The Ibstock facility operates seven days a week, manufacturing in excess of 30 million bricks per annum for both domestic and industrial projects. Locally quarried clay is crushed, mixed with water, then extruded and cut into bricks. The resulting shapes are then dried and fired in a kiln to a temperature of approximately 1050°C, cooled and bound in packs of 500 in a fully automated process. Forklifts are crucial to support the production line and transport operation.
SmartPly Europe was founded in 1996 in Waterford, Ireland, as a joint venture between Louisiana Pacific and Coillte, the Irish forestry board; it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Coillte. The company manufactures SmartPly OSB (Oriented Strand Board) in a range of grades and sizes at the company's 350,000 cubic metre capacity plant in Waterford.
Campbells has a large client base with consistently high demand for its goods resulting in high product turnover. The operation of the bakery depends on the constant availability of reliable forklift trucks.
Heineken is one of the world's most famous names, particularly among beer drinkers, and Heineken lager or Murphy's stout are familiar names called for across bars, and in restaurants, hotels and supermarkets across the world.
Natursteinwerk Rinsche is a modern stonemasonry company. It has 30 employees and delivers products globally.
Anröchte stone (a sought after type of limestone) is extracted from the quarry and then cut with large industrial diamond blades, to be made into a number of different products, including window benches, facades and flooring.
Balmoral's manufacturing facility has 2 main production areas.
The Advanced Composite area manufactures wellhead protection covers, fire protection systems, wind turbine nacelle covers, housings, cabinets and high volume mouldings.
Bartholomews Specialist Distribution was formed in 1985 and has three main facilities in the South of England, at Chichester, Eastleigh and Southampton.
The company provides a range of services from straight forward storage by the pallet, through to sophisticated pick and packaging operations. In total there is 150,000 sq ft of warehousing, with spaces for 15,000 pallets.
Coach House is the biggest European importer of traditional and contemporary furniture, garden and conservatory items and design-led accessories and giftware. With 1600 different product lines that are constantly changing, the company supplies local shops through to the largest department stores on a cash and carry basis. Coach House has 24 separate showrooms covering 25,000sq.ft (2322m2) where customers can come and purchase anything they see.
Anterist und Schneider was founded in 1917 by its two namesakes in Saarbrücken and in 2002 the company was integrated into worldwide transport and logistics organisation, Schenker.
The company handles over 200 truck shipments daily, and is a major part of Ford's manufacturing operations in Europe.