manitouWholesale food supplier, Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce specialise in supplying the full range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats, pate, yoghurts, delicatessen products and chilled goods to approximately 1,500 outlets throughout Southern England and South Wales.

Based in the heart of Devon in the village of Colridge, near Crediton, Hawkridge have recently purchased a Manitou Industrial Electric Forklift, model type ME425, for unloading/loading lorries and vans for distribution of food produce.

The new Manitou is easy to drive and is highly efficient in the chilled warehouse for maximising storage. Paul Smith of Hawkridge commented:

“The Manitou forklift offers precise handling of loads with the sideshift facility greatly assisting in the exact placement of goods, particularly for loading lorries”.

The Manitou forklifts regenerative braking is a positive feature, essential in the constant repetitive loading of vehicles, as it stops the forklift rolling forward.  In a demanding handling environment where space is at a premium, the Manitou is very agile and highly manoeuvrable machine.

Over thirty years ago, Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce started in business supplying hard and cheddar cheeses to the retail trade in Devon and Cornwall. Today Hawkridge employ forty people and have become recognised as a major contributor to the south west of England economy, sourcing local foods and supplying an extensive range of quality foods at competitive prices and offering a friendly, reliable service.

Manitou are proud to be part of the Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce excellence in promoting good food and West country produce to a variety of outlets.

Manitou ME425 was supplied by Westexe Forklifts of Poltimore, near Exeter.

Manitou Industrial Electric Forklift
Tel: 01202 810402

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