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    Först opens Doncaster depot

    Wood chipper manufacturer Först has expanded its UK operation. It is opening a new 10,000 square foot depot in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, following a period of growth.


    The new depot will have a sales team presence to provide service to customers in the north of England. The facility will also house a hire division and a maintenance workshop. This will be where engineers can provide machinery maintenance either in Doncaster or on site at customer premises. In the beginning, one mobile service vehicle will operate from the depot with potential to increase that as the business grows in the region.
    The new depot will stock new and demo machinery across Först’s fleet of diesel and petrol powered woodchippers. Also a full range of spare parts for the range, to met customers requirements.


    Doug Ghinn, director at Först, commented:

    “The opening of Doncaster will give customer an enhanced service offering direct from the manufacturer. We have developed an excellent reputation for designing, manufacturing and supplying products.Backed up by a first-class service offering and this depot will make that service to our customers even better.
    “We are very excited to be expanding our operations and this is the first part of a much wider plan for us. We aim to not only increase the level of Först aftersales care and support across the UK, but as we enhance our presence in Europe also.”


    Contacts at the new depot for arborists in the north are Russell Fletcher and Gregg Owen. Both have been with the business for several months and if required, they can bring Först products out for a trial. Their contact details are:
    Russell.fletcher@forst-woodchippers.com or telephone: 07880 400957
    Gregg.owen@forst-woodchippers.com or telephone: 07384 796804

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