Three military leaders in the Netherlands signing consortium’s new contract to supply Liftking rough terrain container handlers
Liftking LK30P-NL military series forklift on pavement side profile

Liftking is a global leader, celebrating 50 years in designing and manufacturing Rough Terrain forklifts specifically for militaries around the world. Our military models can be found in the harshest environments providing valued troop support for the United States, UN, NATO, UK, Middle East, Asia, and Canada. On April 19 Mark Aldrovandi of Liftking and Marcel van Santen of van Santen Group were in the Netherlands for the signing of our consortium’s new contract to supply rough terrain container handlers to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense.

“Their decision to go with a Liftking product was in part due to the versatility of Liftking’s robust rough terrain forklift” says Mark Aldrovandi.

The main duties of the LK30P-NL will be to handle 20ft ISO containers using forks or a top handler, at multiple locations worldwide. With a capacity of 22,000 lbs at 59” (10,000 kg at 1.5 meter) load center, it will be the backbone of the Netherland Military’s rough terrain material handling solution for their transportation fleet of 2000 trucks they recently purchased with a container system. This model is transportable by air, ship, and trucks, and has an ultra-modern Stage V engine that will provide the best solution towards minimizing harmful emissions for people and the environment.

The 10-year contract, plus 5+5 optional years, is a multi-million contract for 68 + 40 optional units, for delivery and maintenance, deliveries will be completed by the end of 2021. For the servicing of these units Liftking has partnered with van Santen Group from Haarlem, known for its transportation, crane and rental/lease of heavy industrial machinery divisions – a Dutch company with 90 years of business experience in rental, delivery and maintenance in Europe.

“I’m confident and excited of this opportunity to provide an excellent service for our Dutch Military both home and abroad” says Marcel van Santen.

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