B&B Attachments is celebrating a 16% increase in invoiced sales in 2005, and order intake increased in excess of 35%. The increase has evolved with the company's policy for developing innovative products in-house and securing a number of preferred supplier status agreements with the forklift truck industry and with end users.
The upturn in B&B Attachments' sales figures has resulted in the largest ever-forward order book into 2006, also ongoing projects stands at a record high. The company is anticipating a further 20% increase during the next financial year with all market segments performing to target and with attachment sales and service revenues continuing to be the largest growth areas. During 2005 the company increased its workforce by 15% and plans further increases of 10% in frontline service staff during 2006.
The sharp increase in sales has resulted in B&B Attachments moving to new, larger headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire. The 3,500 sq. ft building, close to Newbury centre, will accommodate the company's Sales & Technical Administration, Accounts Department and Directors. It will supplement B&B Attachments' Northern facilities in Cramlington, Northumberland, the company's centre for product development, servicing and hire.
Commenting Mike Barton, Managing Director, says: “Our new corporate headquarters will enable us to expand in the future as we increase our market share even further in 2006 in all areas of our business including sales of servicing, attachments and masts”.
As part of its strategy of evolving the company, B&B Attachments has also unveiled a new corporate image.
“Our existing corporate image no longer reflected our reputation as the UK's market leader in forklift attachments and masts”, concluded Mike Barton. “We needed a new approach to emphasise our continuing focus on sales and marketing, and the ongoing improvement in services and products. This I believe we have achieved with cleaner, slicker lines whilst at the same time retaining our corporate identity”.
Now in its 25th year, B&B Attachments is the UK's leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments and masts. From its new corporate headquarters in Newbury, Berkshire and Cramlington, Northumberland the company services a client base that includes OEMs, forklift truck dealerships and end users.
B&B Attachments Ltd.
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