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Ardent adds £13m Manitous

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Ardent Hire is taking its telehandler fleet to more than 3,600 with a £13m order for Manitou machines.

The deal with Mawsley Machinery and Manitou Group includes more than forty MT625, MT732 and MT932 machines with an additional 20-30 MT625 models to arrive before the end of the year.

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The customer takes delivery of the first machines.

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The package also includes a number of MRT2150, MRT2550, MRT3050 and MRT3255 models, boosting taking Ardent’s rotational telehandler fleet from 12 to 45 over the last year and with plans to further increase that to 100 before the end of 2020.

Peter Smyth, Manitou UK sales director, said: “It shows great confidence in our products and what we can offer the wider industry.”

All machines will be monitored via Manitou’s Connected Machine technology linked to the customer’s own Site Manager system.

Ardent CFO Julian O’Neill added: “We have worked closely with Manitou to make all machines compatible with our Site Manager platform and we will see further enhancements to the information available during the first half of 2020.”

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