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JCB employees get £1,000 Christmas bonus

JCB employees get £1,000 Christmas bonus

Latest, Manufacturer, News
Around 7,200 employees at JCB’s 11 plants across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham will receive an extra £1,000 in their pay packets. The last time a Christmas bonus of that size was awarded was in 2007. JCB machine production reached a 73-year high in 2018 and an additional 1,500 people have been recruited. This includes the awarding of permanent JCB contracts to around 550 agency employees. JCB’s exports have been boosted by the collapse in the value of the pound since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Chairman Lord Bamford said: “JCB has had a very successful year and I am delighted that we are able to award a substantial Christmas bonus to thank our employees for their contribution. There are many parallels between JCB and the British economy at the moment: both a...
Triple Accreditation Status Gained by STILL Materials Handling

Triple Accreditation Status Gained by STILL Materials Handling

Business, Industry, News
STILL Materials Handling Ltd, an industry leader in materials handling equipment now has triple accreditation with its newly awarded ISO 14001 (Environmental) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety) accreditations which will sit alongside their already existing ISO 9001 (Quality) certificate. STILL UK has 220 employees throughout the UK and offers a full range of materials equipment along with nationwide service coverage. ISO 45001 is a standard for management systems of occupational health and safety which was only published in March 2018. This puts STILL at the forefront of the industry and once again a company leading in best practices. Nick Wright, Managing Director NQA (independent auditing body) commented: “NQA are extremely proud to award ISO 45001 certification to STILL Materials H...
JCB donates pair of telehandlers to Indonesian disaster area

JCB donates pair of telehandlers to Indonesian disaster area

General, News
JCB is sending a pair of Loadall telescopic handlers to the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi following the earthquake and tsunami which has killed more than 1,400 people. The 531-70 and 540-170 machines, complete with grab attachments, buckets and forks, will be put to work initially removing heavy debris and later helping the reconstruction effort. The company said that the value of the donation was $250,000 (£190,000). JCB chairman Lord Bamford said today: “The scale of this natural disaster has shocked people all over the world and JCB always tries to help wherever these catastrophes occur. I hope our donation can speed up clear-up operations and help with subsequent redevelopment.” JCB has a history of helping countries affected by major natural disasters and has made equipmen...
Closing date for the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019 is approaching

Closing date for the FLTA Awards for Excellence 2019 is approaching

FLTA, Industry, News
Even though this year's winners are still basking in the glow of their Archie wins, the juggernaut rumbles on. With the 2019 Awards firmly in the FLTA's sights, we are turning to the industry for companies and individuals to get involved, helping us to reward excellence and be rewarded, too. Plans are already well underway for the Awards' 25th outing. Yes, indeed: 25 years of being the standout night of the materials handling calendar. We have exciting things in the works, a top-quality host in Mark Durden-Smith and now we just need your help. There are all sorts of ways to get involved in the awards (not least of which is simply buying a ticket and joining us on the night). The closing date is the last working day of October so interested parties had better be quick! Enter a p...
The road to a greener future with Calor BioLPG the fuel of tomorrow

The road to a greener future with Calor BioLPG the fuel of tomorrow

General, Industry, News, Trending
Implementing sustainable business strategies across the value chain has never been so urgent, and FLT fleet managers can play a vital role in helping the UK move towards a greener future, in line with the country’s legislative and environmental ambitions. To help the UK meet its lower carbon commitments, a new, renewable fuel has been developed: BioLPG, which is available exclusively from Calor. Building upon the already established benefits of LPG for the FLT industry, BioLPG is chemically identical to conventional LPG but created from renewable, ethically sourced feedstocks, such as organic plant materials, vegetable oil and animal fats. This means it is a ‘drop-in’ fuel and – as a result – there is no need for you to alter any equipment, appliances or supply infrastructure if you...
Toyota recommits to Leicester

Toyota recommits to Leicester

Business, Manufacturer, News
Toyota Materials Handling UK has signed a new five-year lease at Old Dalby Business Park in Leicestershire. The company, the global leader in materials handling manufacture, occupies 233,000 sq ft in three buildings at the site on Old Dalby Lane, Melton Mowbray, where it carries out refurbishment of forklift trucks. It has been based at the business park since 2002. Originally occupying 136,500 sq ft, Toyota Materials Handling UK has continued to expand to accommodate its growing business. More than 70 people are employed at the site. Landlord Hortons’ Estate Limited is investing £1.2 million in Old Dalby Business Park to make essential improvements to the roads and replace the roof on Unit 4 (80,000 sq ft), which is occupied by Toyota Materials Handling UK. While the work is b...
The Forklift DEALER Zone supports Safetember

The Forklift DEALER Zone supports Safetember

Featured, FLTA, General, Industry, Logistics, News, Trending
Every day, five fork lift truck drivers are injured or killed – but a new campaign aims to to stop these tragic accidents happening. The Fork Lift Truck Association has launched its ‘Safetember’ campaign, which will run next month as part of National Fork Lift Safety Month. The theme – ‘Make sure they get home safe’ urges truck operators and their employers to take truck safety seriously. It comes as an estimated 1,300 fork lift truck accidents happen in the UK every year, and five drivers are injured or killed every day. Lisa Ramos is a Safety Ambassador for the FLTA. She lost her left leg when she was crushed by a reversing fork lift truck. She said: “On 24 March 2006, I wasn’t thinking that I might not get home in one piece; I was looking forward to my son’s 13th birthday...
Turnover Tops £200m for Briggs

Turnover Tops £200m for Briggs

Business, Dealer, Finance, News, UK Today
Turnover has topped £200m and profits have grown at materials handling equipment supplier Briggs Equipment. The company, which is the exclusive UK distributor of Hyster and Yale forklift trucks, generated revealed of £204m in the year to 31 December 2017, new accounts have revealed, up from £179.1m 12 months prior. Briggs said the hike was "significantly underpinned" by major contract wins in the ports and terminals market, as well as an overall increase in market share. It was also bolstered by the strength of its engineering service business. Pre-tax profit for the period climbed to £3.3m from £2.4m in 2016, while overall income more than doubled to £2.4m from £1.1m. During the financial year, Briggs Equipment launched a five-year strategic plan, targeting growth and diver...
Hannaman Signs with CAT

Hannaman Signs with CAT

Dealer, Featured, News, UK Today
North Wales company specialising in material handling equipment has become a CAT Lift Truck Dealer. It marks the latest important step in the continuing expansion of Hannaman Material Handling. The dealership gives Hannaman Material Handling exclusivity across North Wales, Cheshire and Liverpool for new vehicle sales. The agreement was negotiated with Impact Handling, the sole distributor for CAT Lift Trucks into the UK market. Steve Downey, Managing Director of Deeside-based Hannaman Material Handling, said: “We are delighted to have agreed this prestigious dealership with CAT. “The two irresistible elements that sealed our decision to change dealership were the availability and access to a large stock holding of CAT Lift Trucks already in the UK coupled with superb levels of cus...
Hoppecke Win Big with Briggs Contract

Hoppecke Win Big with Briggs Contract

Batteries, Business, News
Energy management specialist Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has won a major contract valued at £1million from leading forklift truck distributor Briggs Equipment to supply batteries and chargers for the company’s short-term hire (STH) fleet. Briggs Equipment is the exclusive UK distributor for the Hyster and Yale ranges of forklift trucks and a variety of other materials handling equipment. Hoppecke – the leader in industrial battery systems and the largest battery manufacturer in European ownership – has been awarded the status of approved supplier to deliver and service hundreds of trak | air batteries and high-frequency trak | power premium chargers. In all, Briggs is taking 600 batteries and chargers from Hoppecke with the aim of renting units to cope with seasonal or emergency pe...
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