Global Materials Handling, a UK-based forklift dealer, announced that it has undergone a management buy-out.

Sales director Andy Evans will now act as the sole owner of Global Materials Handling, which serves as the exclusive dealer for Cesab Material Handling Europe products in the North West.

Evans reportedly inked a new three-year dealer agreement with the Italy-based materials handling equipment manufacturer.

 “I realised the time was right to take Global and Cesab to the next level. This represents a fantastic opportunity for both brands,” Evans stated. “We have a committed team here at Global which worked hard to achieve record sales last year.”

He added: “We intend to build on this. We have invested heavily in the Protean software system, which is bespoke to our industry, and have continued to invest in our team and service van fleet.

“With his new investment now in place we are all looking forward to an even brighter and more successful future.”

Miles Griffin, General Manager of Cesab Material Handling UK, commented: “We’re delighted to see Andy take this decision and are looking forward to building on an already very successful relationship with him and the team at Global.

“Andy recognises the strength of the Cesab brand, having experienced record growth with it, and we in turn are looking forward to supporting him and the Global team on every step of their journey.”

Founded in 2009, Global Materials Handling offers services tailored to the individual needs of its clients, in addition to providing forklift hiring throughout the UK.