FORST EXPANDS UK OPERATION

Först, a supplier of woodchippers, has expanded its UK operation with the opening of a new 10,000 square foot depot in Doncaster following aperiod of significant growth.

The new depot will not only
have a sales team presence to give existing and new customers in the north of England enhanced levels
of customer service, but the facility will also house a hire division and
a maintenance workshop where engineers can provide machinery maintenance either in Doncaster
or onsite at customer premises. Initially one mobile service vehicle will operate from the depot with potential

to increase that as the business grows in the region.

In addition, the Doncaster depot will stock new and demo machineryacross Först’s entire fleet of dieseland petrol powered woodchippers and a full range of spare parts for the Först range ensuring any customer requirement can be met.

Doug Ghinn, Director at
Först, commented: “The business continues to make significant stridesin the UK market and it’s great to see the presence of the brand continue to go from strength to strength.
The opening of Doncaster will give customer in the North of England

an enhanced service offering direct from the manufacturer, you can’t beat that! We have developed an excellent reputation for designing, manufacturing and supplying products that produce outstanding chipping performance, backed up by a first-class service offering and this depot will make that service to our customers even better.

“We are very excited to be expanding our operations and this is the first part of a much wider plan for us to not only increase the level of Först after sales care and support across the UK, but as we enhance our presence in Europe also.”