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Site Safety Rules and Safe Working Zones

07/04/2020 With respect to the current government guidelines / social distancing policy and the guidelines from the Fork Lift Truck Association we are proactively trying to: Follow the social distancing guidelines set out by the Government where practically possible. Protect the health and wellbeing of both your staff and our engineers. Minimise unnecessary contact with […]...

April 7, 2020
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A Notice to Owners and Users of Materials Handling and Plant Equipment – from BITA and the FLTA

25/03/2020 UPDATE FROM THE FLTA / HSE / BITA In consultation with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) have issued a joint statement in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In these uncertain times, a lot of companies have completely banned 3rd parties […]...

March 25, 2020
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COVID-19. Operational Statement

Date: 25th March 2020 As you are aware, the situation that we currently face with the COVID-19 public health crisis is unprecedented. Over the last few weeks, we have seen this crisis escalate and each day the Government have introduced measures which will help combat the containment and spread of the virus, protect the NHS […]...

Investing in Forklifts – What are the Benefits?

Every business’s warehouse and site logistics needs are different. However, operational efficiency is paramount to your success regardless of whether you’re a major multinational or a small independent. As your business grows, there is bound to be a point where you require more than just manpower to maintain good logistical performance, which is where the […]...

June 30, 2019
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Warehouse optimisation – how to improve efficiency in your space

Your warehouse is the beating heart of your business operation – and needs to be treated as such. For business owners and operations managers looking to keep total cost of ownership (TCO) as low as possible, the slick function of their core space should be absolutely paramount. For those who are yet to look into […]...

May 30, 2019
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TCM European Dealer Summit – The Belfry 2019

If you’re a golfer or even just a fan of the game,  you may well be familiar with the World famous UK golfing resort – The Belfry. Having hosted more Ryder Cups than any other venue in the World (1985, 89, 93 and 2001), The Belfry has provided some of the most spectacular and dramatic […]...

April 12, 2019
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How to optimise efficiency in your warehouse

If running a warehouse, or several, is part of your day-to-day business activity, then you will be aware of the constraints and costs that come hand in hand with it. The good news is that there are ways of improving efficiency and better utilising space, so that material handling costs can significantly be reduced. Here […]...

March 27, 2019
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“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”

Steven Covey once wrote, “Seek first to understand, then to be understood”. We feel that really listening to what our customers want is where we add the most value to our customers’ businesses.   Having witnessed the strong performance of our TCM forklifts, Abbey Logistics Group (ALG) in Hull invited us to provide a solution […]...

October 1, 2018
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With the launch of TCM’s new TCO Calculator, finding out the true cost of running your forklift fleet has never been easier. The calculator is a sophisticated tool that helps you to identify the total cost of ownership of your forklift fleet and highlight areas where you could make considerable savings. The calculator also allows […]...

September 18, 2018
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Customer Satisfaction is the Best Business Strategy

Here at Barek Lift Trucks we have a sign in our office which states “Customer Satisfaction is the Best Business Strategy”. We firmly believe in order to deliver upon this statement we need to proactively understand our customers’ businesses and build long-term relationships. Alpine Fine Foods have experienced significant growth over the last number of […]...

August 18, 2018
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With such a multitude of battery types available on the market, it can be difficult knowing whether you’re using the most cost-efficient option for your fleet. Reducing carbon emissions whilst still maintaining fuel efficiency remains a major issue for many businesses worldwide and has become even more of a concern since the government announced to […]...

The Domino Effect

  It was great to be part of the fantastic Domino rally delivered by Dock Street Events and Absolutely Cultured last weekend. A great event for a great City! Our forklifts, materials handling equipment, operatives and transport services set-up, distributed and ultimately cleared up all 12,800 dominoes – or what was left over! A challenging feat throughout the old […]...

August 12, 2018
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Make sure you and your business are ready for the 2040 ban

Make sure you and your business are ready for the 2040 ban. Although it may seem too far away in the future to even consider, from the year 2040, all new petrol and diesel cars, vans and lorries will be banned from sale in the UK and France. Naturally this will have an impact on […]...

April 10, 2018
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Forklift hire in Hull – Reasons why Servicing & Maintenance are so important

With all businesses that use forklifts and heavy machinery, safety is the number one priority. With that in mind, it is important to ensure that the equipment being used is in tip top......

March 4, 2018
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Top Tips – Helpful advice on extending your forklifts battery life

The battery is the heart of an electric forklift and forms a fundamental part to its make up and performance, therefore, it is extremely important you keep it well maintained at all times. The battery is said to equate up to 30% of the price of a new Electric forklift and is expected to last up to […]...

February 13, 2018
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Is your forklift ready for winter? Can you afford the downtime?

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, […]...

November 10, 2017
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Hull starts off 2017 with a BANG!

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 […]...

September 25, 2017
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Forklift Safety tips for the warehouse

For many of you, operating a forklift might seem like a simple enough task. However, if certain procedures are not carried out correctly, safety implications could arise......

September 8, 2017
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Choose the perfect forklift truck for your warehouse

The specifications of a particular forklift have got to match the particular space where it’s going to be used. This is especially important for larger businesses that require a large......

July 18, 2017
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We’re Recruiting for an Experienced and Qualified Electrical Engineer

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 […]...

April 5, 2017
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What is the lift capacity of your forklift truck?

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 […]...

February 12, 2017
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“Out with the Old” & “In with the New” – The Evolution of the Reach Truck

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 […]...

November 22, 2016
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Forklift dealer vs. forklift manufacturer…!

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 […]...

August 19, 2016
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IMHX 2016 – Will you be joining us there?

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 […]...

July 6, 2016
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Having trusted partners at your side

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 […]...

June 9, 2016
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Hull is a premier city….again!!!

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 […]...

June 1, 2016
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A new 4T TCM forklift to add to our growing fleet

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 […]...

May 19, 2016
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Our Guide to Forklift Maintenance

“BY LOOKING AFTER YOUR FORKLIFT, IT WILL IN TURN LOOK AFTER YOU” Forklifts are an integral part of many organisations day-to-day operations. It is extremely important that any forklift, whether it’s powered by gas, electric or diesel, receives a regular maintenance check to ensure maximum safety and ensure optimum productivity in the workplace. Furthermore, forklifts […]...

April 26, 2016
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Barek Lift Trucks would like to wish all of our customers and suppliers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Best wishes to one and all for 2016....

December 24, 2015
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BP Quadralift – Now Sold

Make: BP-SORBOLO Quadralift Model: QL-T3 Year: 2004 Capacity: 3000kg Lift Height: 5000mm Very Low Hours: 4456 The dimensions are as follows: Width: 236cm Length: 236cm Closed Height: 346cm...

December 3, 2015
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Barek Lift Trucks visit the TCM Manufacturing Facility in Pamplona Spain

Last week, Mike and Nick visited the highly impressive TCM Manufacturing facility in Pamplona, Spain, together with all other TCM dealers part of the UK Network. Nick commented: “It was a real honour to be invited to visit the TCM factory in Spain. It was fascinating to first understand and then physically watch the whole […]...

October 26, 2015
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First Impressions Count

At Barek Lift Trucks we believe in two little but important sayings: 1) “First impressions count”  2) “Look after your equipment and it will look after you” Just recently we have acquired a large 7000kg capacity forklift which has joined our fleet ready for short, medium or long term hire. When the truck arrived with […]...

September 18, 2015
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Barek Lift Trucks awarded prestigious dealership for TCM Forklifts

Barek Lift Trucks are delighted to announce their appointment as the approved regional dealership for the prestigious TCM Forklifts (Toyo Carrier Manufacturing) in East and North Yorkshire. Managing Director, Mike Leek, commented; “Firstly, we are delighted to officially represent TCM in Hull, Harrogate and York areas.” “Our relationship with TCM started in 1991 and throughout […]...

July 5, 2015
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New Appointment: Welcome back Glen Owst!!!!

Barek Lift Trucks are highly delighted to welcome back to the engineering team Glen Owst. Glen originally started with the company as an apprentice in 1991 and spent 21 years with Barek before taking a 2 year break from the forklift industry to pursue a career working in the access platform and specialist lifting industry. […]...

June 1, 2015
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Investing in Local Partnerships: The Deep

At Barek Lift Trucks we firmly believe in supporting local businesses. Our relationship with The Deep, one of Hull’s premier tourist attractions spans over a decade and we’re very proud of our association with them. The Deep is one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world and home to a whopping 3,500 fish, not […]...

February 6, 2015
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Barek Lift Trucks takes delivery of 2 New TCM Forklifts

Barek Lift Trucks took delivery today at their depot in Hull of two brand new TCM Forklifts. These 2.5T and 3T Diesel forklifts will join their hire fleet ready for deployment in the Hull area. TCM is a pioneer in developing and manufacturing sturdy, extremely durable forklifts that have an excellent reputation among users for […]...

January 23, 2015
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Barek Lift Trucks: Custom Built Reel Handler

Case Study: Custom Reel Handler: One of our valued customers recently challenged us to provide them with a solution to a new legislation affecting the handling of materials on their production line – minimising contact, possible cross-contamination, whilst working in a confined space! After extensive research and various demonstrations, we found the solution! Working together […]...

January 12, 2015
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Barek Engineers Pass Electrical Training Course

Barek Lift Trucks believe in accredited training courses to improve and enhance the skills of our most valuable asset – our people. On that note, we would like to congratulate Tony and Karl for successfully completing the Electrical Connection, Isolation and Charger Fault Finding course. The course is run by the Fork Lift Truck Association […]...

November 25, 2014
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Barek Lift Trucks takes parts in The Daisy Appeal Golf Day

Barek Lift Trucks was delighted to take part in The Daisy Appeal Golf Day at Hull Golf Club on 4th July. Despite our mixed fortunes on the course, we were delighted to have taken part in a well organised day for a very important local charity...

July 4, 2014
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Barek Lift Trucks search for The Apprentice is over!

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. As we have grown over the years, our people grow […]...

June 1, 2014
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