30 years Probst uk


25. July 2014

It is hard to believe, but 2014 is the 30th year of Probst Handling Equipment operating within the UK, through the foresight of Charles Bolland all those years ago, who saw the potential of Probst products and how they could not only save time, but help to reduce or eliminate manual handling of building materials.

What started off as a 1 man business, operating from a small garage, orders started to flood in as the reputation of Probst grew, business’ both large and small could see for themselves the advantages of using our products, and it wasn’t long before the need for larger premises was needed, and this has been a familiar pattern over the years, as business has grown, so has the need for larger warehousing and office space to facilitate the growing need for our products.

Charles, who has since retired, has put in place the long standing foundation for where Probst finds itself today- the market leader for materials handling equipment, and we can count ourselves as a trusted supplier to the UK hire market, and a name people associate with quality and innovation.

So here we are in 2014, like everyone else in the world we have seen the bad times through the down turn in the world economy, but there is the light shining bright at the end of the tunnel, and investment is taking place for new roads, houses, business, demand for products is at a record high, our familiar products such as SG80 block grab, VPH vacuum slab lifter, SM stone magnet continue to set the standard. Our design team are constantly looking at new ideas of how to increase our product line, and bring out products which will help save time and money and bring safety to sites.

Never a company to be complacent, we want to continue to become even better, so we will at the end of 2014 be moving to new premises in Telford, so as to allow us to be ever closer to customers, and the motorway network, thus allowing our equipment to be delivered more easily through the courier service.

From everyone at Probst UK, we thank you, our loyal customers for the first 30 years, without you we wouldn’t be here celebrating such an achievement, and we look forward to the next 30 years.