Van Gent 50th Anniversary

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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At Van Gent’s there is something special to celebrate. The forklift parts wholesaler has been in the business for 50 years now. “For this occasion we like to treat our customers. Van Gent prefers to celebrate its anniversary together with its customers. See it as a sincere thank you” according to Dave Lam, owner of Van Gent Forklift Parts B.V. “The next months we will surprise our customers with variously themed-offers. These themed offers will be announced in Van Gent’s weekly newsletter (News2Day).

A brief look at 50 Years Van Gent

Van Gent Forklift Parts B.V. was founded in Nijmegen in 1967. The company initially focused on selling forklift replacement parts as well as original parts of the brand Hyster. The company was widely known as true Hyster parts-only supplier. Up until today Van Gent is considered a Hyster specialist. “And rightly so, but… since 1996 Van Gent has been transforming from a Hyster-only supplier into a multi-brand forklift parts supplier for all popular makes and models”, Dave Lam states. The year 2001 is considered to be the year of birth of Van Gent’s own private label called OrangeParts®. OrangeParts would soon gain a reputable brand reputation, due to its excellent quality/price ratio. In 2007 Van Gent made the jump across the big ocean by establishing a subsidiary in the USA to directly supply the American market. One of the biggest success in the history of Van Gent has been the introduction of the Blue Safety Led Light for forklift trucks in 2011. Up until today the Blue Safety Lights outperforms its counterparts on quality, durability and price. After 50 years Van Gent is still going strong being one of the world largest independent forklift parts wholesalers.

New webstore

This anniversary year Van Gent will introduce its long-awaited brand new webstore with over 4.000.000 parts references. With just a few clicks the customer will be able to place an order. “Obviously with the same service level customers are used to get from us. Buying forklift parts has never been easier. Van Gent is anxiously looking forward to introduce the new webstore. ”, stresses Dave Lam. The new webstore is to be introduced in the spring this year.
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