HIGH STANDARD OF EQUIPMENT AND SERVICE SERVES ANJ CONTAINER SERVICES WELL
For over 30 years, ANJ Container Services have been a leader in containerised freight handling in Sydney and Australia. Still a family-owned business, they pride themselves on providing high quality service that takes the hassle out of import/export operations for their many clients – and they expect the same high standards from their suppliers.
Which is why, for the last 14 years, ANJ has relied on Hystandard Handling Equipment to provide the quality Yale® materials handling equipment and superior service that assists ANJ in maintaining their industry-leading position.
Based at Banksmeadow, ANJ Container Services handle all facets of a Container Freight Station for their clients; from storage to unpacking, fumigation, steam cleaning of AQIS related cargo, Customs and AQIS Inspection.
In the process, they handle at least 25,000 containers each year – a demanding schedule which ANJ’s Acquisitions Manager, John Robertson, trusts only Hystandard to assist them with.
“Our relationship with Hystandard is excellent…we wouldn’t go anywhere else,” John Robertson stated. “We were with another major equipment company, but there was no personal contact with anyone – if we had any problems we couldn’t get onto someone and it was such an issue trying to get things done with them.
“It’s a lot more personal with Hystandard…I deal directly with their Managing Director, John Flinn, on purchase and rental matters and directly with their parts and service departments whenever needed,” he said. “We always receive a prompt and efficient response to our needs which allows us to do the same for our clients.”
Currently, ANJ has approximately 25 Yale forklifts and container handling machines from Hystandard working hard across their busy freight handling operation.
These include: 2.5t general purpose machines for moving cargo on and off trucks, into and out of containers and in and out of warehouses; 5t container entry machines, some with special attachments for specific products; 16t machines for moving 20′ containers; a 48t machine for lifting full containers four-high; a 45t reach stacker for flexible stacking of full containers; a 52t machine with special over-height legs for lifting open-top containers with over-height cargo four-high, and an additional large container handler as backup.
“We access all our machines from Hystandard, with the forklifts on rental and the container handlers purchased,” John Robertson said. “And all the machines are fully maintained by Hystandard so we don’t have to worry about maintenance or tyres or anything like that – just like the relationship we establish with our clients, our relationship with Hystandard is totally hassle-free.”
John Flinn, Hystandard’s Managing Director, echoed John Robertson’s comments on the partnership, saying the relationship is built on total co-operation and trust from both sides.
“ANJ and Hystandard have worked together really well over the years in working out the best solutions for the lowest cost of ownership across a complex array of equipment,” he stated. “They have always trusted our recommendations on which machines should be owned to provide the best financial outcome and which to rent to provide the most effective method of acquiring the equipment but with much more flexibility.
“Together we have established the best equipment solutions to maintain the success of yet another great Australian company – something we always strive for at Hystandard and something we are very proud to do.”
And the last word on this successful business partnership? Well, that goes to ANJ’s John Robertson.
“We wouldn’t go anywhere else,” he stated emphatically. “I had a guy come in from another equipment company the other day and he wanted to leave his business card but I said don’t waste your card – I’ll only throw it in the bin.”
For more information on Hystandard Handling Equipment and their range of hard-working Yale materials handling equipment call us today 1300 30 9253.