Hillhead 2016 deal sees Gallagher Aggregates boost Bell Equipment fleet
Gallagher Aggregates' three new Bell Equipment machines were secured through a deal made at Hillhead 2016
UK-based Gallagher Aggregates has bolstered its already sizeable fleet with the addition of three new Bell Equipment machines; secured through a deal made at the Hillhead 2016 exhibition.
The stand-based negotiations at the Buxton, Derbyshire showpiece event in June, which stemmed from a longstanding relationship with Bell Equipment, led to Kent-located Gallagher Aggregates investing in a new Bell L2606 Wheeled Loader, together with a Bell B30E ADT and a Bell B40D ADT. All models have now been delivered and put through their paces across the firm’s building, civil engineering, quarrying, and property development divisions.
From its conception four decades ago as a civil engineering and groundworks contractor, the Gallagher Group has grown to have a strong reputation within the civil engineering, property development, design and build contracting and quarrying industries.
Renowned for ‘doing things properly’ and ‘getting things done’, Gallagher Aggregates has also built its success on its investment in new product development and innovation; a methodology that has influenced the purchase of these latest high performing Bell machines.
Sean Connor, Managing Director of Gallagher Aggregates, said he found it an easy decision to place confidence back in Bell with this latest deal, and explains more about how the contract came to fruition.
“We visited Bell at the Hillhead exhibition back in June. The team knew that we were in the market for new machinery and were well prepared for our visit on the day.
“Bell understands the high standards we sets ourselves as a company, and can relate our business ethic to the capability of its machines, in terms of specification, performance and reliability. This made agreeing a deal on the day a straight-forward process.”
Gallagher’s relationship with Bell has developed positively over the past ten years. The company has a number of Bell ADTs operating within its fleet, all of which have proved to deliver an impressive track record in terms of performance. The machines’ capabilities out in the field have given Sean real confidence in the Bell brand, which has continued to thrive with each new model purchased:
“Our experience with Bell has encouraged our loyalty to the brand, and gave us the self-assurance to buy our first Bell L2606 Wheeled Loader while at Hillhead. Needless to say, the machine is up and running and performing well, proving its worth, and delivering results we’re extremely pleased with.”
These latest machines add to Gallagher’s two Bell B30Es, three B50Ds and additional B40D ADT; all of which have been working reliably and minimising downtime for over two years. Believing in the importance of always having up-to-date machines to execute its tasks, the aggregates firm also chose to trade-in two of its existing Bell B30D dump trucks, which had each accumulated 16,000 hours, as part of the new deal.
“We’re extremely pleased with the Bell machines currently working within our fleet, as well as the overall performance of the models we’ve decided to let go.
“An essential component of our firm’s reputation is that we use and supply high-performance equipment of the latest designs and specifications, recently manufactured and ready to deliver. Buying such reliable equipment from Bell enables us to maintain that status, and continue achieving results for our clients, and our company; which is why I wouldn’t hesitate to buy from Bell again.”
Nick Learoyd, Managing Director of Bell UK, said: “Expectations for new plant machines to perform under challenging conditions, prove themselves reliable, and keep downtime to a minimum should always be high.
“That’s why it’s so rewarding to learn from clients that the calibre of equipment designed and manufactured by Bell is more than capable of meeting those requirements. Their experiences further our businesses’ own reputation, develop relationships and help generate repeat custom.
“We’re delighted that Gallagher’s chose to bring their business to us at the Hillhead stand this year, and feel confident that the machines they’ve secured will provide them with the impressive level of service they’re looking for.”