Established in 1978, ACE Gearboxes have helped repair and replace gearboxes, axles and differentials for brands like Audi, Citroen, Ford, Peugeot, Vauxhall, and VW for over four decades.

In order to help with manoeuvring the heavy axles and gearboxes while they are being reconditioned, the business looked to fellow family-run firm and local Mitsubishi forklift supplier, Jofson.

With their workload split between jobs for members of the public and most repair centres around the West Midlands area, a speedy process with no interruptions to the daily operation was necessary.

Jofson sales manager, Jason Jordan, was pleased they could supply a brand-new Mitsubishi 3-wheel electric truck, replacing their old Nissan forklift. “The Nissan had a lift motor fault, so we loaned ACE Gearboxes a truck for seven days while we got the new truck inspected and fitted with a new battery and charger,” he said.

The 48 Volt Mitsubishi 3 Wheel Electric Truck with a 4700mm Triplex Mast was then delivered by Jofson within 10 days of receipt of the order.

“When we delivered the new Mitsubishi, we collected the loan truck as well as the Nissan that we took away in a part exchange deal with the firm,” Jason continued.

The new truck will be used for general loading and unloading duties at the premises along with helping in the manoeuvring of heavy materials around the site during their operation.

Based in the East Midlands, the company has been in business for 40 years and is still family owned and run – just like Jofson. Managing Director of ACE Gearboxes, Julien Tur, started the company after working for his brother for a few years in the same industry before branching out on his own. He still works every day alongside his loyal staff.

“I am extremely pleased with the high-quality service, as well as the immensely quick turnaround that Jofson has provided,” said Julien. “This level of professionalism allowed us to keep our business running smoothly and efficiently while our broken-down machine was replaced. Our staff are also really happy with the new Mitsubishi electric truck.”

Jofson offers the full extensive Mitsubishi range of award-winning battery-powered forklifts. With many advanced features, they take on the most demanding tasks and the longest shifts, indoors and out, whatever the weather.

ACE Gearboxes are based in the Midlands and collect and deliver nationwide. To find out more, visit