Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd have been formally recognised as Sany Europe’s port equipment, ‘Dealer of the Year, 2019’ for its stellar performance in the UK market with the Sany range of laden reachstackers and empty container handlers. At the time of the award, the Company had secured business for 21 container handling units for the first 8 months of the year making it the most successful out of Sany’s growing European dealer presence. The award follows on from similar highest-dealer-performance awards from SMV covering the period from 2002 to 2004, and again from Konecranes covering the period 2004 to 2006 (when Coopers traded as SMV UK Ltd). More recently, Coopers were recognised as Mantsinen’s Dealer of the Year in 2017. In all instances, Coopers placed the UK as the highest performing country amongst each manufacturer’s approved distributor network.
This point was not lost on Cooper’s Executive Director, David Cooper who commented “We are naturally delighted by Sany’s recognition of our efforts to grow the Sany name across Europe however, to receive a 4th award from a principal supplier over a 15-year period, against a backdrop of manufacturing-led competitors and at times, challenging economic and market conditions suggest we are doing something right”. Cooper continued “Whilst this award recognises sales volume, it really is a recognition of the art of getting the basics right with strong customer retention whilst at the same time, growing the new Sany users – we still have a third of the year left so still hopefully can add some more units yet”
The period saw multiple machine supply contracts from a breadth of multiple machine supply contracts such as Maritime Transport Ltd and Goldstar Transport Ltd through to the UK’s largest port operator, Associated British Ports plc.
Speaking on behalf of Sany Europe, Director Jann Rene Hansen commented “The professionalism, market knowledge and reach of Coopers never ceases to amaze us. They have assisted us greatly in the brand awareness of our product and have taken a largely unknown name into, arguably, the market leaders in a short space of time. Sany manufacture today more reachstackers per year than any other company so we are thrilled this manufacturing presence is reflected by way of market presence in a major European market”
Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck, RAM Spreaders, Telestack bulk material handling conveying systems and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks. The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions, which specialises in engineering support.
Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.