Who we are

Barek Lift Trucks is a trusted name in the material handling and forklift industry, renowned for our commitment to quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. With a history spanning 40 years, Barek Lift Trucks has established itself as a leading provider of forklift and materials handling equipment, services, and solutions. Our extensive range of products caters to a wide variety of industries and applications, offering forklifts that excel in efficiency, safety, and durability.

Our values are simple; to provide our customers with the best possible quality products and service in all aspects of our work, providing comprehensive support, including maintenance, training, and expert consultation. Whether you’re a small business or a large industrial facility, Barek Lift Trucks is a trusted partner in your material handling needs.

We are fully audited and accredited members of the UK Materials Handling Association and CFTS (Thorough Examination).



Our History

Picture taken in 1983:

Barek Lift Trucks was established in 1983 and operates from a purpose built facility in its hometown of Hull in Yorkshire. Through shrewd strategic management and a strict policy of re-investment, we have organically grown over the last 4 decades into a financially strong, highly respected company with an extensive modern fleet of materials handling equipment.

Picture taken in 1996:

Being financially strong we have been able to quickly and flexibly adapt to changing market conditions and seek out new opportunities more readily.

In 1996 Barek Lift Trucks was recognised as the official distributer for TCM Forklifts in the North East a high quality Japanese manufacturer part of the Nissan Motor Company.

Our Vision & Values

In order to achieve our top-level goals and objectives, we at Barek Lift Trucks have developed a shared vision that all employees are united in following.

Our shared vision is to excel in our materials handling provision by adding value to our customers through cost effective hire, competitive sales, quality service, timely repairs and comprehensive training.


Sound Business Conduct






Respecting Relationships


Human and Capital re-investment


Engineering Excellence

Our People

Barek Lift Trucks is a family owned business now in its 2nd generation. Family businesses are important, driven by a commitment to legacy and continuity, passing on from one generation to the next, built on strong values and community ties. Our business thrives on its shared values and vision, promoting a strong identity and purpose, guiding decision-making, and shaping our company culture. Our flexibility and adaptability allows us to navigate market changes efficiently, whilst our commitment and loyalty ensure long-term resilience and success.

Furthermore, as a family businesses we believe in contributing to our local economy, creating jobs, and engaging with local charities and community clubs such as junior sports teams. We are innovative in spirit and entrepreneurial, investing in our long-term success and sustainability.

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. 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 schemes to strengthen our business and continue to deliver the Barek Lift Trucks value added service.

Our fully trained and highly experienced mobile engineers provide quick and efficient response times to any problems that may occur. Where possible, our aim is to provide a one visit solution to minimise any downtime and disruption to your business.

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Our Exclusive Brands

“Global International brands delivered to your doorstep”

Since 1996 Barek Lift Trucks has been the official authorized dealer for TCM range of forklift trucks. TCM Brand has been an industrial pioneer and a leader in the logistics industry in Japan since 1949, when TCM produced their first Japan-made forklift. Today, utilizing the special strength gained through their close connection with customers, TCM is dedicated to building integrated logistics systems that are the finest in the world with production plants in the United States, Japan, Spain, and Sweden.

TCM products have an excellent reputation among their users for manoeuvrability and reliability. Rather than stand-alone equipment, TCM is committed to taking a comprehensive, systematic approach to rationalized material handling, by producing integrated logistics systems.


Here is a picture of Nick and Michael at the TCM Global conference with the TCM Logisnext Company President & CEO Kazumasa Saito, and Corporate Planning Officer Yuichiro Masuda.