IPS to offer access parts service in the Netherlands

By Murray Pollok13 September 2012

IPS will have a parts van based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

IPS will have a parts van based in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

UK-based access equipment parts specialist IPS is establishing a mobile parts service in the Netherlands and will launch it at the Verticaaldagen show on 21 and 22 September.

IPS said a sales van based in Arnhem, 98 km south east of Amsterdam, will function as a mobile parts service, selling common and fast moving access parts to rental companies throughout the region. The van will stock around 400 fast-moving items covering a range of manufacturer products.

The move into the Netherlands is the latest expansion for the company, which already has parts operations in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, Turkey, Poland and Australia.

Sander Mellaard, parts manager at IPS, said; "We have built strong relationships with our Dutch customers and more recently we have been discussing improvements to our service delivery.

"Our European customers are aware of the mobile parts service we operate in the UK, and have responded enthusiastically to plans to expand into the Netherlands".

IPS said that by extending the service into the Netherlands - "and possibly further into Europe" - customers had an alternative, more direct outlet to purchase parts.

IPS operations director, Kevin Shadbolt, said the move would strengthen its operations in Europe; "The geography of the Netherlands lends itself perfectly to receive the on-the-road parts service - its major cities are in close proximity and benefit from well connected motorway links."

The Verticaaldagen cranes and access show takes place at Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands, on 21 and 22 September.

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