31 Years at Welfaux for Our Operations Director, Richard Blagden!

Our Operations Director, Richard Blagden, recently celebrated over 30 years at Welfaux. We caught up with him to discuss his (many) years of keeping Welfaux running smoothly! 

  Committing 30 years of your service and expertise to just one company is no small feat, which is why we are so thrilled that our Operations Director, Richard Blagden, has chosen to do just that at Welfaux.  Richard started at Welfaux in July 1989, having started › Read More

Our 34 Year Journey

In March, Welfaux turned 34. We’re celebrating by reminiscing on the complete, family-orientated journey of Welfaux Materials Handling.


The Very Beginning 

Welfaux Materials Handling was started by Trevor Welsher on March 18th 1986, as the realisation of a long-term ambition – he first registered the business name in 1972. Trevor spent most of his working life in the Materials Handling industry, selling slotted angle iron in the 1960s before moving into the forklift truck sector. › Read More

Welfaux Becomes One of the First UK Companies to Become FLTA-Accredited

We’re better than the rest – and we can prove it! We are one of the first companies in the UK to be accredited by the country’s foremost authority on materials handling.

Many people can sell or hire you a forklift truck, and all will tell you they’re the best.  But few – if any – can support that claim with solid evidence.   We can.    Welfaux Materials Handling Ltd. has become one › Read More

How To Take an Eco-Minded Approach to Materials Handling and Warehouse Operations

The future is green – is your operation ready?

Environmental impact is an increasingly hot topic both for businesses in their working practices and individuals in their everyday lives. As more customers seek companies with sustainable and eco-friendly approaches, it may be time for businesses involved in materials handling and warehousing to examine where they can lessen their environmental impact. 

Buy Second-Hand

Over-consumption is a key contributor to environmental pollution. When everyone is constantly buying › Read More

You MUST Undergo Necessary Forklift Inspection, Maintenance and Repair During Covid-19, Confirms FLTA

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have confirmed that forklifts and other materials handling & plant equipment MUST continue to undergo scheduled maintenance, repair and statutory inspection during the current pandemic.

Whilst cars and other motor vehicles may be exempt from undergoing MOTs during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, owners and operators of materials handling and plant equipment such as forklifts should not follow › Read More

Business Update: COVID-19

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic creating confusion and uncertainty, the team at Welfaux would like to reassure our customers that we are monitoring the situation closely and are updating our practices accordingly. During this trying time, we are following the appropriate government guidelines and have implemented additional safety measures to ensure the health of our staff and customers.

We have created a questionnaire which we will complete before attending any sites to ensure that face-to-face contact › Read More

Our Top 6 Tips For Operating Your Forklift Safely in the Rain

With Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis battering the UK in recent weeks, it is vital for forklift operators to be mindful of how to operate their machinery safely in the rain. Our few simple tips could make all the difference in keeping both your forklift and yourself safe.    Is Your Electric Forklift Suitable for Wet Weather? It may not naturally occur to you, but some forklifts may not be suitable for the rain. Some › Read More

Field Service Engineers Required

Due to recent growth, we are currently recruiting Service Engineers. Experience in the repair and maintenance of Fork lift trucks is advantageous but not essential as full training will be given. We would welcome applications from people currently working in the repair and maintenance of HGVs / contractor’s plant or associated equipment that have a strong mechanical or electrical background. The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, friendly, and conscientious, have the ability to work on their own initiative and be › Read More

How can YOU Benefit from a FLTA Audit?

Member Audit

How can you benefit from a FLTA Audit? The FLTA audit is designed to ensure that Full Dealer Members are legislatively compliant and are otherwise engaged in best practice. Even where legislation may not apply. A lot of companies can rent or sell you a fork lift truck. And all of them will probably tell you that they’re the best (we actually are!). But few, if any, can back that up with solid evidence. However, by being a › Read More

Kärcher and The Food Industry

Cleanliness without compromise

As a world leader in cleaning technology, Kärcher offer technical and cost-effective solutions for food processing in every area of production, as well as office areas and outdoor facilities, from standard machines to complete custom-made solutions and from consulting and planning to initial start-up and full service.

Meat, poultry and fish processing

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