Fork Force Australia has successfully delivered eight customised Ausa C250H rough terrain forklifts to the elevating work platforms company Skyreach at their Caboolture head office near Brisbane.
Commencing in January 2015, Fork Force is the exclusive Australian importer and distributor of Ausa rough terrain forklifts & telehandlers.
The delivery marks yet another milestone in Fork Force’s rapid growth as a major fully independent player in Australia’s materials handling sector, with more than 10,000 forklift sales and a current 1,000-strong hire fleet nationwide since 1999.
Fork Force was introduced to Skyreach by Ausa’s Oceania Manager Campbell Emmerson who knew this partnership would prove successful.
“Ausa is extremely pleased to have such a professional outfit as Fork Force on board, so I held absolute confidence they could get the deal done when Skyreach started shopping around for a rough terrain forklift dealer in October last year,” Mr Emmerson said.
“I put Skyreach onto Fork Force without hesitation and they handled the whole process very professionally and efficiently, getting all the customised specs done and all eight forklifts delivered this year, exactly as requested.
“So I look forward to many more win-win deals in the future with the success of this local partnership.”
From the range of 1.5 tonne, 2.5 tonne, 3 tonne, 5 tonne and telehandler models available from Fork Force, Skyreach chose the 2.5 tonne Ausa C250H rough terrain forklift.
“We chose the high quality European made, Ausa 2.5 tonne machine because it’s the ideal mid-size, ‘all-round’ model that will handle most of our rental customers’ lift capacity needs,” said Skyreach General Manager Mr Geoff Giddings.
“These Ausas are versatile forklifts capable of handling big volumes on rough or muddy terrain, and they have this excellent machine and load stability, with their low centre of gravity and the suspension provided by those large pneumatic tyres.
“This makes them perfectly suited for outdoor, construction & building sites, farming and mining & industrial sites meaning Skyreach can service even more customers in the growing outdoor niche with our wide fleet inventory.”
Some of the features of the Ausa 4WD model are its exclusive 4WD FullGrip system – allowing the user to engage and disengage the 4WD from the joystick controls, the Kubota engine which ensures minimal noise levels and fuel consumption, and the Bosch-Rexroth hydrostatic transmission providing smooth and safe operation.
Ausa’s Campbell Emmerson and Fork Force’s Operations Director Adrian Martin worked hard to ensure the correct specification for all Skyreach’s needs including air-conditioned cabins, digital weight gauges, special light guards, correct corporate colouring and three units being fitted with 360-degree rotator attachments.
Steve Cunliffe the Managing Director of Fork Force attended the delivery and handover of the eight machines alongside Adrian Martin and Fork Force’s Sales & Rental General Manager Gareth Clegg.
“I’m really proud as the Ausa distributor – they are a genuine high-quality European product with extremely competitive pricing and are fully compliant with all Australian Standards,” Mr Cunliffe said.
“So I’m very happy to use them in our hire or sales fleet and offer them to our customers, knowing they will be impressed with their reliable performance, brilliant value for money and low cost of spare parts.
“And after visiting Managing Director Rod Leech and his team and seeing his Skyreach business over at Caboolture firsthand, I left very impressed by their all-round professionalism and their emphasis on quality and range of machinery.”
“We hold the same values at Fork Force so I knew both parties would ‘fit right in’ and our Ausa machines would represent great business and customer value for Skyreach wherever they end up around Australia.”
Dealmakers Handshake: (Left – Right) Fork Force Australia’s Gareth Clegg, Adrian Martin & Steve Cunliffe with Skyreach’s Rod Leech & Geoff Giddings plus Ausa’s Campbell Emmerson.