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Investment sees Angus build for the future

Leicestershire-based Cesab forklift dealership Angus Lift Trucks has made a six-figure investment in new premises.

The materials handling dealership, which covers the Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire region from its Hinckley and Ilkeston bases, has relocated to a new 20,000 square feet site in Lime Kilns Way after outgrowing its previous Leicestershire head office.

After Angus’ managing director Robert Duncan bought out the business from the previous owner in 2012, the company became a Cesab Material Handling dealership. A track record of impressive growth in that time includes a trebling of business in the first four years and winning an award for an all-time sales achievement from the European manufacturer.

The Angus team has grown significantly in the last six years to 23 and includes 10 engineers supporting customers on-site and from Angus’ new custom-built, fully stocked workshops. The company also employs two forklift driver training specialists, who provide training accredited by RTITB, the regulatory body for workplace transport training.

As well as equip customers with a wide range of forklift and warehouse equipment, Angus helps businesses to improve their safety, reduce the risk of accidents and improve productivity, with several levels of forklift driver training. These include professional training for novice and experienced operators, refresher courses for operators that need to refresh their certification, and one day conversion courses for certified operators of other types of lift truck.  Angus Lift Trucks new premises are an RTITB accredited driver training school so training can be carried out in house or on customers premises.

Robert said: “The move to Lime Kilns Way has given us the opportunity to create exactly the kind of space we needed to. One of our new units is ideal for storage, another is a custom-built workshop, but we also have a modern, state of the art showroom for our materials handling products and brand new office space for admin and management.

“We’re delighted with our new home. It has set us up for future growth and enables us to deliver the highest standards of customer support. We now have the space and facilities to work towards ASEC compliance. This is the After Sales Evaluation Certificate, a global quality initiative awarded to forklift dealerships that can robustly demonstrate continuous improvement of their after sales service.

“Our reputation for the best customer service, fantastic local knowledge and commitment to high standards has helped us get where we are today, and with these new premises we’re all very much looking forward to the future.”


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