BGW Group

BGW purchased its first Linde used forklift just over three years ago and has now equipped more than half of its 100-branch national network with similar trucks.

CNW Electrical Wholesale & Energy Solutions and Samios Plumbing Supplies are part of the BGW Group of electrical and plumbing wholesale businesses which cover the entire Australian market. Business is brisk for the company’s branches and forklifts are essential for day to day operations, but their level of usage doesn’t justify investment in new equipment, so Linde’s premium quality second hand forklifts provide a budget-friendly alternative.

Through the Linde Certified Pre-owned Program BGW receives all the benefits of new forklifts, including class leading productivity, incredible cost efficiency and low emission IC engines.

“We’ve been dealing with Linde for nearly three years for our used forklift requirements,” Group Asset Manager, Damian Purcell said.

“Our branches are essentially a warehousing operation and some are obviously busier than others, so individual forklifts might not get used every hour of every day, but when they are needed they have to be reliable.

“Before we began dealing with Linde we had purchased a wide range of used forklifts, but the consistency in the quality of the product just wasn’t there.

“Now when we require a used forklift Linde provide us with one which has just come out of its lease, which has been fully maintained by Linde and has low hours.

“Linde’s guys aren’t just order takers. They go out and inspect our buildings and to get a good understanding of what our requirements are.

“It is important that we have someone in the forklift industry who really understands our needs, not just to buy used forklifts, but also to have them supported them with after sales service.

When I am providing a forklift for a new branch I get one opportunity to get it right for that site so it is important to me I supply a unit that presents new and is in peak condition as a 10 year solution.

Since dealing with Linde we have been able to build a very good relationship whilst providing a quality solution for our branch network.

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