Project Description

ENDEAVOUR FORKLIFTS HAS DELIVERED 30 NEW MITSUBISHI GRENDIA TRUCKS TO LEADING WOOD PANELS BUSINESS, LAWCRIS PANEL PRODUCTS. Endeavour impressed the Leeds panel, laminate and edgings company with long-term commitment and support for their rapidly expanding operation. Lawcris Transport Manager, Jamie Fell, says the new fleet will help improve flexibility and assist the speed of fulfilment for the £79m turnover business. “We have the opportunity to make quick decisions to update our products and change our services to benefit our customers, which in turn gives us the edge,” he said. “To keep this promise to our customers, we need equipment we can rely on and a supply that we can trust. Thankfully, we found that many years ago.” The company has a long-standing relationship with Endeavour’s Jason Reynolds, who first supplied equipment to the business over a decade ago, before he established his own Mitsubishi forklift dealership in 2016. Established in 1982, Lawcris has experienced over 37 years of continued success. Initially operating from a ‘two-up, two-down’ house in Wakefield, the company rapidly expanded  and today operates from a 200,000 sq ft, 24-hour site in a prime industrial location. The company also employs more than 200 staff, cutting, machining, bonding and edging panelss for use by the building sector, and Lawcris holds major distributorships with companies such as Kronospan, Egger, Finsa, and Norbord, amongst others. Speed and efficiency are paramount in a sector where competition is keen. “Our main warehouse holds just over £5 million of stock,” adds Jamie. “We have 7 bays for trucks which increases speed and efficiency of loading and unloading, not to mention our many forklifts! This simply means we can get more in and out of the door.” Endeavour specified a total of 30 Mitsubishi Grendia 3.5 tonne LPG forklifts, a range that has been developed to deliver outstanding performance and unbeatable reliability. Its energy-efficient features mean it achieves class-leading fuel efficiency. The forklifts are manufactured using industrial engines, rather than those adapted for the automotive market, resulting in high-intensity performance and smooth-yet-rapid acceleration.  “You could see from the early days that Lawcris were destined for great success,” adds Jason Reynolds. “Investing in the best performing equipment for their in-house logistics and transport department allows them to provide a first-class service. The new forklifts also allow them to offer next day delivery from a fleet of over 40 road vehicles, and will help reduce their carbon footprint.” The Mitsubishi Grendia engine comes with a closed-loop three-stage catalytic converter which dramatically reduces carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions  making it the cleanest-running machine on the market. “We are in the business of developing long-term relationships and being able to meet customer requirements over many years,” concludes Jason. “Part of that relationship means working with suppliers and brands that we ourselves trust. In Mitsubishi we have an active partner and an incredibly well-built product that gives us complete confidence and peace of mind that we can give people like Jamie and the Lawcris team and great solution that doesn’t cost the earth.”