MLA Holdings (MLA), a leading nationwide forklift company, has expanded into the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region of New South Wales with the purchase of two long-established forklift businesses.
The acquisition of Hunter Liftrucks and Inglis Equipment from owner Ray Inglis took effect November 1st, and the combined entities began trading in the region as Hunter MLA.
Ray Inglis started the Inglis Equipment forklift hire business in 1978, and the complementary forklift sales, parts and servicing business, Hunter Liftrucks, in 1985.
Both businesses specialise in helping local customers find the right equipment for the job. Over decades, they have built strong reputations for being responsive to customer needs, selling and hiring only quality forklifts, and supplying the very best service and reliable spare parts.
The new Hunter MLA Branch will incorporate the best of all three businesses. Local customers will deal with the same friendly and professional teams they have always known, while gaining access to a wider range of products and services.
“Hunter Liftrucks, Inglis Equipment and MLA are a perfect fit for the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast Region,” said Geoff Marshall, Sales Manager at Hunter MLA.
“Both Hunter Liftrucks and Inglis Equipment bring a strong local presence and a good understanding of the area’s business needs, and MLA has the experience and strength as the national distributor and rental provider of Mitsubishi Forklifts.”
For MLA, the acquisition makes it easier to reach customers in the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region and provides synergies for the established branch structure and Sydney head office.
“Hunter MLA supports our vision to be the materials handling supplier of choice in the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast region of New South Wales,” said Matt Saunders, Operations Director for MLA.