Permatt Durham


Permatt Forklift Trucks Ltd was established in 1981 and is a material handling solutions company focused on the hire and sale of forklift trucks. From our origins in our Newcastle head office, the company has now expanded the services to the areas of Penrith and also around Durham. From our head office location in Newcastle, we are able to provide services across the North and pride ourselves on our unique 2 hour response time for breakdown calls within the area.


Here at Permatt we believe in the quality of our service and have therefore worked devotedly to expanding our business to different regions and grow our client base. Our services are now highly acclaimed in the North East and we are known for delivering expertise, knowledge and high standards of work to our customers. If you are situated within the area of Durham we are pleased to announce that we are able to provide our services to this area and its surrounding periphery.


The area of Durham

Durham is a historic city situation within County Durham in the North East of England. The city is located on the River Wear, to the west of Sunderland and south of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is easily accessible from the city of Newcastle via the A1, the main road network which also links the area to Gateshead and Sunderland. Durham to Sunderland can also be navigated via the A690 as well as the A1.


The city of Durham was founded on the resting place of St Cuthbert, with the city’s famed Durham Cathedral being home to the shrine of the Saint. The cathedral and adjacent 11th-century castle were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. In addition to the Cathedral and Castle, Durham contains over 630 listed buildings within its conservation area. In addition to the area’s rich architectural history, Durham is very popular for its regatta, which has been held on the River Wear since 1834 and is, therefore, the second oldest regatta in Britain.


Durham hosts a range of amenities and attractions for both locals and those visiting the area. Local attractions within the county of Durham include Beamish, the highly acclaimed open air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. For a spot of cinematic chillout the Gala Theatre offers a modern theatre experience staging current films, comedy, music and drama performances. Alternatively, if you are seeking out some retail therapy then take a day trip to the popular Dalton Park, outlet shopping and leisure centre.


Durham services


As our company has expanded, we have developed our range of services and now offer a high level of forklift expertise to the area of Durham. Our extensive service list now ensures we can offer almost everything we can within the sector to our customers to best satisfy their needs. In Durham and the surrounding area, our service range includes…



If you are looking for leasing forklift trucks in Durham we are one of the leading service providers within the industry and promise a top quality, efficient service to our customers.


Contact Us


If you are based within the area of Durham and wish to make an enquiry about our services, please do not hesitate to contact our staff on 0191 216 5320 or email We would be delighted to hear from you.