Först in the North: Först, one of the UK’s leading and largest woodchipper manufacturers, has established a real presence in the North of England with their depot in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
The Shaw Lane Industrial Estate base provides a much-needed facility, selling and hiring directly to the end-user. First launched in 2013, Först has become a favourite with arborists across the UK, with several thousand machines out there working. Först woodchippers are made here in the UK at their manufacturing plant in Andover, Hampshire.
“We put a depot in Doncaster in order to get closer to our customers in the North.” Says Douglas Ghinn, Först Sales and Marketing Director. “From this depot we now sell new and used woodchippers, hire chippers and carry out servicing on all makes and models. It’s our aim to provide customer service and care that is second to none.”
This is supported with a mobile workshop based at the depot to carry out onsite repairs and servicing in a fully-fledged workshop at the location. Först North has 10,000 sq ft of workshop and storage space and up to 40 machines in stock. There is a dedicated team of specialists, supported by years of experience in selling and working with woodchippers and a company with deep roots in the arb industry. The depot is designed to meet the needs of arborists, utilities companies, local authorities and hire companies in the area. Whatever the budget, say Först, they will have a chipper to suit from new machines or fully refurbished and part exchange machines, which are ideal for those starting out in the industry with a smaller budget. Being close to customers in the North means they have immediate access to all the facilities including the bespoke hire service and Europe’s largest selection of used woodchippers.
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