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.

Interested in becoming an Awards Sponsor or Supporter? Click here to find out how.

Award Sponsors

B&B Attachments logo Combilift logo

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Media Partner

Awards 2018 is presented in association with:

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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 forklift truck attachment company in the UK and Ireland. B&B prides itself on providing the most comprehensive range of attachments available from one service provider. This includes solutions for ancillary systems, such as cameras and weighing systems. B&B also offer a unique post-order service with field based service engineers spanning the country.

Applications support and specialist design solutions spearhead the pre-order operations. Parts, workshop repair and refurbishment 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, ensures a full support service for all customers at every stage 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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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 accredited materials handling and safety management training, specialising in improving the safety, efficiency and productivity of any type and size of business.
With 30 years’ experience, Mentor have trained over 700,000 operators and instructors nationwide, fulfilling customer requirements by delivering great quality, service and value, every time. 180 field-based instructors work alongside a team of experienced and knowledgeable support staff, offering nationwide availability and support 24/7, 365 days a year.
From accredited training on forklift trucks and overhead cranes to courses developed for those responsible for managing operations, Mentor train on customers’ sites for their convenience, as well as providing a range of courses at their fully equipped training centres.

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Industrial Tyre Network: Sun Tyre and Wheel Systems

SUN-TWS is part of the US$8 billion TVS Group, one of the leading manufacturers of Off-Highway Solid and Pneumatic tyres in the world, with factories in India and Sri Lanka.

Our comprehensive tyre portfolio includes solid resilient, press on band, pneumatic and aperture products for all fork lift and materials handling applications - We are simply “OneSource “, also offering an on-site mobile fitting service in the UK and Ireland, combined with a complete assembly service exchange programme.

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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 leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural, construction, forestry, material handling and two wheeled vehicles.
With innovation at the heart of our business we ensure that our products are designed to match the demands of industry today and the machines that they are fitted to. Our smart solutions and industry leading best in class services deliver maximum productivity, sustainability and safety to customers across six continents helping them to do more with less.

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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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