FGF Insulation keeps faith with West Mercia and Doosan

FGF Insulation celebrated 60 years in business in 2014. From humble beginnings, FGF have become one of the largest independent specialist suppliers of Insulation materials and conservation products in the UK  Dppsan for FGF
The company rely on their fork trucks to ensure the delivery deadlines promised are met. To ensure the standards are maintained, FGF needed to invest in new replacements. The replacement trucks needed to be robust, quick, agile and reliable to cope with the fast moving demands put upon it..

Mick Reid of FGF says, “West Mercia have been the preferred choice service provider for many years. West Mercia’s David Stanley carried out a comprehensive site survey and proposed the Doosan Pro 5 Diesel series truck, supplied with a powerful engine, also recommending we increase the current load capacity from 2500kg to 3000kg, ensuring greater safety when handling the large size boards we supply.

However, as we were in the market to purchase new replacements, we needed to satisfy ourselves on buying the right truck. We therefore, invited several fork truck manufacturer’s to compete for the business, resulting in us trying out other top brands to compare on site. After trialing a number of other manufacturers trucks we compared performance, strength of build and operators likes and dislikes.

The outcome proved the Doosan truck to be the right choice for us based on its strength of build, powerful engine and its tight turning ability, coupled together with a very attractive purchase package offered by West Mercia.”

Coventry Based Wudyu Concepts Expansion Demands Fork Truck Upgrade

Warwickshire based Danny Winfield, a skilled carpenter with over 22 years experience has been designing, manufacturing and fitting his own kitchens for the past 15 years.wudyu kitchen company in coventry get new Fork truck
Since opening the Kitchen Showroom Facility in 2009, Danny has seen his business soar, resulting in the need to look for larger premises and an upgrade to their old fork truck.
West Mercia’s David Stanley supplied a second user diesel fork truck which was processed to the highest standard in West Mercia’s well equipped workshop prior to delivery.
The truck supplied has an increased lifting capacity allowing the company to order in full packs of materials resulting in greater efficiency and saving on bought in material. This saving can then be passed on to the Customer.
Danny is keen to deal with local business rather than an organisation in another part of the country

Dealing with a local, founder member of the Fork Lift Truck Association such as West Mercia provides the peace of mind regarding the quality of the goods supplied, and as importantly the aftercare in the future, paramount to the efficient running of the business.

CFS Are Flying High

Warwickshire Forklift Truck Office supports Coventry Firm .

Established in the UK in 1994 CFS Areo Products is a leading aircraft repair and overhaul facility.
Situated in the old Alvis works on the edge of Coventry Airport, Baginton make it an ideal location to support many of their Customers.CFS Forklifts flying high
CFS merged with AEP (Aero Engineering & Powerplant Ltd) in 2012 allowing a major investment into the Coventry site to make Coventry a centre of engineering excellence.
The world class team of engineers who are EASA and FAA approved provide expertise on both modern and classic aircrafts.
The development has extended the range of work on landing gear and instruments including Non-Destructive Testing to Level 3
The investment also means CFS additionally stock propeller blades and engines to provide a fast turnaround.
Part of the planned development was to upgrade their existing fork truck with a larger capacity to allow greater scope of safely handling of loads in the future, particularly larger landing gear as well as providing greater reliability.
John Rowley, Director and Gary Wynne, Facilities Supervisor of CFS chose West Mercia Fork Trucks due to their local presence and transparency in the proposal and negotiation.

“The option of hiring a Doosan Daewoo G30, including all service and maintenance appealed as there are no unexpected bills or nasty surprises”.


Timber Innovations Expansion Meeting Increased Demand

In line with the demands of its fast growing business, WB Timber Innovations Ltd has recently completed relocation to a larger premises - two adjoining units on the Monkspath Business Park, just off the M42 in Solihull.

This relocation necessitated the sourcing of a suitable gas powered counterbalance fork truck for general lifting duties and a specialised fork lift truck for handling larger and more awkward shape loads, such as the spandrel trusses manufactured on site. The company wanted to source high quality second user forklift equipment.

gas forklift counterbalanceSteven Parkins, Operations Manager for Timber Innovations, had previous dealings with West Mercia’s David Stanley, which prompted him to make contact for supplier consideration.

With the sanction from Directors, Rob Jones and David Himmons, an order was initially placed for a gas powered counterbalance fork truck. This was shortly followed by an order for West Mercia to supply a high specification side loader  fork truck with an extra wide loading bed to allow transfer of long loads between the two units, as well as loading/unloading duties.

“It’s even better than we thought it was going to be, it looks almost like new.”


After an extensive workshop preparation programme, the most recently supplied Combilift C4500 side loader was sourced and Steven Parkins was delighted.
Timer Innovations sideloader solihull
WB Timber Innovations Ltd are specialist timber frame manufacturers providing the design, manufacture and installation of timber frame, SIPs and oak frame dwellings, bespoke timber features, roof trusses/panels and engineered floors.

WB Timber Innovations Ltd use the latest high performance sustainable materials combined with their highly skilled and experienced installation team, to create a beautiful high performance home.

Whilst keeping a strong focus on its existing self-build business, WB Timber Innovations Ltd hope to drive operations forward into the commercial sector over the coming year to maintain their record of virtually doubling turnover for every year of trading.

West Mercia Onpoint for Branded Forklifts!

West Mercia are proud to announce the signing of two of long-term hire agreements at Onpoint Logistics and their sister company Deltrans Express.

David Pugh of West Mercia originally discussed the hire of a gas truck with Anthony Delaney, Director of Onpoint. Their previous supplier had supplied three different forklifts in 9 months none of which were fit for purpose.
During a site survey at Onpoint’s Sutton Coldfield premises West Mercia identified that there was a large storage area below a mezzanine floor that wasn’t being used and it was suggested that a truck with a full free lift mast would open up this area for storage. When asked about the extra space, Anthony replied ‘Yes, we have never been able to use the truck under the mezzanine floor, if we could go under the floor, it would be extremely valuable and add another storage facility in this depot.’
Following the discussions at Sutton Coldfield West Mercia were then asked to look at a hire machine at the Saltley operation – during the discussions it transpired that Onpoint were very keen on their branding and so David suggested that we paint both trucks in the Onpoint/Deltrans livery of blue and red. The colours were matched exactly and the two machines, which match the companies van fleet,  have now been taken on 5 year terms.
The picture shows Anthony Delaney of Onpoint and David Pugh of West Mercia with Mark Roberts the West Mercia engineer who painted the two machines, outside West Mercia’s Oldbury Head Office. Anthony commented:-

“Dealing with West Mercia has been an absolute pleasure.  I am extremely happy with the one point of contact at West Mercia.  Dealing with a family business similar to ourselves really gives me reassurance in our material handling requirements. West Mercia have also fulfilled all our requirements, and we now have a large number of pallets stored under our mezzanine floor, which has left us with a lot more room in our depot.  I wanted to hire the trucks off West Mercia because they had offered to paint the trucks in the specific paint codes we use for our vans, and when I went to see the trucks, they look absolutely fantastic, in fact, they look brand new. I also made a special effort to thank West Mercia engineer Mark Roberts who was the engineer who painted the trucks.’

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