Translift Bendi transform business with support of Worcestershire County Council Clean Growth team

Paul Berrow, Managing Director at Translift Bendi,
Translift Bendi

Redditch based forklift manufacturers, Translift Bendi, has transformed its business thanks to help from Worcestershire County Council’s Clean Growth team.

The business has used advice and grant funding to develop a waste compressing product and change their lighting to energy efficient LEDs.  The company is now working to move their production process to a more digital and efficient one.

The company have expanded their business to include the re-manufacture of forklifts. They are refurbishing old stock into new, more efficient, electric forklifts, and by offering a rental service, they are offering their customers energy and cost-efficient solutions to reduce their fleet.

Paul Berrow, Managing Director at Translift Bendi, said: “After contacting the county council, we have been given extremely great advice on what support there is for us as a manufacturing business. We managed to secure a grant for lighting to increase the morale of the workers, the previous one was a bit dreary. Our staff can see far better with the positioning of the new lighting in the works.  We had a professional free of charge assessment showing how the light would reflect.

“This was completed with and we managed to get this done fairly quickly without much effort on our part.

“We were also invited to look at other parts of the business which maybe could have funding so we are still hopeful to working with BEEP in the future and other areas to support local manufacturing.

“It’s amazing how we don’t ask questions like what local support is available. I hope this helps other businesses to get on board and ask for help as it’s there for you.”

Councillor Tony Miller, CMR for Environment, said: “It is wonderful to hear how the team at Translift Bendi have been able to improve their energy efficiency and provide energy and resource efficient solutions for other businesses, through the support of our Clean Growth Team.  They are just one of many success stories I’ve heard about since the team was formed and they play a huge part in our commitment to protecting our environment. I would urge anyone looking for support to make their business more energy and resource efficient to contact the team and see what support is available for you.”