Parker Hannifin has announced the opening of its first official Truck Hydraulic Center in the UK.
The ‘one-stop truck shop’ in Normanton, West Yorkshire is a partnership between Parker and long-term distributor BSP Hydraulics. The partners will provide truck parts, repairs, and diagnostic services, with the aim of helping fleet managers and maintenance engineers keep their vehicles roadworthy. This includes support for construction, waste management, agricultural, bulk transport and passenger vehicles.
BSP Hydraulics has recruited a store manager to run the service and has also invested £50,000 in the venture.
Martyn Allen, Parker’s Distribution Manager for the UK and Ireland, commented: “This is Parker’s first certified truck store in the UK and the EMEA region, and highlights the strength in Parker’s distribution network and its capabilities.
“BSP’s specialist truck and mobile-related knowledge is reflected in its growing business success and strong customer base, which includes both significant direct OEM customers and MRO aftermarket business. We’ve worked extremely well with the team for many years and look forward to continued partnership success.”
BSP Hydraulics’ Managing Director, Douglas Conyers, added: “It’s great to be leading the way with Parker. Some people might think this is an unusual time to launch a new store, but heavy-duty trucks, buses and refuse vehicles all provide vital services to communities across the region and beyond. And with many modern fleets under pressure to reduce emissions, cut downtime and increase profitability, it’s important that vehicles are professionally serviced and maintained.
“Our Normanton base is conveniently placed to help local businesses keep their vehicles running efficiently. Whether customers need a single part or a complex system, we’re here to support them. Our on-site diagnostic and repairs service can help spot problems that might lead to downtime and expensive repairs further down the line. And as an authorised stockist of genuine Parker products, we’re selling industry-leading components.”