Genie has received the largest order for replacement parts ever placed with its European operation from UK parts specialist IPS.
IPS says it is making the substantial investment – equivalent to four months’ worth of stock – so that its customers experience minimal disruption when the UK leaves the European Union at the end of the month.
Director Kevin Shadbolt said: “No one knows for sure how Brexit is going to impact supply chains, however it is increasingly likely that the UK could experience substantial disruption. We founded IPS to make finding and buying parts easy for owners of access platforms in the UK and Ireland. This investment in genuine Genie parts is therefore about us staying true to our guiding principle. Owners of Genie lifts can rest assured that – whatever Brexit brings - we have got them covered for the next few months.”
Genie senior parts manager for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia Phil Taylor added: “One of the reasons we appointed IPS as our authorised parts supplier is its dedication to high levels of parts availability and excellent customer service. IPS has placed the largest single parts order we have received in the region, further underlining its commitment to Genie and to our shared customers.”
Established in 2001, IPS is based in Telford, central England, and is Genie’s authorised parts supplier for the UK. It is also the official UK parts provider for Hinowa, Ommelift, Grove Manlift, Manitou, MEC, BoSS and Pop-Up Products.