Först Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Först is proud to be celebrating its 10th anniversary as a market leading manufacturer of high performance, robust woodchippers, designed to get the job done faster.

The company began in a barn, with a welder, limited resources and a tonne of passion but their vision has always been clear – to be Europe’s no1 woodchipper manufacturer and the go-to brand arbs trust.

Over the past ten years, Först has grown from a fledgling business to an international concern with over 25 dealers around the globe.  In addition, Först has a subsidiary business in Germany, operating from two depots and with strategic partners across the country.

To date the company has built over 9,000 machines and is three times the size of the next largest woodchipper manufacturer in the UK and Europe.

Over the past 10 years Först has always put its customers at the forefront of everything it does.  The company has some fundamental values by which it lives and breathes, exceptional service as standard and every customer is a VIP.  The company’s moto is “Buy from us once and you’re a customer for life”.  Of course the staff at Först have been instrumental in delivering these values and have played a huge part in the company’s success thus far.

The Future for Forst

Först has some exciting developments on the horizon which involve bringing more prototyping and manufacturing capability in house.  This will mean a larger footprint in Andover, Hampshire, where the company’s HQ is based and will significantly speed up the process of getting new cutting edge products to market.  A number of new, innovative machines are in the pipeline, ensuring a bright future for Först.

Wayne Mudge, Vehicle & Asset Manager from RSK Hi Line commented:

“We’ve been with Först since the beginning and it’s been amazing to see them grow and evolve into the company they are today.  We took a leap of faith when we first bought their machines as they were new to market but we’ve never looked back, they’ve just got better and better.  The thing they introduced which really set them apart from the rest was FörstAssist, their after sales service.  We couldn’t live without it now, if you have the slightest technical issue all you have to do is pick up the phone and the FörstAssist team will sort it out – it’s an absolute life saver.”

Doug Ghinn, Director at Först commented:

“We launched the Först brand in 2013 at the Arb Show and so it’s fitting that this year, on our 10th anniversary, we’ll be the main sponsor at the event.  We couldn’t have grown to the size we are today without our loyal customer base so please join us on our stand so we can say thank you to you with our famous Först hospitality and a beer or two!”