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History

Founded by our two Directors, John Cufley and Robert Taylor in Rochester, Kent back in 1974, the company trading as 'Contact' and entered the material handling industry by designing and fabricating mechanical scoops, forklift fork extensions and forklift lifting jibs. The initial success of these products allowed our founders to develop the business and enter the marketplace as one of only five forklift attachment manufacturers in the UK.

During 1978 we branched out into the manufacturing of automatic specialised palletising and dispensers, and major contracts with Cadburys, Tate & Lyle, Johnsons Polish, Tayto Crisps and Hellmann's Mayonnaise allowed us to expand our production facility, resulting in re-location to larger premises in Mid Wales.

In 1980 the company's trading name was changed to 'Contact Poweriser Ltd'.

With continued growth in the forklift attachment and material handling side of the business, and with an ever-increasing expansion of the product range, the strategic decision was taken to concentrate on the forklift attachment side of the business resulting in the company solely specialising in the design and manufacturing of these products.

 

Current

Over the last 15 years, under the guidance of our Directors and the managerial leadership of Des Phillips, the company has created an employee empowered environment which has proven highly successful. With no hierarchy of job titles in place, all staff members are treated as equals with shared responsibilities. This has created a motivated workforce and a supportive environment – all of which is evidenced when our customers deal with us.

Since our inception in 1974, we have grown our Company to become "The Quality Leader in Forklift Truck Attachments" and have – along the way – acquired an enviable reputation within the industry, of which we are rightly proud. Known throughout the industry as 'Contact Attachments' the decision was made to change our company trading name officially to 'Contact Attachments Ltd' in 2008.

From our position as one of the first forklift truck attachment manufacturers in the UK, our company has continued to grow and prosper by adhering to our philosophy of offering first class customer service, being on-hand to offer technical help and guidance when needed, and manufacturing a high quality product that is competitively priced within the market. Exciting new opportunities in the overseas market has also further helped develop the Contact brand beyond the UK shores.

We remain committed to serving the material handling industry, committed to maintaining our reputation as premier solutions providers, and above all committed to providing our industry a professional, experienced and reliable source to turn to when it comes to any particular material handling problem.

Do explore our site to learn more about our products, or get in touch with a member of our dedicated team to discuss how we could support you.

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