Geotechnics Ltd, based in Coventry with branches in Chester, Exeter and Yorkshire celebrated 30 years in business last year. The company provide numerous services covering the design, implementation, interpretation and evaluation of geotechnical and contaminated land site investigations. Clients range from individuals with foundation subsidence problems and developers who wish to develop sites for industrial building or housing purposes to Public Authorities or Utilities for major motorway, railway, water supply or disposal projects.
The head office stores pallets of rock samples as well as pallets of sand, aggregate, IBC’s and well pipework.
Andy Suominen, senior engineer for the company was being forced to postpone deliveries due to their existing fork truck no longer being up to the job and needed to urgently replace it with something safe and reliable. A more compact size truck was also on Andy’s wish list as space is a premium within the warehouse.
A meeting was held with West Mercia’s David Stanley on Wednesday 10th December. A deal was struck, including disposal of their old truck and a brand new Doosan G18S-5 was delivered exactly seven days later. The short chassis gas truck was very well received and the operators were delighted with the ease of operation and additional features such as the clever “award winning” rear grab bar with integral horn.
Andy commented “we were left in the lurch by the failure of our old fork truck and needed a replacement truck asap. David and the team at West Mercia managed to deliver our fantastic new Doosan fork truck within a week when other suppliers had quoted me a waiting time of around 10 weeks! What’s more, the new truck is so much more manoeuvrable and compact than the old truck. Christmas came early thanks to West Mercia!