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About Us


We are the leading supplier of fork lift trucks in North East England, with over 500 trucks available for short or long-term hire. Our greatest resources are our staff. We currently have 20 employees (including 8 highly skilled service technicians).

We have a 10,000 sq ft purpose-built factory and a fleet of service vehicles based at our Newcastle premises, which is within one mile of the motorway network. Our experienced team ensures that all work, including the supply of vehicles, servicing and training, is carried out to the highest standards, on time and to the total satisfaction of our customers.


A1 Industrial Trucks Ltd was set up in 1983.

From small beginnings as a service and repair business the company has grown to become a major supplier of materials handling equipment and the biggest independent Mitsubishi dealer in the UK. 

In April 2008 A1 Industrial Trucks Ltd became part of the Northern Bear group.

Our Mission

We are, and will continue to be, the premier fork lift truck company in North East England providing every aspect of materials handling equipment.

We achieve this by providing:

  • Total commitment
  • Total safety and reliability
  • Total coverage
  • Total range
  • Total capability
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