann GX55 side loaders have now gone into service at each of its four branches across West Cumbria.

This is the first time Jacksons Timber has purchased Baumann side loaders for its fleet, with the company also specifying new side loaders for the first time, as opposed to their previous policy of running refurbished side loaders.

PaulMossop, director at Jacksons Timber Ltd, explained the decision to switch to Baumann. “Our timber business has grown substantially in recent years and we felt it was time to reflect this success by up-specifying our material handling equipment and, in particular, our side loader fleet," he said. "After careful consideration, we felt that Baumann offered us the best all-round package, combining superior build quality with driver suitability and impressive support service.”

The four new Baumann GX55 5-tonne side loaders went into service in March this year, one at each branch, and the Cumbrian-based company now plans to run them for an eight year working life.

Mr Mossop added: “Throughout the whole process of buying new side loaders for the first time, we have really appreciated the way that Baumann has approached our requirements. Their customer focused attention to detail has ensured that we have got peace in mind and reassurance with this deal, which is essential when making such a long term capital investment.”

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