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About B & S Forklifts

For over 20 years B&S Forklifts have been recognised for supplying quality Cat lift trucks and warehouse equipment throughout Teeside and the North East. Whatever materials handling challenges you may encounter, as an authourised Cat lift truck dealer, B&S Forklifts can be relied upon for effective working solutions in a wide range of industries and applications.
We demand the very best for our customers therefore when you specify a Caterpillar lift truck from B&S Forklifts you are entering into partnership with a team who care about your business.We remain committed to helping you maximise profit with every recommendation we make, every product we deliver and with every service we provide.

Our Service

Local service on demand

Our aim is to provide you with a greater choice of quality brand equipment for materials handling applications and other related needs.
B & S Fork Lifts delivers across the North East sales and rental coverage that we support with service technicians and other staff local to you. We are always close at hand to keep your operation running smoothly.
We believe that you’ll benefit from us as a value-for-money solutions provider of these services:

Servicing and Maintenance

A variety of preventative maintenance, service and repair plans tailored to your individual needs. Supported by factory-trained service engineers who, being strategically located, respond quickly and effectively when you need them most.

Equipment Hire

Flexible terms with contract lengths to suit your equipment needs, now and in the future. You’ll benefit from competitive rates on our wide range of high quality equipment from our modern rental fleet.

Equipment Finance

Call us to discuss Contract Hire, Finance Leasing, Hire Purchase or Capital ReleaseSale and Rehire for your equipment.

Fleet Management

You can benefit from our sophisticated fleet management that will help you make the most of your materials handling investment, by maximising productivity and economic operation.

Short Term Rental (STR)

Short Term Hire available on daily, weekly, monthly or annual hire arrangements, gives you unrivalled flexibility to match changing needs

Used Equipment

All our used equipment comes with full service history and warranty and is selected by best age/hours profile from our extensive fleet to match your handling needs exactly.

Refurbished Equipment

Refurbished equipment by B & S Fork Lifts comes with full documentation to comply with LOLER and PUWER regulations, keeping your fleet operating in tip-top order.


Get the right part, in the right place, at the right time with 97% availability of parts delivered within 24 hours. Genuine Cat parts guarantee full exchange compatibility and possess the same durability and reliability standards as the original parts.We can also supply parts for all other makes and models of materials handling equipment.

Operator Training

The right training leads to safer and more productive working, with fewer accidents and contingent costs. B & S Fork Lifts offers accredited operator training on all types of materials handling, plant and access equipment either at your premises anywhere in the North East or at our very own Training Centre at Billingham.

Our Sales Strategy

Reduce Overall Costs of Materials Handling by being truly consultative and by listening and responding to our customers.

We recognise that each customer we deal with has unique or individual requirements and we pride ourselves in being able to truly tailor solutions and offer flexibility of contract to suit ever-changing needs both now and in the future. This includes moving equipment between various depots or branches as clients’ business develops or changing trucks when your application changes.

Our objective is to provide you with a greater choice of quality brand equipment, reduce operational costs and deliver sales coverage across the North East of England with local after sales support. Based on free-of-charge site surveys, we can assist in specifying precisely the right products and options for every application – and offer many financial alternatives to optimisereturn on investment.

Key Focus Areas:
•Correct type of equipment for the task
•Correct number of units for the task
•Energy / fuel consumption
•Space utilisation
•Damage prevention
•Tyre use
•Administration process

This focus delivers many key benefits to our customers.

It means always having fit-for-purpose trucks, with the aim of reducing the number of trucks needed.

We look at our customers’ business as it operates now as well as future plans. For instance, gas trucks may be in use now but due to a change predicted in the future it might save money changing to electric because of cost of fuel, cleaner environment issues, etc. We look at incentives around damage and encourage our customers to do the same. We monitor this on a regular basis and report to the customer, this way it can be kept under control and costs for the customer will be lower. That doesn’t just affect the cost of damage of product and equipment but ultimately affects potential contract penalties. We look at tyre usage and the quality of the customer’s floor. This will also have an influence on the tyre chosen for the new truck. Tyres are expensive items so maximising their lifetime is important. It’s about attention to all the small details. Being a one-stop-shop means only having to deal with one supplier and one point of contact.

We offer the following tailored solutions:
•Contract Hire
•Lease Purchase
•Sale and re-hire
•Short term rental
•Outright purchase
•Used equipment
•Service and maintenance packages
•Innovative funding solutions

Working from a blank sheet of paper we aim to provide each customer with a solution that ideally matches each objective and budget.