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Avoid long lead times




Want to ward off delays and deadlines brought about by sudden breakdowns or seasonal demands? Locators can help with that. We supply hire equipment that helps you run smoothly when you need it.

Lead times have SKYROCKETED from 12 to 40+ weeks. Yet, when an old machine breaks, ANY downtime can feel like an eternity. Become operational again quickly with Locators.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today if you would like a partner with the resources and capability to help your business grow. We pride ourselves on being easy to deal with.

Locators are the South’s leading fully integrated material handling and storage system company. We are staffed by 75 dedicated team members, including more than 20 mobile field engineers.

Locators keeps a healthy stock of new and re-furbished forklifts on-site

Competitive Commercial Terms

We operate young hire equipment in great cosmetic condition, but our hire rates remain competitive. We also offer fixed-cost transport. You benefit from safe, reliable hire equipment while keeping within your budget.

Responsive Mobile Engineering Support

We maintain over 2,500 machines with our teams of factory-trained mobile engineers. Overnight parts delivery and an investment in training and parts stock mean we deliver when it comes to supporting our customers.

High Standards of Equipment

By hiring a forklift, you gain access to newer models and cut out most of the work, saving time, money and energy. All so you can channel it into activities more aligned with serving your customers and growing your business.

Prompt Delivery Timescales

Speed is often touted as the most crucial factor in business. To meet tight deadlines, hire equipment is securely transported via our state-of-the-art tractor unit. Its covered trailer ensures your hire arrives on time and ready to use.

See why our clients rely on locators

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa

Diesel & LPG Gas Forklift Hire

When it comes to determining whether to buy or hire, there are undoubtedly pros and cons – for both options. For example, a start-up could benefit by opting for diesel or LPG gas forklift hire over a hefty upfront purchase or seeking finance approval. These savings on cash and flexibility at such a pivotal stage could prove critical for any young business. It could even see you reassess your business model and allow investment into other worthwhile areas. Locators stocks a wide range of engine powered counterbalance equipment ready for hire.

Electric Forklift Hire

Want to ward off delays and deadlines brought about by sudden breakdowns or seasonal demands? Locators can help with that. We offer electric forklift hire that can help your business keep running smoothly in the face of adversity. Our extensive range of electric counterbalance, powered pallet trucks, reach and Aisle-master equipment is ready to go. They will arrive fully charged and we even check which plug you need on the charger so you can plug it straight into your electric supply.