Growing North East fork lift truck specialist Permatt is celebrating winning an industry award as it continues to expand the business.
The Killingworth based company, on target for annual sales of £3.5m, has just been named North East Dealer of the Year by specialist Irish customised lift truck manufacturer, Combilift.
The achievement is even more significant as Permatt only became a dealer for the manufacturer in the last 12 months.
Most recently, Permatt opened a new showroom facility in Killingworth, showcasing the extensive range of CAT fork lift trucks along with the more niche and specialist trucks from CombiLift.
Mark Percy, managing director said: “We’re having a cracking year with existing customers renting or buying more fork lifts as well as new clients coming on board. Despite the political landscape and economic uncertainties linked to Brexit, the market remains buoyant and relatively optimistic.”
With a workforce of around 24 people, Permatt has identified new premises to relocate the business from Camperdown Industrial Estate to a site in South Tyneside in the next 12 months. The company will continue to also operate from a depot in Penrith, Cumbria.
Permatt, the largest independent fork lift truck supplier in the North East, is now well on the way to building 500 vehicles in its long- and short-term fleet of materials handling equipment.
Established in 1981, Permatt has longstanding business relationships with a broad range of customers across the North East and Cumbria, supplying specialist trucks, spare parts, maintenance and operator training.