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How to Choose the Right Forklift Company to Buy From

Forklifts can enhance safety, expand capabilities and increase productivity for your business. Acquiring them for your company is a no-brainer, but you need to make sure to purchase or hire them from a reputable dealer. The best forklift companies will offer high quality service and flexible terms, plus a range of additional extras.

There are a few ways to identify a reputable forklift dealer. In this article, we list some of the most common.


Check the reviews of the dealer before you commit to a purchase. The company should have a large amount of positive reviews and an overall positive review score. The reviews should also be easy to find and listed on reputable sites such as Reviews.io or Google Reviews. 


Businesses that have been operating for a long time can typically be trusted more than newer businesses. Most of the time, experience indicates that a business is of high quality because it has managed to persevere through so many years. It’s also likely that a business has evolved over that time to provide a range of useful services.

Flexible terms

The best forklift dealers will offer flexible purchase or hire terms on their products. It’s important to choose a dealer that can accommodate your needs, whether that’s purchasing a used forklift outright or hiring a forklift for a couple of weeks. If a forklift company has limited purchase/hire terms, you may end up with forklifts for longer or shorter than required. 

Free site surveys

The best forklift companies offer site surveys completely free of charge so that they can assess your premises and recommend the best forklift and terms for your needs. Take advantage of a free site survey to ensure you receive the most suitable products for your business.

Dedicated dealer partner

Some businesses are dedicated dealer partners of specific forklift manufacturers. This means they get access to exclusive deals and can pass the savings onto the customers. By choosing a dedicated dealer partner, you’ll likely get some of the latest models at the best prices.

Variety of products

Choose a reputable dealer who offers a variety of forklifts so that you can find the best product for your needs. Each type, brand, and model of forklift offers slightly different advantages and disadvantages. By having a wide selection, you’re better positioned to find the optimal forklift truck.

East Midlands Forklifts is a leading forklift dealer throughout the East Midlands. We have over 25 years’ experience supplying forklifts to businesses across the region. We offer free site surveys, flexible contracts and quick turnarounds. Plus, we maintain and repair your forklifts when you need it so that downtime is kept to a minimum.

Contact East Midlands Forklifts today to find out more.



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