Warwickshire Forklift Truck Office supports Coventry Firm .

Established in the UK in 1994 CFS Areo Products is a leading aircraft repair and overhaul facility.
Situated in the old Alvis works on the edge of Coventry Airport, Baginton make it an ideal location to support many of their Customers.CFS Forklifts flying high
CFS merged with AEP (Aero Engineering & Powerplant Ltd) in 2012 allowing a major investment into the Coventry site to make Coventry a centre of engineering excellence.
The world class team of engineers who are EASA and FAA approved provide expertise on both modern and classic aircrafts.
The development has extended the range of work on landing gear and instruments including Non-Destructive Testing to Level 3
The investment also means CFS additionally stock propeller blades and engines to provide a fast turnaround.
Part of the planned development was to upgrade their existing fork truck with a larger capacity to allow greater scope of safely handling of loads in the future, particularly larger landing gear as well as providing greater reliability.
John Rowley, Director and Gary Wynne, Facilities Supervisor of CFS chose West Mercia Fork Trucks due to their local presence and transparency in the proposal and negotiation.

“The option of hiring a Doosan Daewoo G30, including all service and maintenance appealed as there are no unexpected bills or nasty surprises”.


In line with the demands of its fast growing business, WB Timber Innovations Ltd has recently completed relocation to a larger premises - two adjoining units on the Monkspath Business Park, just off the M42 in Solihull.

This relocation necessitated the sourcing of a suitable gas powered counterbalance fork truck for general lifting duties and a specialised fork lift truck for handling larger and more awkward shape loads, such as the spandrel trusses manufactured on site. The company wanted to source high quality second user forklift equipment.

gas forklift counterbalanceSteven Parkins, Operations Manager for Timber Innovations, had previous dealings with West Mercia’s David Stanley, which prompted him to make contact for supplier consideration.

With the sanction from Directors, Rob Jones and David Himmons, an order was initially placed for a gas powered counterbalance fork truck. This was shortly followed by an order for West Mercia to supply a high specification side loader  fork truck with an extra wide loading bed to allow transfer of long loads between the two units, as well as loading/unloading duties.

“It’s even better than we thought it was going to be, it looks almost like new.”


After an extensive workshop preparation programme, the most recently supplied Combilift C4500 side loader was sourced and Steven Parkins was delighted.
Timer Innovations sideloader solihull
WB Timber Innovations Ltd are specialist timber frame manufacturers providing the design, manufacture and installation of timber frame, SIPs and oak frame dwellings, bespoke timber features, roof trusses/panels and engineered floors.

WB Timber Innovations Ltd use the latest high performance sustainable materials combined with their highly skilled and experienced installation team, to create a beautiful high performance home.

Whilst keeping a strong focus on its existing self-build business, WB Timber Innovations Ltd hope to drive operations forward into the commercial sector over the coming year to maintain their record of virtually doubling turnover for every year of trading.

West Mercia are proud to announce the signing of two of long-term hire agreements at Onpoint Logistics and their sister company Deltrans Express.

David Pugh of West Mercia originally discussed the hire of a gas truck with Anthony Delaney, Director of Onpoint. Their previous supplier had supplied three different forklifts in 9 months none of which were fit for purpose.
During a site survey at Onpoint’s Sutton Coldfield premises West Mercia identified that there was a large storage area below a mezzanine floor that wasn’t being used and it was suggested that a truck with a full free lift mast would open up this area for storage. When asked about the extra space, Anthony replied ‘Yes, we have never been able to use the truck under the mezzanine floor, if we could go under the floor, it would be extremely valuable and add another storage facility in this depot.’
Following the discussions at Sutton Coldfield West Mercia were then asked to look at a hire machine at the Saltley operation – during the discussions it transpired that Onpoint were very keen on their branding and so David suggested that we paint both trucks in the Onpoint/Deltrans livery of blue and red. The colours were matched exactly and the two machines, which match the companies van fleet,  have now been taken on 5 year terms.
The picture shows Anthony Delaney of Onpoint and David Pugh of West Mercia with Mark Roberts the West Mercia engineer who painted the two machines, outside West Mercia’s Oldbury Head Office. Anthony commented:-

“Dealing with West Mercia has been an absolute pleasure.  I am extremely happy with the one point of contact at West Mercia.  Dealing with a family business similar to ourselves really gives me reassurance in our material handling requirements. West Mercia have also fulfilled all our requirements, and we now have a large number of pallets stored under our mezzanine floor, which has left us with a lot more room in our depot.  I wanted to hire the trucks off West Mercia because they had offered to paint the trucks in the specific paint codes we use for our vans, and when I went to see the trucks, they look absolutely fantastic, in fact, they look brand new. I also made a special effort to thank West Mercia engineer Mark Roberts who was the engineer who painted the trucks.’

Geotechnics Ltd, based in Coventry with branches in Chester, Exeter and Yorkshire celebrated 30 years in business last year. The company provide numerous services  covering the design, implementation, interpretation and evaluation of geotechnical and contaminated land site investigations. Clients range from  individuals with foundationcoventry company gets forklift subsidence problems and developers who wish to develop sites for industrial building or housing purposes to Public Authorities or Utilities for major motorway, railway, water supply or disposal projects.

The head office stores pallets of rock samples as well as pallets of sand, aggregate, IBC’s and well pipework.
Andy Suominen, senior engineer for the company was being forced to postpone deliveries due to their existing fork truck no longer being up to the job and needed to urgently replace it with something safe and reliable. A more compact size truck was also on Andy’s wish list as space is a premium within the warehouse.

A meeting was held with West Mercia’s David Stanley on Wednesday 10th December. A deal was struck, including disposal of their old truck and a brand new Doosan G18S-5 was delivered exactly seven days later. The short chassis gas truck was very well received and the operators were delighted with the ease of operation and additional features such as the clever “award winning” rear grab bar with integral horn.

Andy commented “we were left in the lurch by the failure of our old fork truck and needed a replacement truck asap. David and the team at West Mercia managed to deliver our fantastic new Doosan fork truck within a week when other suppliers had quoted me a waiting time of around 10 weeks! What’s more, the new truck is so much more manoeuvrable and compact than the old truck. Christmas came early thanks to West Mercia!

When you need a specialist fork truck who do you turn to?

That’s the question a high profile multi national business with a multi million pound manufacturing facility in Coventry recently  asked itself after having little success with other  fork truck suppliers in providing a solution or meeting their brief.

The company needed to handle expensive specialised tooling equipment brought in from Europe for installation onto multi million pound blow moulding machinery producing  in excess of 800,000 fuel systems a year for some of the automotive industries highest regarded car manufacturer’s.going extra to get forklift

The main requirement was for a gas powered fork truck to lift in excess of 8000kg at extended load centres, In essence a fork truck that could lift 12000kg on the same size chassis of as an 8 tonne truck in order that the physical size would also be practical. The forks also needed to be manufactured to fit a particular size transportation framework.

Following several visits to site to finalise the specification, West Mercia’s David Stanley took the challenge of finding the ideal machine and ensured the customer West Mercia would put the time and effort into finding the solution the right machine for the job.

After extensive searching in the UK with poor results, David expanded his search to mainland Europe. Having located the perfect truck in Germany, West Mercia arranged for their senior technical engineer and Service Manager, Glenn Draper, to fly out to fully inspect the truck prior to purchase. The truck was then shipped back to West Mercia to undergo the workshop programme specifically tailored to the customer’s requirements. This included additional safety features and site speed restriction to comply with the sites own regulations.

Upon final inspection and sign off by the customer, who commented “it’s even better than we thought it was going to be”, the truck was delivered to site to the delight of the operations team and the resident health and safety manager.