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About Us

Since 1995 Howard Handling has been working with customers to provide sensible, cost-effective solutions to their materials handling needs.

Starting life as a small local servicer of hand pallet trucks, our business has grown to include the sale, rental, service and repair of manual and powered handling equipment across the South West, & Wales.

In subsequent years, Howard Handling developed a close working relationship with other independent companies like ourselves across the UK, in order to offer a nationwide service to customers with national operations.

Our customers benefit from all the advantages of dealing with smaller local businesses, but deal with only one company for administration purposes. The result is a great service at a reduced cost, when compared to multinational forklift & materials handling suppliers

Despite healthy expansion over the past twenty five years, we retain our small business values. Quality of after-sales service is the reason for our success; we make sure our customers receive a personal service.

In practice, this means independent advice when discussing your requirements, a fast response to service and repair calls, high quality workmanship and fair prices.

Our equipment range has been chosen with this in mind. We select manufacturers of high quality equipment, who are able to support their products with fast and reliable spare parts availability for many years. Because we are not a manufacturer, we offer our customers honest advice about the best equipment for their requirements.

When you choose from our range of lifters and handlers, you are choosing some of the best trucks in the marketplace today.

We have many years’ experience of servicing & maintaining lifting equipment from a wide range of manufacturers, used in a wide range of industries. We know that a good quality lifter can cost more than twice as much as some of the budget brands. But we can also say with confidence, that it gives many more years of service and costs substantially less to maintain. The result is significantly reduced running costs in the long term.

Our Customers

  • We provide materials handling solutions and after-sales support to many industries, including: Printing, Packaging, Warehousing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Transport, Food Production

Our Products

  • From pallet trucks & stackers, to reel lifters & platform lifters, tilts, rotators and handlers for other non-palletised goods
  • We solve manual handling issues that cannot be solved with a standard machine. We are happy to assist with the design of new products, when a standard lifter is not an option
  • Our custom-built products are designed to your specific requirements

Our Service