LiuGong making inroads into North West market
Equipment manufacturer expands sales and services in key region following completion of high-profile deals
LIUGONG are further increasing their UK market share, having increased sales and services in the North West region, with a number of major deals completed by their UK dealership Construction Plant & Machinery Sales (CPMS).
One of the first customers to join the ranks of LiuGong excavator ownership in the area were Bagnall Demolition. The company has recently taken delivery of a 30-tonne 928E machine and 50-tonne 950E model, both of which have been supplied with OilQuick automatic quick-coupler systems.
Andrew Fisk of Bagnall Demolition commented: ‘When we first started looking at LiuGong, we were impressed with what we heard across the industry, so we made contact with CPMS and discussed a deal that was extremely competitive.’
Another local business investing in LiuGong excavators were Stockport-based MT Kaill (Plant Hire) Ltd, who have expanded over the years and today operate a fleet of 170-plus machinery covering the North West region. Increasing its plant and equipment portfolio once again, the company has purchased six 22-tonne LiuGong 922E hydraulic excavators, with a further two units on order.
Steve Thomas, managing director of MT Kaill, said: ‘We had the LiuGong on demonstration and we were impressed with what we saw, as were our operators who all commented that the machines offered excellent performance, smoothness in operation and good comfort levels. We were also impressed by the dealer’s level of service and customer care. They offered us a very good and competitive package and we thought the machines would be a good product for us going forward.’
Another North West recipient of LiuGong products were Salford Excavations who have been enjoying steady growth in the regional demolition and contracting sectors. The business has invested in more modern kit and attachments, and recently boosted its machinery fleet with a new LiuGong 933E excavator.
Simon Saxton, operations director for Salford Excavations, commented: ‘We took a LiuGong on demo and ran it alongside two other brands in our fleet. All of our experienced operators spent time in the machine and they were clearly impressed with the way it performed. We had a good look at all of the excavator’s key components and realized they are well-known, proven parts from blue chip suppliers.’