Family run independent timber merchant Jacksons Timber Ltd of Whitehaven has recently changed the purchasing policy for its materials handling equipment with the acquisition of four new Baumann GX55 side loaders that have now gone into service at each of its four branches across West Cumbria.
This is the first time that 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.
Explaining the decision to switch to Baumann, Paul Mossop, director at Jacksons Timber Ltd, said, “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. 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.”
With its head office in Whitehaven, Jacksons Timber Ltd is a family owned and run company, originally established over 35 years ago and now operating through four branches in West Cumbria, located in Whitehaven, Workington, Calder Bridge and Barrow in Furness.
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.
During the purchasing program, Jacksons Timber visited one of their regular timber suppliers Metsa Wood UK, who also operate Baumann side loaders, in order to evaluate the trucks in service before buying. They were suitably impressed by the overall performance of the Baumann trucks, as they assessed them working within a similar operating environment.
According to Paul Mossop, “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.”