New Easilift team continues to deliver
Dinning has been appointed Managing Director of loading bay equipment
supplier, Easilift Loading Systems Ltd, following company founder
Edward Kelly’s decision to step down from day-to-day control of the
company after almost 30 years at the helm.
Mr Dinning has been
with the company for around 20 years. He joined as a Project Engineer
and was later promoted to Technical Manager before becoming Operations
Director four years ago.
He is a well-known figure within the
industry and serves on the executive board of the Association of
Loading and Elevating Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM).
Director Rob Fay also joins the board, alongside Phil Dinning and Dick
van Wijk from the Dutch parent company Loading Systems International
BV, together with Edward Kelly who remains a director and shareholder.
running of the company is now in the hands of a management team
comprising Phil Dinning; Rob Fay; Graham Hepworth, Company Secretary;
Cheryl Thornton, Technical Services Manager, and David Whyatt who has
been appointed Sales Manager after four years as a Sales Engineer.
Systems International is one of Europe’s foremost manufacturers of
loading bay equipment. In addition to the UK operation, it has other
sales companies in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and
Switzerland, and recently opened sales offices in the Czech Republic
Said Mr Dinning: “Easilift Loading Systems has
grown to become one of the top three loading bay equipment suppliers in
the UK and our turnover in 2005 broke the £10m barrier for the first
“Sales right across
our product range have increased as our nationwide customers continue
to build new distribution centres and refurbish existing premises. In
particular, sales of doors have increased by 300 per cent over the
previous three years, including the new Dynaco high speed doors, with a
similar rise in the supply of dock levellers.”
Systems provides everything necessary for the safe, efficient and
profitable operation of loading bays. This includes dock levellers,
dock shelters, dock seals, dock pods, doors, high speed doors, vehicle
restraints and lifting platforms. It also offers a complete range of
accessories and safety aids, from dock plates, dock bumpers and wheel
guides, to traffic lights and integrated control systems.
company, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, has an
extensive customer list that is a roll call of some of the biggest
names in UK manufacturing, retailing, logistics, distribution and the
service sector. And, reflecting its extremely high levels of customer
satisfaction, more than 60 per cent of new orders come from existing
Mr Dinning said the company’s continued success
was due to the positive commitment of its staff, plus its extensive
facilities which include an in-house design team, together with
experienced engineers available to advise on the most efficient and
productive installation, whether as a new project or refurbishment.
is complemented by a full installation and after-sales service, which
includes the provision of a preventative maintenance programme designed
to avoid costly loading bay down-time.
Systems is at the cutting edge of loading bay technology. For example,
when Tesco recently needed a method of loading and unloading its fleet
of new high capacity double deck trailers, used to transfer goods
between distribution centres, Easilift Loading Systems came up with a
practical and cost-effective solution.
Working with a major
UK lift supplier, it designed a modular dock pod loading system
incorporating a scissor lift to handle the fixed deck trailers.
free-standing pods are installed flush to the outside of the
distribution centres, minimising disruption and avoiding the loss of
internal floor area. The fabricated side and roof frames are clad with
insulated wall panels to create a sealed working environment.
Loading Systems’ electrically-operated sectional overhead Powerdoors
are fitted to the front and rear of each pod. It also supplied double
deck rubber bumpers, an inflatable dock shelter, traffic lights, two
sets of dock lights and fluorescent pod lights with each installation.
company was one of the first loading bay equipment suppliers to achieve
the prestigious SafeContractor Health and Safety award. SafeContractor
is an accreditation scheme that assesses the health and safety
competency of contractors in a variety of fields.
accreditation Easilift’s health and safety standards are independently
audited annually to ensure they have achieved the high standard
required by SafeContractor, including complying with any new
In August 2005 the Kirkburton, Huddersfield-based
company was recognised for its success in landing a string of major
contracts. It received the Kirklees Business of the Month Award for
supplying its equipment to, amongst others, Housing Units Ltd., the
Port of Tyne, Corby Chilled Distribution and Cadbury Trebor Bassett.
recent projects have included the supply of loading bay equipment for
two state-of-the-art, architect-designed warehouses at Trafford Park
Industrial Estate, Manchester, fitting out 27 loading bays at the
Instore national distribution centre, Trident Business Park,
Huddersfield, and the installation of 23 loading bays with special
galvanised dock levellers for Arla Foods Stourton dairy.
Mr Dinning: “We intend to maintain and further develop the company’s
clear focus as one of the UK’s leading loading bay equipment companies.
This will be achieved by the constant development of cost-effective,
quality solutions to help boost our customers’ productivity, safety
and profitability.”- ENDS -
Further details of the market-leading
Easilift range of loading bay equipment can be obtained from: Easilift
Loading Systems Ltd, Spring Grove, Penistone Road, Kirkburton,
Huddersfield, HD8 0PL. Tel: 0845 130 1920 (local rate). Fax: 01484
601401. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.easilift-loading-systems.co.uk
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