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FLTA Awards 2017 Sponsors

Making It Happen

Mounting an event of this scope and scale would simply be impossible without the support of our Sponsors and Supporters.

Their financial backing, along with the credibility their names bring to the occasion, are what helped put the Awards for Excellence in the premier division in the first place... and have kept them there ever since.

As the leading players in materials handling, they represent almost every facet of our industry and demonstrate, through their ongoing commitment, a determination to nurture excellence.

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Award Sponsors

B&B Attachments logo Combilift logo

Doosan Logo Powercell logo


Media Partner

Awards 2017 is presented in association with:

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Handling & Storage Solutions

Event Supporters

Bibby Financial Services - official event supporters of the FLTA's Awards for Excellence 2014
Curtis Instruments (UK) Ltd - official event supporters of the FLTA's Awards for Excellence


Award Sponsors

B & B Attachments Ltd

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Established for over 35 years, B & B Attachments Ltd is the leading fork lift truck attachment company in the UK and Ireland. B & B provides the widest range of attachments, including ancillary systems, such as camera and weighing systems, as well as the widest range of services.

Applications support and specialist design solutions spearhead our pre-order operations. Parts, workshop repair and furbishment facilities, together with the largest service operation of any attachment company – including short term rentals and the provision of fully inclusive maintenance and service contracts for attachments – ensures comprehensive support for all customers at all stages of equipment selection and use.

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Combilift Ltd

Since Combilift introduced its first 4-way fork lift onto the market in 1998 it has been at the forefront of innovation in the materials handling sector. The company now manufactures a wide range of customised solutions for the safer, space saving and more productive handling of long and bulky products, pallets, containers and other oversized loads. Combilift has a worldwide network of dealerships, sells to more than 75 countries and has produced over 30,000 units of its ever-expanding product portfolio which operates in a wide range of industry sectors.

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Crown Equipment

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown develops, produces and sells a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Crown has 13,200 employees worldwide, and operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries.

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Doosan Industrial Vehicle (UK) Ltd

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Doosan is one of the UK’s leading providers of Materials Handling Equipment.  

A key supplier to some of the industry's largest and most prestigious forklift users, Doosan offers a range of excellent value for money products, providing superb durability, backed up by a substantial direct UK presence and an extensive dealer network.

Founded over 120 years ago, Doosan now employs over 44,000 people in 39 different countries and has annual revenues in excess of US$21.6-billion, making it one of the largest corporations in the world. 

Doosan’s strength has come from its vast array of products and services ranging from power generation and desalination to major construction projects, engines and construction equipment, including Bobcat, which Doosan purchased in 2007 for 5 billion USD. Doosan acquired Rushlift Limited in 2015, the UK’s leading national independent service provider, and is now able to provide the best of both worlds; direct manufacturer sales, nationwide service, short and long term rental, in-house finance and the best fleet management system in the industry.

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Investec Asset Finance 

Investec Asset Finance provides asset and loan finance for UK businesses including SMEs across a number of market sectors. This includes a specialist team for materials handling equipment who manage and process small and middle ticket deals up to £10million.

Through our partnership with UK dealers and manufacturers, we offer a wide range of materials handling finance to the logistics industry in both single truck and multi-asset deals.

We offer a full range of products including minimum and fixed term contract hire, hire purchase and finance lease.

Take advantage of our technology – our innovative app allows you to quote and submit your finance proposal directly to Investec, whilst you’re with a customer. 

Our experienced back office has been providing asset finance for over 10 years and they are dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies, Europe’s number one battery specialist, is committed to working in partnership with its suppliers to provide its valued customers with the very best in batteries and chargers to specify the most appropriate combination to reduce energy bills, minimise down time and ensure businesses are operating at their optimum efficiency.

With the country’s largest national network of account managers and service engineers, ECOBAT Battery Technologies Industrial division provides technical expertise and an unrivalled quality of service throughout the UK. Alongside great service and premium quality batteries, the company’s latest innovation, the VERTU range, provides impressive energy saving efficiencies, delivering real world cost savings and short payback periods.

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Mentor FLT Training 

Mentor is the UK's leading provider of training across all types of workplace transport and materials handling equipment, specialising in optimising the safety, efficiency and productivity of any type and size of business.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Mentor has trained an impressive 600,000 fork lift truck operators nationwide, which equates to approximately 33,000 training days a year.

As well as operator and instructor training, Mentor delivers a range of fork lift safety and management courses. With 180 field-based instructors working alongside a team of experienced and knowledgeable support staff offering nationwide availability and support 24/7, 365 days a year, Mentor deliver training on-site for your convenience, or at one of their fully equipped training centres.

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Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling is the world’s number 1 supplier of forklifts and warehouse equipment.

We invest heavily in research and development, our production facilities and service centres. Training our people is vital in making sure that at the heart of our approach lies an uncompromising commitment to quality.

In the UK, Toyota is a sales and service organisation and we provide customers new forklifts and warehouse equipment, used trucks, national service support across the UK, parts support, short-term hire, operator training and fleet management support.

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Trelleborg Wheel Systems

Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a global market leading producer of high quality industrial tire and wheel solutions for the materials handling industry.

We are an approved OEM supplier to the leading global forklift producers offering a complete range of leading products from solid resilient and POS to industrial pneumatics as well as wheels and rims.

With quality and innovation at the heart of our business we ensure that our tires are designed to match the demands of today’s materials handling industry and the machines they are fitted to. We believe that Trelleborg tires deliver the best all round performance and whole life cost in the industry. 

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Yale Materials Handling LogoYale Europe Materials Handling

Yale materials handling equipment is all manufactured in ISO 9001:2008 registered facilities. The Yale range includes Electric, LP-gas and Diesel powered counterbalance fork lift trucks; pallet trucks, stackers, order pickers, reach trucks and very narrow aisle equipment in capacities from 1.0 to 16.0 tonnes.

Through its exclusive dealer in the UK, Briggs Equipment UK Limited, Yale offers a complete Fleet Management package as well as original Yale service, parts, financing options and operator training.

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Media Partner

HSS LogoHandling & Storage Solutions

Handling & Storage Solutions is the premier title for the UK materials handling sector. Delivering the largest circulation with an unrivalled breadth of content, HSS is committed to helping warehouse and logistics professionals make informed, intelligent buying decisions.


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Event Supporters

Arthur J Gallagher

Arthur J Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage and risk management services firm established in 1927 and is now one of the largest insurance brokers in the world.

It is one of the UK’s leading risk and advisory firms and the commercial insurance broker of choice for thousands of organisations across the UK. With access to local, London and the leading international insurance markets, we have the experience and size to handle your risk issues – across the UK, overseas and globally


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Bibby Financial Services

Bibby Leasing Ltd

Bibby Leasing is a first class provider of asset finance/rental facilities to the materials handling industry, delivering a quality product and service to its business partners.


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BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

BNP Paribas Leasing Solution's specialist materials handling division has built a reputation as the UK’s premier supplier of contract hire, finance leases and hire purchase facilities to the materials handling industry. Since inception over 50,000 fork lifts have been financed through relationships with manufacturers, distributors and dealers alike.


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Curtis Instruments (UK) Ltd

Curtis is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of motor speed controllers, battery chargers and instrumentation for electric and IC engine powered vehicles.


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RAVAS International

RAVAS manufactures and distributes weighing systems integrated in hand pallet trucks, warehouse trucks and forklift trucks. These mobile weighing systems enable companies to realize immediate cost savings, to make their internal logistics more efficient, to raise the quality of their products and services and thus increase client satisfaction.


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Whitman Gowdridge

Whitman Gowdridge is one of only 160 chartered insurance brokers providing commercial insurances to businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Established in 1990, Whitman Gowdridge has a reputation for creating innovative and unique insurance schemes tailored to a range of specific sectors including materials handling. They continually strive to ensure their policies stand out from the ‘off the shelf’ policies and provide individual cover that is industry specific, whilst holding the premium levels competitive. 

Whitman Gowdridge listen to their clients, learn to understand their businesses and help them insure their livelihoods effectively and economically.


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