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IMHX takes place in September 2016

Investec to sponsor IMHX 2016

Investec Asset Finance plc has been announced as the headline sponsor of IMHX 2016, the UK's largest intralogistics event.

Investec, which launched its Materials Handling division on 1st January 2014, adds IMHX 2016 to a string of top-drawer sponsorships, including the recent Investec Derby - the world's richest flat race - England Test Match cricket, Opera Holland Park, the Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and both England & GB women’s hockey teams.

IMHX 2016's Rob Fisher, the director of the Materials Handling Group at Informa Exhibitions, says: "Securing this sponsorship from Investec - a world-renowned and respected brand in the financial sector - is a tremendous boost for IMHX 2016.

“We are witnessing unprecedented levels of interest in the event from exhibitors, many of whom are existing or potential clients of Investec. I believe we can offer Investec a magnificent opportunity to delve deeper into the logistics sector, not only through the execution of another successful IMHX event, but in the two years leading up to the show.

"Gone are the days when a sponsorship was a transactional affair, followed by an exercise in branding. Investec’s passion and entrepreneurial spirit will strike a chord with many in our sector, and so we are implementing a number of innovative initiatives to ensure our key exhibitors and visitors are aware of Investec, its asset finance division, and the vast range of other services it can offer to help businesses working within the materials handling and logistics sectors."

Investec provides asset finance for UK businesses across a number of market sectors, with a particular focus on SMEs. Its specialist team for materials handling equipment, headed up by Andrew Woodward, manage and process proposals through to pay-out from single-truck deals up to more complex multi-truck requirements. Investec offers dealers and manufacturers of fork lift trucks and other assets a comprehensive range of products including minimum and fixed term contract hire, hire purchase and finance lease.

Its new desktop/tablet/smart phone app enables instant quotations and online proposals direct. Advanced data links provide introducers with real time access to proposals and live agreements along with high quality management information.

Mike Francis, who leads Investec's Asset Finance, says: "Our sponsorships all have one thing in common - they share our core brand values of energy, stamina and outstanding talent.

"Investec recognises that IMHX is the leading industry event, and we are delighted to be headline sponsor and reinforce our long-term commitment to the materials handling sector. Having launched our Materials Handling team at the beginning of this year, we have had a fantastic response, with over 80 introducers now signed-up and proposing business to us.

"With a very experienced sales team combined with established systems and competitive rates, we are quickly becoming the finance partner of choice to many in the materials handling sector.

"By providing quick responses (averaging under 2.5 hours for proposals up to £100k) combined with same-day payouts (subject to receipt of completed documentation by 11.00am) we are differentiating ourselves from our competitors and demonstrating that we are serious about setting and maintaining market-leading service levels."

IMHX 2016 takes place at Birmingham's NEC on 13th-16th September 2016. To discuss exhibiting or further sponsorship opportunities, contact Rob Fisher at or telephone 0207 017 6986.

To find out more about Investec Asset Finance and its wider services, contact Andrew Woodward on or telephone 07990 505054.

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