Isuzu (UK) Ltd has made one of its key convertors, CPL, a Platinum Partner in recognition of the way its access platform conversions have used the versatility of the Isuzu D-Max range to the benefit of both businesses and the public in the UK.

Market leader CPL was the first UK convertor to be approved by Isuzu. The access platform specialists convert up to 300 vehicles a year to function as cherry pickers, the majority of which are Isuzu D-Max pick-ups. The CPL conversion, which includes a 3.5 tonne suspension upgrade, has a working height of 13.1 m and a working outreach of 6.2 m. CPL have also designed a chipper tipper - known as an ATAT – mounted on an Isuzu D-Max, which has become a firm favourite with specialist professionals such as tree surgeons thanks to its 50 degree tipping body, 1300 kg payload and a 180 kg capacity secure aluminium locker at the rear of the cab.

In addition to this successful longstanding relationship, the Platinum Partnership celebrates a significant increase in production in 2019. The 12 month period saw the number of conversions more than double, and the past few years have seen a number of substantial boosts to the relationship, including a contract between CPL and broadband provider Open Reach for the provision of 78 cherry pickers to help keep Britain’s businesses and homes supplied with fast, reliable broadband.

The Isuzu D-Max’s exceptionally lightweight chassis makes it an ideal conversion vehicle for CPL and its customers, plus Isuzu’s flexibility and responsiveness as a company when it comes to matters such as suspension upgrades and warranty amendments have also been a key factor in the success of the relationship.

Isuzu Head of Marketing, George Wallis, said: “CPL has always been an excellent company to work with thanks to their market-leading technical knowledge and expertise. They are an ideal partner for Isuzu when it comes to making the most of the D-Max’s versatility in ways that have great practical benefits. The Platinum Partner award reflects this, plus our hopes for even greater things in the future.”

Picture of handover – William Brown, Managing Director, Isuzu (UK) Ltd on left
                                              Paul Murphy, Managing Director, CPL on right

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From the day we were founded in 1916 in Japan, and when we started Isuzu UK in 1987 to import and distribute our legendary Trooper model, we have always been about what our customers need and want.

Today, equipped with a punchy turbo diesel engine, the D-Max pick-up is leading the charge, delivering 164PS and 360Nm of torque. Each new model comes with 125,000 mile/5 Year warranty and 5 years UK and European roadside assistance. With towing capabilities of 3.5 tonnes, a maximum payload of 1,161kg and a 4x4 drive, the award-winning Isuzu D-Max works for customers day and night even achieving 40.4mpg, meeting Euro 6 emissions standards without the need for AdBlue.

At Isuzu we only make commercial vehicles. We focus on making our pick-ups tough, strong and built to go the distance. Isuzu are the pick-up professionals. We are best placed to discuss pick-ups with professionals, aiming to meet our customers every individual need.

For more information on the Isuzu range or to find your nearest dealer visit

Since its conception in 2011, CPL has become the access platform specialist of choice for the UK utility sector and beyond. Our rapid rise is the result of an unprecedented combination of factors: one of the widest ranges of products in the country, including insulated platforms; a dedication to quality that our competitors struggle to match; and a proactive team that is committed to providing a full spectrum of services, from design to support. CPL is a subsidiary of the KLUBB Group, a multi-specialist access platform bodybuilder, who offer various conversions to commercial vehicles. With a turnover of more than € 100 million and more than 350 employees, the Klubb Group is one of the European leaders in the access platform market.

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