Exclusive Northern Ireland Hyundai Distributor Secures First Sale

11th April 2017

Logistics BusinessExclusive Northern Ireland Hyundai Distributor Secures First Sale

JD Forktrucks, based in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland has recently been appointed as the region’s exclusive distributor for Hyundai Heavy Industries forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. The company was established in 1980 and specialises in the sales, servicing, long and short term hire of Diesel, LP Gas and Electric forklift trucks.

JD Forklifts Managing Director, Mr. John Cooke said, “We were looking to expand the business with a recognised quality brand. We knew of Hyundai’s excellent reputation for its forklift trucks and warehouse equipment so we contacted the Hyundai’s head office in Belgium. We met with Hyundai’s fork truck divisional sales manager Gino Van de Auwera and discussed the terms of taking on the brand and within a very short time JD Forktrucks was officially announced as Hyundai’s exclusive forklift truck distributor for Northern Ireland.”

Mr. Cooke added, “We were very impressed with not only the whole Hyundai set up, but the quality of the trucks, the vast stock of over 300 machines and a 95% of spare part guaranteed availability within 24 hours delivered to the customer’s door.”

Mr. Cooke concluded, “Northern Ireland fork truck users deserve such a high-quality truck with access to that kind of back up service. The first delivery of two x 25D -9E, one x 30D-9 and one x 70D-9 are expected to arrive from Antwerp in March.”

JD Forktrucks can offer the full range of Hyundai forklift trucks from a capacity of 1,000kgs right up to 25,000kgs. The range includes electric, diesel, LP Gas and warehousing models for both sales and long & short term rental.

JD Forktrucks has already secured its first Hyundai Forklift order for a 2.5 tonne diesel powered 25D-9 – the order was placed by the world-renowned state of the art Echlinville Distillery located near Kircubbin, Co. Down. The new machine was delivered earlier this week.

The Echlinville Distillery became Northern Ireland’s first licensed distillery in over 125 years distilling its first spirit in 2013.  The Distillery’s brands include Echlinville Single Estate Irish Gin, Jawbox Classic Dry Gin, Bán Poitín and the multi global award-winning Dunville’s Irish Whisky.