West yorkshire, , United Kingdom
Engineering Products - Manufacturer,
Proprietorship Firm Since 1893
The Slingsby story begins back in 1893, when the family firm Wholesale Bottlers established themselves in Bradford. Harry Crowther Slingsby, Managing Director, began to look into the invention of labour saving devices for the company. He'd recognised that working practices in the local factories relied heavily on manual hauling and gravity for the movement of raw materials and products from floor to floor. However, this didn't solve the problem of moving items horizontally around large buildings. So, Harry set about creating robust trucks and trolleys to move heavy loads with relative ease. Different designs were created for different purposes -sack trolleys for moving large sacks of flour, sugar and dried fruit around grocery stores; high wheeled flat carts towed by one or two people; trucks fitted with wicker baskets carried fibres around textile mills.We still retain the name of our founder, Harry, and his
Innovative attitude to business. In 1961 the company went public and became H.C. Slingsby plc.
Today, several members of the Slingsby family remain on the
Board of directors and continue to drive the business forward
Through the 21st Century.
Since the early years, as well as consistently improving our manufacturing pedigree through investment in new technology, we've expanded our product range dramatically. Although famous originally for manual handling equipment, today, our latest catalogue features a range of over 30, 000 essential products for the workplace, providing more choice and a credible single source solution for all our customers. The range includes over a thousand new products, which range from traditional areas like Materials Handling through to exciting new ranges like Janitorial and Office equipment.
These days Slingsby products are trusted across all industries,
From factories to supermarkets, hospitals to airlines, nurseries to
Schools - and with a network of regional offices throughout the UK we're closer than you think. Going forward, we're committed to providing our customers with more value for less cost, we've invested heavily in our commercial infrastructure in recent years and our personnel always take a pride in high service levels and low failure rates. We believe that consumer choice, product quality and flexible personal service are the key drivers of our business and we will continue to strive to provide our customers with genuine cost reductions, innovative new product development and faster delivery times. Investment in new technology will also play a lead role in our commitment to the future. Continuous improvement of our systems and working practices is enabling us to foster closer relationships with suppliers and innovative customer relationship management strategies are helping us to create a true customer centric ethos.
Different designs were created for different purposes - sack trolleys for moving large sacks of flour, sugar and dried fruit around grocery stores; high wheeled flat carts towed by one or two people; trucks fitted with wicker baskets carried fibres around textile mills. Specialising in manufacturing equipment to solve materials handling, access and storage equipment requirements, Slingsby can rise to the most complex challenges. Manufacturers of :- Storage Trolleys Access Tug of War Spread the Load Plastic Surgery Scaling new heights
Preston Street, Bradford
West Yorkshire - BD7 1JF () United Kingdom