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Chinese forklift manufacturers find new routes to UK market

07 March 2013

I met up with HC Forklifts UK in Corby recently as they wowed dealers with a range of lift trucks from Chinese manufacturer Hangcha.

These trucks were previously painted yellow under the Samuk brand and under the leadership of the inimitable Sir Neville Bowman-Shaw. Now a snazzy red, HC Forklifts has greatly increased the scope of Hangcha models available in the UK (see here for details) and has plans to boost this further.


Both HC Forklifts and the new Samuk brand (which operates under the leadership of David Copper and Tony Rooney) are trying to build a niche in a challenging market and hoping the (different brands) of Chinese forklifts (Samuk now distributes Maximal trucks) they sell will contain the right mix of attractive pricepoint and robust performance to gain traction.


We wish both companies well with their plans.


One thing is for sure, both companies are determined to offer a broad product range. For example, Samuk also offers Konecranes heavy equipment (due to its relationship with Cooper Specialised Handling) and HC Forklifts has plans to import everything from reach stackers to sideloaders and reach trucks to tow tractors.


 
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