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Renting from Powerlift Nissan makes sense for Central Logistics

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Central Logistics Group uses Powerlift Nissan for its materials handling equipment requirements.

Central Logistics Group has evolved over thirty years to be a leader in the field, handling the warehousing and freight management requirements for some of Australia’s leading companies.

According to Central Logistics Commercial Manager, Mike Wilkins, their contract services include warehousing, break bulk, pick and pack and scan and pack, which alleviates the need for their customers to invest in their own premises and support personnel.

“One area that assists us greatly in smoothing out the peaks and troughs in demand is the ability to be able to hire in forklifting and pallet stacking equipment when required to supplement our own fleet of lifting equipment. And when the need arises we turn to Powerlift Nissan.

“Our demands can vary greatly and this is where Powerlift Nissan really excel by being able to provide us with a range of short term rental options that range from specialised equipment with lifting capacities that exceed our own fleet of forklifts, through to additional electric walkie stackers for stock picking in the busy times.

“With Powerlift Nissan we get a fixed operating price so we know what our costs will be, plus they’ve taken the time to understand the requirements of our businesses. Under South Australian law the driveways that separate the buildings of the Central Warehousing facility and the Central Freight Management facility is deemed to be a public thoroughfare, so any vehicles using it need to be registered. Grant Matthews and the team at Powerlift Nissan know this and always supply rental equipment that will comply.

“Since buying six 21/2 tonne PJ02 A25U LPG powered forklifts in 2001 Powerlift Nissan has never let us down, be it with servicing or with renting. Our relationship with PLN has developed to one of trust over the years, so much so that they handle the servicing requirements for all our forklifts and reach trucks – even the non Nissan brands, so for us they really are a one-stop-shop,” Mike said.

The South Australian branch of Powerlift Nissan manages a fleet of 400 rental forklifts to service the needs of over 130 customers. According to Powerlift Nissan’s Rental Manager, Grant Matthews, their rental service is geared around being able to supply their customers with what they need and when they need it.

“Many of our customers prefer to rent on a short or long term basis because it gives them flexibility without having to outlay capital while still getting the full tax benefits and in the case of companies like Central, it gives them access to equipment that’s not required on a daily basis. “Our rental service is a competitively priced and is geared to supply on demand, plus we offer a full range of specialised attachments – like bail clamps, carton clamps, paper roll clamps, slip sheeters for the wine industry and twin pallet handlers, so we can pretty well handle any request,” Grant said.

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