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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 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 […]

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 refurbishes assembly line conveyors for leading car manufacturer

Materials handling specialist, LB Foster, has completed a major refurbishment project at MINI Plant Oxford. The contract was awarded through Autotech, the leading control systems supplier in the European automotive market. The solution included a complete renovation of in-floor slat conveyors on three of Plant Oxford’s assembly lines. The work to uplift the mechanics and […]

LB Foster Materials Handling completes two contracts for Lear Coventry

Leicester based LB Foster Materials Handling has completed two major contracts at the Lear Corporation seating facility located in Coventry. One contract was for a production line carousel conveyor and the second, for a dispatch conveyor system to store completed car seats in sequence on a cassette. Lear is one of the world’s leading suppliers […]

LB Foster supplies wheel deal conveyor solution

A bespoke conveyor system from LB Foster Materials Handling has been installed at MINI Plant Oxford. The solution presents a constant supply of wheels to the fitting operators on each side of the production line in the most efficient and ergonomic manner. The main driver for the new equipment was that the wheel fitting position […]

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