The UK importer of Mitsubishi forklift trucks – Red Diamond Distribution (RDD) – has completed the acquisition of Portsmouth-based Alto Handling Limited.

Colin Ivory, Managing Director of Alto Handling (right), receives the Mitsubishi Gold Award from Stewart Gosling of Red
Diamond Distribution who have acquired the Alto business

Announcing the move, Mike Jones of RDD said “This is an important development that will ensure customers on the South cost, including Brighton, Portsmouth and Bournemouth continue to enjoy continuity of service from a highly regarded and vastly experienced local supplier.

“At the same time, the move will allow RDD to maintain the integrity of the Mitsubishi network in the UK by ensuring stability, job security and growth for this award-winning business.

“It is a move that is as logical as it is positive: Alto Handling has been a highly successful Mitsubishi dealership for more than twenty four years and has scooped the coveted Mitsubishi Gold Award for outstanding customer support on three separate occasions.

“I’m delighted to say that the colleagues responsible for delivering that service have responded enthusiastically to our plans which will see significant investment in staff, training and stockholding.

“Acquiring Alto Handling will allow us to further strengthen our route to market throughout this important territory” continues Mike Jones. “Mitsubishi is a worldleading brand but even the finest equipment is only as good as the support behind it… and that’s where Alto excels.”


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