Manitou has announced the appointment of Robert Coates Plant Sales, Stoke-on-Trent, as its construction product dealer for Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Manchester effective 1st January 2021.
Robert Coates Plant Sales is a family owned business which was started in the early 1980’s by Robert Coates. Like many successful businesses, customers asked Robert to source machines for them. He started with the supply of used machines before becoming the Case construction Equipment main dealer for Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and North Wales in 2015.
The current premises were purpose-built and opened earlier in 2020 and are ideally situated to serve the new Manitou geographical area of responsibility. They include a large, modern workshop for preparation and servicing of machines, parts store, offices, and showroom facilities. All sales, service and parts staff will undergo Manitou training during November and December. Parts stock will arrive before the year end, ensuring they are ready to support all customer needs from 1st January 2021. New machines will arrive in stock in early January.
This new dealer appointment results from the joint decision of Manitou UK and BTE Plant Sales to bring their current dealership agreement to an end on 31st December 2020.
Richard Parry of Robert Coates Plant Sales commented, we have been looking for some time to add another product range to our portfolio of products. The Manitou range of construction machinery fits ideally with us and our customer base. We are delighted that Manitou has appointed us and we cannot wait to get started on January 1st 2021.
Pictured Below left to right, Peter Smyth (Sales Director Manitou) Robert Coates (Dealer Principle) Richard Parry (Sales Manager Robert Coates) George Stanhope (Sales Manager Manitou)