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Forklift Dealer of the Year acquired

17 August 2018

Red Diamond Distribution, the UK national distributor for Mitsubishi Forklifts, has acquired Bristol Forklifts which covers the South West of England.

The move will allow the owners to retire while providing continuity for one of the country’s most experienced and best respected fork lift dealerships. Under the new structure Ian Mounce will remain as general manager. Bristol Forklifts won the revered Dealer of the Year Award in the FLTA Awards for Excellence in 2015.

Mike Jones, MD of RDD, says: “Acquiring Bristol Forklifts will allow us to further strengthen our route to market throughout the territory and develop what is already a hugely successful business. 

“Mitsubishi is a world-leading brand but even the world’s finest equipment is only as good as the support behind it and that’s where Bristol excels.

“For customers, this move will mean seamless continuity of supply and of the support they expect and appreciate. For the staff at Bristol Forklifts it means job security and for RDD this investment consolidates the Mitsubishi network in the UK and demonstrates our cast-iron commitment to the Mitsubishi brand.”