Dutch international rental company Riwal and fork truck and logistics equipment manufacturer Jungheinrich have signed an international co-operation agreement.
Riwal will supply Jungheinrich with all of its aerial work platform requirements, for work in its logistics centres, while Riwal will offer Jungheinrich forklifts to customers in other market sectors.
The aim is to create a global ‘one stop shop’ for forklift trucks, aerial work platforms and telehandlers. The programme will take effect immediately in The Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia and Germany, with other countries to follow later this year.
Riwal chief operating officer Pedro Torres said: “Riwal is pleased to be able to provide a broader range of equipment to our customers as a result of this agreement. We are delighted to cooperate with a leading company such as Jungheinrich that has a strong international reach in the intralogistics industry.”
Jungheinrich’s director of rental Kerk Wichmann added: “Customer focus is key to Jungheinrich. By working with Riwal, we can serve the market with an expanded and optimally coordinated product portfolio. This partnership makes the rental of forklift trucks and access equipment much easier and more efficient for our customers. We look forward to working with Riwal to leverage business opportunities as both companies share the same corporate values.”
The two companies have already worked together, to supply equipment for last year’s Volvo Ocean Race. As the official equipment supplier, Riwal supplied the mobile shipyards with scissor lifts and Jungheinrich forklifts as well as the equipment used to build hospitality villages in various stopovers around the world.