In September 2012, Robert Duncan purchased Angus Lift Trucks from its founder, Bill Angus.
Angus Lift Truck quickly expanded its operations with the opening of a Nottingham branch in 2013, this provided a wider coverage for in order to meet the needs of customers, in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. More recently, Angus have expanded further into the West Midlands and Northamptonshire areas.
The company is built on solid foundations with a focus on implementing the highest safety standards, delivering top quality customer service and a positive approach to employee training and development.
Following extensive growth, in 2018, Angus moved into its purpose built 20,000 sq ft head office in Hinckley. Angus is justifiably proud to be one of the largest and most successful independent dealerships in the UK offering full workshop repair, rebuild and paint facilities, a finished product showroom, used truck warehouse and a fully RTITB accredited operator training facility.
Angus Lift Trucks has been awarded the national certificate of compliance from the country’s foremost authority on materials handling, the FLTA (Fork Lift Truck Association. As members of the FLTA, Angus Lift Trucks abides by a stringent Code of Practice. The Code of Practice is a commitment to deliver robust, prompt service support carried out by fully trained engineers, use high quality parts, use a hire contract that has been approved by the FLTA and are backed by insurance cover of more than £5m.
Safety Is Key
At Angus, safety is key. We are an accredited member of the Fork Lift Truck Association and have just been awarded with the FLTA Audit accreditation. Additionally, two members of our team hold the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Intermediate Occupational Health and Safety certificate, whilst another two have undertaken the Foundation level of this certification.
All members of staff undertake a comprehensive training programme which is tracked by management on a training matrix. Examples of training undertaken include Toolbox talks on working at height, dust and fumes, portable electrical appliances, to full Operator Training and Manual Handling Training.
Our customers have peace of mind in knowing that Angus Lift Trucks ‘Thorough Examination’ procedure is accredited by the CFTS and is guaranteed to check the whole truck, thereby ensuring that trucks are 100% safe for use and covered for both LOLER 98 and PUWER 98 regulations.
Our customers’ satisfaction with the high standards of service and products provided by Angus Lift Trucks is demonstrated not only by their return but with growth in forklift hire work and sales from a constantly expanding customer base.
At Angus, we believe we are only as good as our people. So besides providing a safe working environment and exemplary level of training, we care for our people by offering a range of benefits including competitive salaries, overtime opportunities, daily meal allowance, pension schemes, health care schemes, company uniform and safety wear and for those on the road, high specification company vehicles.
Our employees are all given full product training, which enables them to provide excellent customer service. Angus service engineers are fully qualified to repair, service all makes of forklift trucks and materials handling equipment. The fully stocked parts department supplies the engineers quickly and efficiently with parts to ensure that customers have minimum disruption to their productivity.
RTITB Accredited Training Centre
A further expansion of the services provided by Angus is that of RTITB Accredited training. A dedicated training centre has been established which offers professional training for operators ranging from novices through to those already highly experienced. Refresher courses and conversion courses are also provided. The accredited instructors from Angus will also travel to customers’ locations to provide the training if it better meets the needs of the customer.
The products that we provide training on includes:
- Rough terrain – masted / telehandler
- Vehicle mounted lift truck
- VNA man-up
- Cherry picker