We are delighted to have appointed Hessle Fork Trucks as an official distributor for Yorkshire and the North East of England.

The appointment is the first since the establishment of the UK subsidiary in August 2015. A strong presence in heavy industries marked out Castleford-based Hessle as a potential partner for the Italian producer. Cavaion Baumann UK managing director, Jason Reynolds, welcomed the company to the new dealer network and highlighted the stability and professionalism that the 47 year old business will bring.

Said Jason: “Baumann has had an informal relationship with Hessle for some time and it may have been possible for that to continue. However, at Baumann we value long-term partnerships and believe our customers are best served by committed distributors that understand the products and mechanics well. Many customers come back to us time and again, so it is important that we offer a professional, reliable and high quality support partner, and in Hessle they certainly have that.”

Hessle has been the largest Manitou forklift truck dealer in the country for several years with a short term hire fleet of well over 500 machines. Further depots in Durham and Northants have helped extend Hessle’s geographical reach, whilst the acquisition in 2011 by investors, Corpacq, made them an integral part of a group with an annual turnover approaching £130m.
Hessle managing director, Andrew Rumgay, says Baumann is a perfect fit for the current range of products on offer.

Says Andrew: “We are delighted to be partnering with Baumann at an important stage in our history. Baumann is a deserved market leader in the sideloader business and as we have grown, our customers handling timber, scaffolding or metalwork have increased their interest in what used to be seen as a niche product.”

Hessle provides a wide range of handling equipment including rough terrain and industrial forklifts, telescopic handlers and powered access equipment. They also specialise in high capacity Rough terrain machines. Owners, Corpacq, have around 30 locations nationwide.