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Caterpillar Forklifts

Post #1 by vitalogylincs » Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:59 pm

This might seem a stupid question......but are Caterpillar Forklifts not Caterpillar in the UK anymore??!

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Post #2 by widget » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:29 pm

Do you mean the agent......Briggs equipment?......who have recently changed to supplying Hyster.
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Post #3 by modelman093 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:59 pm

vitalogylincs wrote:This might seem a stupid question......but are Caterpillar Forklifts not Caterpillar in the UK anymore??!


This may/may not answer your question

http://www.catlifttruck.com/dealers/europe/united-kingdom


I was working for Cat as a management trainee in the early 60s when they entered the lift truck market by purchasing the Towmotor Company. For a couple of years the rather vintage looking Towmotors were sold as Cats before Cat developed a new modern range. I believe (but don't quote me on it) that some of the Cat range of trucks was manufactured in Japan' possibly by Mitsubishi.


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Re: Caterpillar Forklifts

Post #4 by vitalogylincs » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:10 pm

Cheers for the info.

How come Finnings aren't the dealers anymore then?

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Post #5 by modelman093 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:49 pm

vitalogylincs wrote:Cheers for the info.

How come Finnings aren't the dealers anymore then?


No idea but perhaps Cat have just separated the distribution of the construction and materials handling divisions.


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Re: Caterpillar Forklifts

Post #6 by danielschmidt » Fri Feb 14, 2014 12:23 am

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the distributor for Cat forklifts in UK is Impact Handling.
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Re: Caterpillar Forklifts

Post #7 by widget » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:26 am

danielschmidt wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the distributor for Cat forklifts in UK is Impact Handling.


I Believe you are correct Daniel, the company I work for manufacture industrial vehicles and supply Impact Handling and Briggs Equipment aswell as other dealers. Briggs Equipment recently brought out Barloworld, another materials handling company which was linked to the Hyster Brand :thumbup:
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