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Forklift sales are on the increase

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When your business requires the use of a forklift truck, one of the biggest decisions to make is whether to buy or rent. This decision very much depends upon the amount of work to be carried out, as well as the frequency of work.

Recent US forklift study

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A recent study within the US, the Lift Truck Acquisition & Usage Study, found that 62 per cent of forklift truck users planned to buy, rather than hire forklift trucks in the next 12 to 18 months. 42 per cent of individuals who were surveyed planned to buy forklift trucks to increase their current fleet and 58 per cent planned to buy forklift trucks to replace their much used forklifts.

But how does this compare to forklift sales in the UK? Well, according to the British Industrial Truck Association, sales of forklift trucks are on the increase. So we thought we would highlight the many benefits of buying a forklift truck.


Buying a forklift can be a great investment for your business. This is the case if you regularly require the work of a forklift to fulfil build projects.

You own the forklift

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When you own the forklift, this can reduce much worry and uncertainty, as you know that you will always be able to take on work that requires the services of a forklift. It is there when you need it.

Use it as and when needed

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As you own the forklift you can carry out the simplest and quickest job, right through to those that can take a few months. Owning a forklift gives you flexibility.

Quicker delivery

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When you own a forklift you have peace of mind in knowing that you can deliver work in a timely manner, with no need to postpone or reschedule, as there are no available forklifts for hire.

The affordable option

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Many business owners worry that they cannot afford to buy a forklift, and that their only option is to hire. But this simply isn’t true. Many forklift companies now provide the option to buy both used and new forklifts, with a range of buying and credit options, making the purchase of forklifts accessible for all.

At Global Fork Trucks, we provide a range of forklift trucks for hire, depending upon your business needs. We also sell used and new forklifts. To learn more about our forklift truck services, please do visit our website or give us a call today:


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