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Archies 2022 Sponsors

Making It Happen

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

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? Contact Louise@ukmha.org.uk

Media Partner 2022


Event Supporters

Category Sponsors

B&B Attachments

B&B Attachments is the UK’s sole distributor for three of Europe’s leading manufacturers of material handling equipment.We also supply specialist forklift truck attachments, designed and developed to order, and we offer the most comprehensive after-care service available in the forklift truck attachments industry.

With sites at Cramlington, Northumberland, and Basingstoke totalling 40,000 square feet and a nationwide, mobile aftercare service, B&B Attachments is unrivalled in it’s ability to support it’s customers before, during and after sales.



The distinctive CFTS mark is a guarantee that a Thorough Examination is full and valid under law and has been carried out by a fully trained engineer in accordance with strict quality procedures.

Only companies that are officially accredited to CFTS can use the distinctive kitemark on literature, certification and reports, and can place the CFTS stickers on the trucks they inspect. The CFTS sticker shows that the equipment has received a genuinely Thorough Examination, satisfying both LOLER and PUWER regulations.

Close Brothers

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. A FTSE250 company, we employ over 3,700 people, principally in the UK, and are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Close Brothers has an established reputation as a responsible bank with a distinctive, prudent business model and a long-term approach. We focus on providing straightforward products and services in sectors we know and understand, and delivering quality and reliability for our clients.


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.



The Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC) is a dedicated training facility, offering an extensive range of forklift engineering programmes, including: Apprenticeships,  Traineeships, Advanced Level courses, Thorough Examination, Diagnostics, Safety, and more.

Through ‘pure FLT and MEWP’ course content, delivered at our dedicated training facility in Swindon, F-TEC graduates are equipped with the skills to work with a broad range of materials handling equipment – both internal combustion and electric.

The F-TEC 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.



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.


Mentor FLT Training

The UK’s leading provider of nationwide workplace transport, materials handling and safety management training. We deliver the most professional, cost effective training and specialist support to the warehousing, logistics, distribution, manufacturing, merchant, rail, wholesale, MOD and aerospace industries.

We always work with leading associations and accrediting bodies to ensure all courses comply with the latest HSE legislation and industry best practice, and courses are delivered onsite or at our fully equipped UK training centres.


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.

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.


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


Whether you are an individual, a business, or an intermediary acting for clients, our aim is to create and manage your wealth. Investec provides Private Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Wealth & Investment services for every stage of your journey.

Our specialist expertise is delivered with dedication and energy. Working in partnership with you, our client, we provide services to support your personal and business goals.



GEM One is a telematics solution that provides the data you need to optimise your fleet management. It lets you track and monitor all your machines, including forkliftsmobile elevating work platformstelehandlerssideloaders, earth-moving equipment, and a range of other machinery. GEM One is compatible with all makes and models of material-handling, industrial and agricultural equipment.

By connecting to GEM One, you gain the ability to optimise your fleet, extend the lifetime of your equipment, improve safety and security, and reduce your environmental footprint.



With a team of experts dedicated to the common goal of keeping people safe, RTITB is the leading standards setting body for workplace transport training. By making measurable improvements to efficiency, risk and safety, we help transport and logistics operations to reduce costs, but most importantly, to save lives.

We set industry leading training standards and provide workplace transport training solutions specifically designed to change behaviour, including accreditation, auditing and assessment services. 



HUBTEX UK 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.

The HUBTEX UK team consists of engineers and sales experts with over 35 years of industry experience. All of the team are trained to be able to find the optimum handling solution for a customer’s specific needs. HUBTEX customers come from a wide range of industry sectors. This has included timber, steel and aluminium stockists, building materials, plastics, glass, automotive and aviation sectors. As well as this, HUBTEX have worked with waste management, wind and solar power plant engineering.



Our customers have trusted us to keep their businesses running for almost a century. And we’re the leaders in the UK for both LPG and Futuria Liquid Gas.

Futuria Liquid Gas (previously BioLPG) gives you a solid advantage over diesel, and it’s made from a blend of sustainably sourced materials.

Whether your FLTs are already running on LPG, or you want to make the switch, Calor can offer the right solution for you and your business. Learn all about the benefits of switching to Calor, including how much CO2 you could save, using our handy CO2 calculator.


Transmon Engineering Ltd

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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