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We’re Recruiting for an Experienced and Qualified Electrical Engineer.

Posted on April 5, 2017
  OUR PEOPLE Barek Lift Trucks is a family owned company now in its 2nd generation. We believe that good people make a great business. We place our people at the heart of our company and believe they are essential for delivering our excellent standards of customer service. We invest in our future. It is testament to our business that many of our current experienced service engineers remain with our company today having started with us as apprentices. We believe in investing in young people through accredited courses and apprentice... [read more]

What is the lift capacity of your forklift truck?

Posted on February 12, 2017
  It is important to understand the limitations of your forklift truck to ensure that you are operating within its capacity and you are not over stretching its abilities. Regardless of whether you are leasing the forklift on a short or long term basis or you in fact own the forklift, knowing how much it can lift safely is essential to ensure you avoid any serious accidents and inflict costly damage to the piece of equipment. We have highlighted below some key pieces of information that will help you understand your forklift's capacit... [read more]

Hull starts off 2017 with a BANG!

Posted on January 12, 2017
  It has been 4 years since Hull was announced the UK City of Culture for 2017 and we have already witnessed in the first 12 days what an exciting year lies ahead. It all started with a bang with a fantastic fireworks display coupled with an inspiring light show that projected the history of Hull on the Town Hall and Ferens Art Gallery. Reading statistics that over 342,000 people visited #MadeInHull last week, it just shows how the City of Hull is already buzzing and it's only just started. Check out 'What's On' to find out more... [read more]

“Out with the Old” & “In with the New” – The Evolution of the Reach Truck

Posted on November 22, 2016
    It is the continual pursuit of technological development that pushes the boundaries of how we work, rest and play. There is probably no better illustration of this than the development of mobile phone technology which in the last 20 years has completely changed the way we live our lives. Over the years, the materials handling sector has been busy beavering away too, looking at the way businesses operate and developing the equipment with driver ergonomics, efficiencies, performance and health & safety in mind. ... [read more]

Is your forklift ready for winter? Can you afford the downtime?

Posted on November 10, 2016
It's coming up to that time of year again, "Tis the season to be jolly", "the goose is getting fat" and the newspapers are all predicting that we're in for the worst winter in decades..... again! For many businesses, it's their busiest time of year, and yet, year after year, when the cold weather strikes, we receive desperate calls to attend to ill-prepared forklifts broken down, seized or even stuck in the snow. When it comes to preparing for the winter season, we often find that forklifts are overlooked, yet expected to perform at t... [read more]

Forklift dealer vs. forklift manufacturer…!

Posted on August 19, 2016
  A question posed regularly in the forklift industry is, what are the main similarities and differences working with a forklift dealer compared to a forklift manufacturer? We understand the importance in choosing your forklift supplier, therefore we wanted to highlight some key areas when analysing two types of companies, both selling similar equipment, at generally the same prices.   1.The Relationship When working with a large manufacturer, there is the tendency that you become just a number to them and you have to join a q... [read more]

IMHX 2016 – Will you be joining us there?

Posted on July 6, 2016
  Held over a four day period in Birmingham this September and with over 20,000 professionals attending to discuss the latest in technological advancements and generally network with industry colleagues, the IMHX is the largest intralogistics exhibition in the UK and one that Barek will definitely be attending this year. The event is action packed with seminars debating the latest industry topics, demonstrations and competitions all taking place. Driving down your business costs and maximising supply chain efficiencies are key dr... [read more]

Having trusted partners at your side

Posted on June 9, 2016
  If you run a lean manufacturing operation with limited stock levels and demanding deadlines, you had better ensure that your production and materials handling assets are up to the task, as downtime will inevitably be even more punishing if links in the process fail. Having the reassurance that a trusted materials handling partner is working diligently, providing effective support which is efficiently managed, ensures that a key area of the operation is well looked after. And that is just how one manufacturer, with a reputation for... [read more]

Hull is a premier city….again!!!

Posted on June 1, 2016
  It was not that long ago when people would say "It's only dull in Hull" and the majority of city reviews you would read would unanimously state it as being "miserable" and "smelling of fish". Oh how the tides have now turned, with Hull being mentioned for all the right reasons and positivity is now flowing all the way down the River Humber. Hull was voted the UK City of Culture 2017 which plans to be 365 days of transformative cultural activity and we were pleased to watch Hull City be promoted back to the top flight of professional f... [read more]

A new 4T TCM forklift to add to our growing fleet

Posted on May 19, 2016
  At Barek, we like to keep evolving and improving and a sure way to help achieve this is by keeping your forklift fleet well maintained and fresh. Every day, we get varying requests from new and existing customers and we like to pride ourselves with being able to deliver time after time. Earlier in the year, we had an existing customer come to us and enquire about purchasing a new forklift that they urgently required in order to carry out a specific role in one of their many warehouses. At that time, we asked a series of question... [read more]

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