IPS France to supply Grove Manlift parts

By Maria Hadlow27 September 2011

Frédéric Allier of IPS France with Art Ashworth of MinnPar at APEX

Frédéric Allier of IPS France with Art Ashworth of MinnPar at APEX

IPS France, the French arm of the UK based international supplier of replacement parts and after-sales service has been appointed official parts distributor by MinnPar for the Grove Manlift product range in France. The appointment was made official at the APEX show in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Now customers in France can buy genuine Grove Manlift parts, including those for the the SM scissor range, MZ straight booms and articulated AM booms.

MinnPar, a US company, sell OEM and quality replacement parts for a range of manufacturers' access products and specialise in 'out of production' and obsolete product lines. IPS France will supply the surrounding regions with Grove Manlift parts, sourcing stock from MinnPar through a European distribution centre.

The distribution agreement is designed to give owners and operators of Grove Manlift platforms improved product availability, and faster delivery response times. Parts will be held in stock at IPS France's premises supported by MinnPars' European distribution centre. IPS France will have access to Grove Manlift parts and service manuals, along with technical information to provide further customer support.

Frédéric Allier, IPS France's managing director said, 'as an established business, we have existing relationships with the French rental market, and can offer Grove Manlift customers the benefits of an improved and professional parts service with our established distribution links and technical support'.

Art Ashworth, MinnPar's vice president of sales and marketing said, 'We are pleased to appoint IPS France as our distributor. With our existing relationships in the UK, it seemed logical to extend the distributorship for Grove Manlift into France. Once again, we believe that together we can offer our French customers a faster and more efficient solution to sourcing their Grove Manlift Parts'.

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