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LB Foster helps keep Pirelli tyres on track

LB Foster helps keep Pirelli tyres on track

With a pedigree stretching back 142 years, Pirelli is one of the world’s premium tyre manufacturers. It is the exclusive supplier of tyres to the FIA Formula One™ World Championship and 2013 also saw the 50th anniversary celebrations of its world famous Pirelli calendar. The company has manufactured tyres at its Burton upon Trent plant […]

LB Foster to launch new range of conveyors

LB Foster to launch new range of conveyors

Leicester based, LB Foster Materials Handling, will be promoting its new range of overhead conveyors on Stand 100 at the Surface World Show 2015 held at the NEC, Birmingham from 23-24 September 2015. Launching in June 2015, the range includes an inverted power and free series that is ideal for paint and assembly lines. The […]

LB Foster completes top banana solution for Fyffes

LB Foster completes top banana solution for Fyffes

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 the pineapple and melon markets. In the UK, Fyffes has […]

LB Foster completes automation project to expand fashion returns for Clipper

LB Foster completes automation project to expand fashion returns for Clipper

The ever-increasing success of online fashion shopping has led to a demand for greater capacity for processing returns at Clipper’s Selby distribution centre. Once the decision was taken to expand the operation, Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling was selected as principal contractor. The two-tier installation is situated in a 60,000 sq ft area. As […]

LB Foster installs assembly line solution for Jaguar XF Sportbrake

LB Foster installs assembly line solution for Jaguar XF Sportbrake

The Jaguar XF Sportbrake is produced at the famous Castle Bromwich plant where Spitfires and Lancaster bombers were built in WW2. The 112-acre plant which operates 24 hours a day became a dedicated Jaguar factory in 1980 and today, the XF Sportbrake is built on the same assembly line as the award winning Jaguar XF […]

LB Foster’s overhead conveyor doubles production capacity for SignFab

LB Foster’s overhead conveyor doubles production capacity for SignFab

A bespoke overhead conveyor, designed and manufactured by LB Foster Materials Handling, has been installed into the new paint processing plant of SignFab UK, the UK’s leading trade only sign supplier and manufacturer. Automating the plant has enabled SignFab to have the ability to double its production capacity. LB Foster was awarded the conveyor contract […]

LB Foster supplies new floor conveyor system for The White Company

LB Foster supplies new floor conveyor system for The White Company

The White Company has been making impeccably stylish, beautifully designed products, principally in white, for over 20 years. The high street and online retailer has experienced considerable growth over recent years and, as part of its expansion plans, has recently consolidated its three UK warehouse operations into one distribution centre (DC) at Swan Valley in […]

New overhead conveyor solution doubles capacity for Powdertech

New overhead conveyor solution doubles capacity for Powdertech

With facilities in Corby and Bicester, Powdertech is one of the UK’s leading architectural, automotive and specialist powder coaters of aluminium, zinc die-casting, magnesium alloy and galvanized steel. Earlier this year the company decided to upgrade its facility in Corby to handle the increased demand for its architectural and rail infrastructure powder coating services. “We […]

Ford Motor Company chooses LB Foster conveyors for its production line expansion in Valencia, Spain

Ford Motor Company chooses LB Foster conveyors for its production line expansion in Valencia, Spain

When the Ford Motor Company had an urgent need for a conveyor solution as part of a capacity increase programme at its plant in Valencia, Spain, it turned to Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling. The success of the initial project encouraged Ford to place two further orders for conveyor solutions from LB Foster. Mark […]

LB Foster mechanises fashion returns at Clipper’s Selby DC

LB Foster mechanises fashion returns at Clipper’s Selby DC

LB Foster Materials Handling has completed a major contract for Clipper Logistics at its Selby distribution centre (DC). Designed to handle fashion online returns under the Clipper ‘Boomerang’ brand, the mechanisation project includes conveyor systems for totes and 125 work stations. Clipper’s Selby DC is a multi-user retail logistics site with a dedicated area for […]

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