Linde Approved build on customer Values

Since their formation in 1967, the ongoing objective of John A Stephens, the largest independent builders merchants in Nottingham, has been to provide customers with a service that is second to none.

This mindset is one shared by Linde Jewsbury’s Barry Naylor, who, over the past 3 years has been closely working with Andrew Stephens at John A Stephens, to deliver an ongoing solution to deliver to their materials handling needs.

Operating a mixed materials handling fleet of over 40 trucks for their busy application, Andrew has experienced five brands of equipment and believes that the purchase of a quality product, not necessarily the cheapest, pays dividends in the future.

Andrew commented, "Linde stands for quality, I use a Linde truck every morning and can see the benefits, comfort, visibility, controls, they are a pleasure to use. In addition, the fuel efficiency makes a huge difference."

The Linde 2.5 tonne, diesel powered counterbalance trucks are fast and reliable. The hydrostatic transmission fitted to these machines has proved ideal in coping with the continuous shunting duties associated with this type of application.

More recently, Andrew has complimented his fleet with the addition of three Linde Approved used trucks, specifically for light operations and in the dusty environment of the bagging area.

Typically ex-rental, all Linde Approved trucks have been maintained from new to the manufacturer's recommendations. Offering three classes of refurbishment, Linde Approved trucks are designed to suit individual budgets and applications. Only genuine Linde parts are fitted during the refurbishment process and LOLER/PUWER certification is provided with every machine.

"We believe we offer the most cost-effective solution to customers where a Used truck is right for their application and use," explains Matt Dearman, Used Equipment Manager for Linde Material Handling (UK). "Our engineers are factory trained and the products have been maintained to the highest standards throughout the term of the lease, so our used trucks are highly reliable."

Andrew Stephens concluded; "I am extremely impressed with the quality and condition of the Approved trucks we have purchased from Linde. We had an urgent requirement due to failures of aging equipment and Linde Jewsbury's had equipment ready and available for sale with delivery arranged within 2 days. The first Linde truck we purchased in 2012 has operated over 3000 hours and is still working on the original set of tyres and with added fuel savings, Linde is now our preferred supplier"

Linde Jewsbury's is the accredited national network company for Linde covering Bradford, Derby, Huddersfield, Halifax, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wakefield. Linde national network companies aim to provide long-term local business partnerships based on a thorough understanding and genuine interest in our customers' individual business requirements as well as delivering responsive and effective after-sales support.