logoWe all know what a forklift truck is and what it’s used for, but what some of us don’t know is that not all equipment is the same so it’s important that you find the right one for the job.

There are a number of different classifications, sizes and power sources that go into these machines. Whether for use inside or outside, this piece of equipment is a vitally important part of many industries.

Consider the mechanics of a forklift – a relatively small piece of equipment, with the capability to lift maximum loads of thousands of pounds into the air reaching the upper stories of buildings, without suffering from the strain. Without them, construction, manufacturing, automotive, shipping and many other industries would not be able to function.

In 1917, the earliest version of forklift truck – originally known as the Tructractor – was created by the Clark Company who manufactured axles. They made the equipment to quickly, safely and efficiently move heavy loads and materials around their warehouse. In its early days, the Tructractor was not able to move materials off the ground, only from place to place at ground level. Soon this started to have a boost in productivity and revenue for the Clark Company, and other businesses became keen to have their own. In 1923 the machine progressed to lifting loads off the ground to just above the height of the truck itself.

Between the 1950s and 1980s lift capacity and health and safety support was developed, and by this time the machine was used all over the world. The forklift truck has been a relatively quick success story over the last 100 years or so, and continues to improve.

Complete Material Handling Ltd provide new and refurbished forklift trucks for sale in Sunderland and across North East England. CMH Limited also offer forklift servicing and maintenance on all of their trucks for sale and hire. All machines are serviced to the highest standard by a team of expertly trained, well-experienced technicians in their in-house workshop.

As customer service is first priority to Complete Material Handling, the team are on hand for call outs to support you if you have issues on-site to help you to avoid lost time. All machines come with a guaranteed 24 hour breakdown service, 7 days a week. You are guaranteed to have an engineer with you within 4 hours, any time day or night.

For businesses who are taking on new staff, Complete Material Handling are one of the only forklift truck companies in the North East to offer complete forklift training courses which provide operators with all of the essential skills necessary to work safely and efficiently. After completing the training, your business will be provided with a legal certification and the knowledge that the job will be done safely and well.

So, if you require forklift rental, new or second hand forklifts in Sunderland and across the North East, or any other service, visit the Complete Material Handling website or call 0191 447 2770 and the one of the team will be happy to help.