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Suppliers Sustainability Award for Windsor

Sofidel awards Windsor Materials Handling with Best Improver Award

Italian paper tissue products manufacturer, Sofidel, has recognised Windsor Materials Handling with a Suppliers Sustainability Award for 2017.

Sofidel, the name behind brands such as Thirst Pockets, Kittensoft and Nouvelle, awarded Windsor as one of only nine winning suppliers from almost 400 businesses working with them across Europe and North America. The second annual awards were held at Canary Wharf’s East Wintergarden.

Windsor was presented with the Best Improver Award for the making the greatest improvement by undertaking new social sustainability procedures. These changes resulted in a 25% increase to their results in the awards.

Windsor sales director, Andrew Lane, says the recognition follows a considerable amount of work to improve efficiency and reduce waste. Said Andrew: “We’ve worked with Sofidel for a number of years and always aim to provide the best value and performance. This award recognises the recent developments we have made in procedures for anti-corruption, child labour, human rights, workers’ rights and anti-slavery.”

One of the leading independent materials handling suppliers in the UK, Windsor was founded on service in 1977. Since then the Windsor name has been synonymous with materials handling and access systems, providing a first-class range of forklift truck and access platform hire, sales and maintenance services.

Andrew continues: “Our business is partnership driven. We take pride in working hard to develop long lasting relationships that make the difference to our valued partners. The Best Improver Award shows that this hard work resonates throughout our customer-base too.”

There are three awards granted by the “Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Award”: Best Supplier, Best Improver and Best Sustainable Project.

An annual event, the Sofidel Suppliers Sustainability Awards aim to incentivise, disseminate and promote best practice and improvements in social and environmental responsibility amongst Sofidel suppliers in Italy and abroad. It is based on the “TenP – Sustainable Supply Chain Self-Assessment Platform”, conceived and promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy Foundation (GCNI Foundation), of which the Group is a founder promoter.

“Promoting sustainable and responsible growth also means, within our vision, raising awareness and promoting involvement of our partners so we can do more and do it better,” stated Luigi Lazzareschi, CEO of the Sofidel Group. “We’re convinced that building a sustainable future involves a widespread, common commitment, and a need to assume, each within their area and according to their role, new and broader responsibilities.”

The awards are supported by the Italian Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea and held in collaboration with a number of global partners and Tissue World Magazine.

The Sofidel paper group was the first Italian company and the first in the global tissue industry to join the international project whereby the WWF proposes large companies to voluntarily adopt schemes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through innovative strategies and technologies that allow them to take on the role of leaders in reducing CO2 emissions in their industry.

Windsor works to keep the nation’s forklift fleets up to date with modern technologies, reducing the impact of greenhouse gases emitted by more aged machinery.

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Komatsu BX Series Honoured

After almost nine years since the original model was launched on the market, a Komatsu forklift is still being recognised by leading industry awards in the heavy equipment sector.

Since its launch, the IC engine-powered BX50 Series forklift has seen frequent updates, and is a particular favourite of Windsor Materials Handling customers due to their robust performance and great features. Now, the series has been awarded with the honour of Highest Retained Value from EquipmentWatch – a leading database for the US heavy equipment industry.

EquipmentWatch benchmarks the long-term performance of machines across a host of categories, looking for those that retained the highest residual value over the past five years of data.

Over 12,500 models from a valuation database were considered by analysts, which were then narrowed down to 156 series from 36 brands. The Komatsu beat five other finalists, including Doosan’s Pro5 Series.

Windsor customers have been choosing forklifts from the award-winning BX series for many years, with several unique industry leading features as the main selling point.

The dual floating structure greatly reduces vibration, protecting both the operator and critical components of the truck. An EZ-Lift tandem pump hydraulic system enables increased efficiency and improved truck control in tight spaces.

A directional flow counterweight also allows hot air and engine exhaust fumes to be pushed down and away from the operator’s compartment – especially important while driving in reverse.

The BX50 joins two other Komatsu machines, the GD655 Motor Grader and the WA320 Wheel Loader, as award winners in their respective categories.

“The award is indicative of excellence across a manufacturing organization,” said Garrett Schemmel, Vice President of EquipmentWatch. “Product quality has the most obvious impact on an asset’s per-formance on the secondary market, but residual values are also highly impacted by brand affinity and fair original pricing. A manufacturer must excel on all three fronts to be the winner.”

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Baumann Honours Hessle with Dealer of the Year Award

Baumann has announced its first UK winner of a ‘dealer of the year’ award, since the establishment of the UK subsidiary in August 2015.

Achieving top sales throughout Baumann’s UK dealer network, Hessle Fork Trucks was presented with the accolade to honour efforts made in sideloader sales in 2016.

Hessle was the first dealer to be appointed since the founding of the Italian manufacturer’s UK division. Baumann UK managing director, Jason Reynolds, said a strong presence in heavy industries marked out Castleford-based Hessle as an excellent partner.

“They’re off to a flying start,” said Jason. “Although Hessle have only been an official distributor for 18 months, Baumann has had an informal relationship with Hessle for some time. They understand our products and mechanics well, which we believe is what makes customers come back to us time and again. Hessle offers our customers with professional, reliable and high quality support, worthy only of this level of recognition.”

Hessle, formed in 1968 in Yorkshire, has been the largest Manitou forklift truck dealer in the country for several years with a short-term hire fleet of over 500 machines. Further depots in Durham and Northants have helped extend Hessle’s geographical reach, whilst the acquisition in 2011 by investors, Corpacq, made them an integral part of a group with an annual turnover approaching £240m.

Gary Hawkhead, director at Hessle Fork Trucks, was proud to be presented with the dealer of the year award. “I’m delighted that our partnership with Baumann is paying off,” he said. “As Hessle has grown, our customers handling timber, scaffolding or metalwork have recognised Baumann as a market leader and interest in what was once seen as a niche product has increased.”

Based in Cavaion on the shores of Lake Garda, Baumann is a family-owned company that has led the sector for over 40 years, and now sells its products worldwide through 106 dealers in 76 countries. The 2016 FLTA Innovation award winner produces equipment up to 50 tonnes capacity, and has a reputation for consistent invention and the highest level of design and productivity.

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Lee’s mastered another win!

Carrylift is delighted to have been awarded the Aisle-Master dealer of the year award for the fourth year running!

The Carrylift team is a big fan of the Aisle-Master as it’s a great piece of kit for those users looking to maximise their storage capabilities. Not only that its high quality build, easy operation and greater reach makes it a popular choice with customers.

Special mention is also due to super sales manager Lee Whittaker, who also received a special sales recognition award for outstanding performance in 2015. Seen here shaking hands with Steve Tomlinson from Combilift (right) and Jason Jordan of Carrylift on the left.