It’s 8:30 am on March 16, and the Renault Sport Formula 1 team headquarters in Enstone, Oxfordshire, England has only one day to pack and ship 32 tonnes of vital freight in order to make the start of the Formula 1 season half a world away in Australia. Geoff Simmonds, Race Team Coordinator at Renault Sport, emphasises that there's no room for breakdowns or other problems.

We called our colleagues in Barcelona and Linde promptly delivered a suitable truck to the racetrack.

Communication and teamwork

For four years now, the Renault Sport Formula 1 team has relied on Linde forklift trucks to load all of its equipment, and to assist with race car construction at the racetrack, around the globe. For Zuzana Golisova, Short Term Rental Manager at Linde Material Handling UK, it is important that everything runs smoothly and that the customer is satisfied – just as it is for staff at Linde and its dealers right around Australia. “Before the season starts, I provide an overview of what the relevant requirements are. We talk everything through,” Zuzana said. “Then, at the end of the season, I check whether everything we agreed upon has gone as planned and discuss how we possibly could improve things.” Which again, is just as you’ll experience in Australia should you require Linde short term rental forklifts for Formula 1, or even something more routine.

A winning partnership

Renault’s partnership with the Linde UK Short Term Rental team has given the Formula 1 racing team the reliability and flexibility it requires. Zuzana Golisova is particularly pleased that Linde UK could also assist the Renault team at the Formula 1 road tests in Barcelona on a short notice. “We called our colleagues in Barcelona and Linde promptly delivered a suitable truck to the racetrack,” she said, describing the efficient collaboration within the Linde network. The Renault team values this support greatly. Geoff Simmonds enthuses: “Thanks to our collaboration with Linde, we can concentrate on what is really important to us, and don’t have to worry about things outside of our core business.” Whatever race you need to win, whatever your short term rental requirements, you’ll find the same professional approach from Linde and its dealers – and the same advantages. They’ll take the time to totally understand your requirements, then deliver a solution which meets those needs and your budget. For more information on how Linde can help your business, contact Linde Material Handling today.