Barloworld forklift helps Kylie save the Titanic in Doctor Who.
If, like 12 Million other viewers, you watched Doctor Who on Christmas Day, then you will have seen Kylie Minogue help prevent the Titanic, a luxury spaceship, crashing into Buckingham Palace, by ramming the evil Max Capricorn with a forklift truck.
Beneath the red paint and 'BBC prop' attachments was a Hyster electric counterbalance forklift truck supplied by Barloworld Handling in Cardiff. Doctor Who fans will know that much of the filming is done on location in Wales where Barloworld provides the BBC with a variety of handling solutions.
Sandra Thompson of Barloworld in Cardiff explains “We have a long relationship with the BBC and have been called upon to help with the strangest projects such as building the Doctor's Tardis. This was however the first time that a Hyster truck has been used onscreen. Perhaps next series, one of our forklifts will help fight the Daleks!”
Barloworld is already on its next mission behind the scenes helping the BBC bring the next Doctor Who adventure to life.
Barloworld is the largest independent distributor of lift trucks in the world with operations covering the UK, Holland, Belgium, South Africa and the US (South East). As the UK's exclusive distributor of Hyster equipment since 1956, Barloworld maintains nearly 30,000 lift trucks in all types of UK industry.
Barloworld provides a complete range of counterbalance and warehousing equipment with superior support, advice and value added services through its network of 1,200 support staff including 600 engineers nationwide.