UKMHA Award 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.

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


Event Supporters

Carrylift Group

Carrylift Group has earned a reputation for being a strong partner to single and multi-site customers, as well as single and multi truck users, providing safe and reliable solutions through a highly skilled sales team with a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Operating from eight regional centres, Carrylift provide all manner of materials handling equipment to customers, nationwide, and can also call upon four sister MHE companies within the CorpAcq group. Carrylift’s experts will help you specify, maintain, buy, sell and even develop the right equipment for your operation.

But, as the Carrylift motto says: “Who we are, is not just what we do. Who we are, is what makes the difference.”


Combilift Ltd

Since Combilift introduced its first 4-way forklift 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 85 countries and has produced over 50,000 units of its ever-expanding product portfolio which operates in a wide range of industry sectors.



Doosan is made up of two Korean words. ‘Doo’ means a unit of grain, while ‘San’ means a mountain. Together, they mean ‘little grains that can build a mighty mountain’, suggesting that great things can be achieved when even the tiniest forces join together in a unified effort. We constantly challenge ourselves under our Doosan 2G Strategy to grow people, thereby growing our business and developing valuable, reliable products and solutions that improve everyone’s quality of life.

That’s what ‘Building your tomorrow today’ means to all of us at Doosan.



HUBTEX is one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the development and production of specialised Electric Multidirectional Sideloaders, Order Picking solutions and Special Equipment for handling long, difficult and bulky goods.

Founded in 1999, HUBTEX UK operates from a modern branch office in Milton Keynes. HUBTEX offers service, technical and sales support to customers throughout the UK. HUBTEX UK has gained an excellent reputation. This is both for its comprehensive sales consultancy approach in creating tailored handling solutions and for offering a first class after sales service from the team of highly trained and experienced service technicians.


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.



Parts specialist TVH is a global player in the field of spare parts and accessories for lift trucks, industrial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery. The company has its headquarters in Waregem, Belgium. Furthermore, there are two regional main offices: one in Kansas (US) serving the American market and one in Hermalle (Belgium) for the subsidiary Bepco. In total, TVH operates from 81 branches across all continents. With a database of over 44,000,000 item numbers, of which 930,000 different references are in stock, TVH – as one-stop shop – supplies to customers from approximately 180 countries. TVH’s electronics department in Belgium, the largest in Europe, is the best-equipped service centre for the repair of electronic parts for lift trucks, mobile elevating work platforms and industrial vehicles. Specifically for the US market, subsidiary Flight Systems Industrial Products supplies electronic components and services. TVH was founded in 1969 and employs more than 4,500 people worldwide.



Established in 1984 Industrial Battery and Charger Services Ltd are one of the largest independent specialist battery and charger companies in the UK.

We offer an extensive range of forklift batteries and chargers supported by an award winning service. At IBCS we sell, hire and service batteries, chargers and ancillary equipment for the materials handling industry across the UK.

Our team of experienced sales and service engineers are on hand to offer practical and professional advice, and to help provide a solution to your battery and charger requirements. Our nationwide service team are fully equipped to effect on site repairs wherever, and whenever required, to ensure the effective operation of your materials handling fleet.



At Triathlon, we specialise in traction batteries and offer bespoke solutions for all your industrial battery requirements. We offer Lithium-Ion batteries, Lead-Acid batteries and cells, traction monoblocs and an extensive range of battery components and accessories including chargers, watering systems, battery tanks, air systems and topping up carts.  

In addition to selling industrial batteries Triathlon also operates a fleet of service engineers who are able to carry out planned maintenance or emergency repairs to your batteries and chargers. Our engineers are located in strategic positions, across the country, which enables us to ensure your traction batteries are well maintained and problems are resolved quickly and efficiently.

We also offer rental packages covering Lithium-Ion batteries, Lead-Acid batteries, chargers and battery changing equipment. This can be a very cost-effective option, especially to cover short-term peaks within your business.


Yale Europe Materials Handling

Established in 1884, Yale is one of the oldest, original manufacturers of lift trucks and warehouse equipment in the world.

Today, Yale has one of the most comprehensive ranges of electric and engine powered materials handling equipment offered in the market, including Yale® innovative and versatile AC-technology trucks designed to optimise productivity in customer applications. 

Their extensive product line is supported by a dealer network of more than 150 dealers, world-wide, that uphold Yale’s ideals of product excellence and customer commitment.



The Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC) is a dedicated training facility, offering an extensive range of forklift engineering programmes, including; apprenticeships, advanced level courses, thorough examination, diagnostics, safety, and more.

A joint initiative of the forklift industry’s leading trade associations, BITA (British Industrial Truck Association), and the UKMHA (UK Material Handling Association), the training centre was created to address the training needs of the forklift truck industry. Working with some of the leading manufacturers in the industry and over 40 independent companies, F-TEC delivers training designed by the industry, for the industry.


Flexi Narrow Aisle

Since 1976 Flexi Narrow Aisle is one of the world’s pioneers of very narrow aisle (VNA) warehouse truck design and development. Today our Flexi Digital range is distributed worldwide through a fully supported distributor network from the company’s manufacturing plants through hubs in the UK (Europe), USA (Americas), Taiwan (East Asia) and in over 65 countries worldwide

Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the Flexi articulated warehouse truck concept in 1990, it has gone on to become the most popular type of truck on the market. The front-wheel-drive articulated concept we developed has become the global standard, our product has provided many benefits for warehouse customers.


Media Partner

Handling & 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.


Event Supporters


DLL has been providing financial products for over 50 years and remain committed to partnering with equipment dealers to deliver innovative financial solutions that support the entire sales cycle, including end user solutions, stocking finance and used equipment trading.

Our award winning application systems put you in control.  Together with fast turnarounds and dedicated industry experts, DLL are ready to add value to your business and help it grow.

Get in touch today and benefit from a financial solutions partner that is committed to providing the right funding solutions for you and your customers.



Founded in 1945, JCB produces more than 300 types of machine, sold in more than 150 countries around the world. From forklifts to diggers, access platforms to backhoes, the company embraces the mantra, ‘jamais content’, constantly striving to improve and innovate.

We recognise that logistics sits at the heart of any modern business. The efficient and effective movement and storage of goods from their point of origin to their point of consumption is a crucial part of running any demanding logistics operation, especially when consumer expectation for fast, flexible and reliable delivery is continuing to rise. 

JCB is also leading the way in clean technology and reducing harmful emissions. Our electric Teletruk is one of a new generation of innovative products called E-TEC, with zero emissions at point of use but no compromise on performance. It has unique and safe features designed to save you time and space, inside and outside.


Transmon Engineering Ltd

Our Managing Director, Steve Coley, was already a time-served and experienced engineer when he came up with the original idea for what was later to become the first generation ‘Gear Savure’.

While working on an entirely different problem for a customer, he discovered that they were also having regular issues with operators ‘hot-shifting’ and causing damage to the transmissions on their forklift fleet. The repairs were expensive, but the lost productivity was even more so.

Through his own research and electronics knowledge, Steve decided on the best solution, obtained work as a forklift engineer in order to test his theory, and soon came up with a prototype controller. The unit was fitted, and after extensive testing, the project was a success. Transmon was born.

Now, over 20 years later, Transmon is still working closely with OEMs, distributors, dealers and end users of materials handling and plant equipment.

Our range of electronic control devices and fleet management systems is suitable for all types of industrial vehicles, and chosen specially to assist vehicle operators and managers in the most critical areas of day-to-day operations, such as reducing operator abuse, preventing stock and site damage, and improving efficiency.

As well as supplying tried and tested products from other manufacturers, we also research, develop and manufacture our own products, allowing the company to be innovative and flexible. We are proud to be ISO9001:2015 certified, and are happy to provide our products for self-fitting, or installation by one of our field engineers.


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