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Jungheinrich UK announces new sales director

Jungheinrich UK has welcomed Les Knight to the position of sales director, where he will be responsible for leading an expanding team and driving the business’s UK sales strategy in support of its current trajectory of annual double-digit growth.

With industry experience totalling more than 25 years, Knight joins from Briggs Equipment UK, where he held the position of regional sales director for four years. This followed three years at Linde Material Handling as a Sales and Marketing Director, having worked his way up the operational chain in Briggs Equipment, Finning UK, and Lex Harvey – where he first started his career as an apprentice engineer.

Knight comments: “The logistics industry is undergoing huge change at the moment, driven by evolving consumer expectation along with political and economic considerations; for Jungheinrich it’s an opportunity that has been grabbed with both hands to show strength, dynamism and innovation, and to consolidate its position as the leading provider of intralogistics solutions. Jungheinrich UK is on an exciting journey of strong growth and inspiring new services and solutions that I’m delighted to be a part of.”

Luuk Snijders, managing director, Jungheinrich UK, concludes: “Les Knight joins at a pivotal time for Jungheinrich UK; we’re pleased to have him on board to help further strengthen our sales strategy and to lead the team using his extensive industry experience in support of Jungheinrich UK’s continued growth."

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