Experts in material handling and conveyors –
helping our clients with efficient, effective automation and conveyor solutions

Materials handling solutions... on a different level

Experience and Innovation

At LB Foster Materials Handling, we specialise in the most efficient and effective method of moving products from A to B in storage, distribution and manufacturing facilities.

With more than 30 years' experience, our team of experts create the ideal solution for your materials handling challenges. Our innovative approach has enabled us to deliver successful systems to a wide cross-section of businesses from SMEs to world renowned brands such as:

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Top banana solution

Fyffes plc is one of the largest tropical produce importers and distributors in Europe. The company has an annual turnover in excess of €1billion. Although best known for its bananas (it sells 44m cases in Europe each year) Fyffes is also a major force in...

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Contract worth to automate the Normanton facility
Fyffes annual turnover
Cases of bananas sold in Europe each year
TEW Group

It’s getting better all the time…

In January 2015, LB Foster acquired the Nottingham based TEW Group, an established application engineering solutions business with a turnover in excess of £17m. TEW’s specialist Industrial Automation division provides innovative machinery and automated production systems for the automotive, food and drink, and logistics markets…

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January - LB Foster acquires the TEW Group
Application engineering solutions
Specialist markets – Automotive, food & drink and logistics
Smith and Nephew

Just a spoonful of sugar…

When the UK’s largest medical device company, Smith & Nephew, needed to urgently install a powered pallet conveyor system at its Wound Management HQ in Hull it called in Leicester based materials handling specialist, LB Foster. Quite apart from the tight timescales on the project,...

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product position sensors
independent motors on system

By George they’ve done it!

The mega garment handling and storage installation at Clipper’s deconsolidation centre near Teesport has the capacity to store up to 4 million units. The company’s first customer for the centre is Asda, with a 10 year contract for its George clothing brand. LB Foster’s system...

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4 million
garments storage capacity
of overhead monorail
3 million
garments processed per week

Paradise by the dashboard light

Honda’s new continuously moving, inverted monorail conveyor for a dashboard sub assembly line at its UK manufacturing plant in Swindon is a big success. Designed to transport new Honda Civic dashboards around a 20 station assembly line in Car Plant 2, the LB Foster conveyor...

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station assembly line
up to 1700mm/min running speed
time taken to produce a new Honda car

It’s a gas, gas, gas…

The business case for BOC’s investment in its new state-of-the-art test centre in Wolverhampton was improved productivity whilst maintaining the highest standard of finished product. This needed to be achieved in an area with a very tight footprint and that was the challenge for LB...

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cylinders loaded/unloaded at a time
operating environment
drop sections with 2m stroke
Fyffes Fyffes
TEW Group TEW Group
Smith and Nephew Smith and Nephew
Clipper Clipper
Honda Honda