Record parts order as Brexit looms
By Euan Youdale11 March 2019
Replacement parts specialist IPS has placed the largest order for access platform spare parts ever received by Genie in the EMEAR region.
UK-based IPS is making the substantial investment – equivalent to four months’ worth of stock – to ensure that its customers’ experience minimal disruption when the UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March.
Kevin Shadbolt, director of IPS, 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.”
Founded in 2001, IPS is Genie’s authorised parts supplier for the UK. It is also the official UK parts provider for brands including Hinowa, Omme Lift, Grove Manlift, Manitou, MEC, BoSS and Pop-Up Products.
Phil Taylor, senior parts manager for EMEAR region at Genie, said, ”IPS has placed the largest single parts order we have received to date in the EMEAR region, further underlining its commitment to Genie and to our shared customers.
“Machine down-time is a big expense for access rental companies. By investing in such high levels of stock, IPS will ensure that Genie owners will benefit from a smooth transition when the UK exits the EU.”