On the 19th January Jonathan Holmes, Managing Director, and James Graham, Sales Manager for Creative Composites, attended the celebration of Yale’s 400,000th forklift truck rolling off the production line at the Yale Europe Materials Handling factory in Craigavon. During the celebration a presentation of a Yale Veracitor VX truck signed by all of the Craigavon staff, was made to Oxfam GB for use in their Bicester depot.
Following the handover guests attended an evening reception at the Titanic Experience in Belfast. Yale Europe Materials Handling is a valued and long standing customer of Creative Composites.
Creative Composites produce painted and assembled engine covers for the range of Yale Forklift Trucks manufactured in Craigavon. These engine covers are manufactured from SMC in a compression moulding process prior the application of a paint finish and the final assembly, of over fifty components including attaching seat frames and acoustic seals. This is a high volume application where the compression moulding process produces the engine covers with a very low cycle time. During the moulding process Creative Composites use threaded inserts to provide secure fixing points and reduce assembly operations.
Creative Composites operates from its facility in Lisburn, which has been specifically built for the manufacture of composite components. It has recently completed an extension providing an additional 30,000 square feet of production space. This investment is on top of a recently purchased 1500 Tonne moulding press and 5 axis CNC means that Creative Composites are at the leading edge of what can be manufactured in composite materials.
Creative Composites is the UK’s most advanced composite manufacturer. Its success is built on the company philosophy of Better Design, Better Manufacture and Better Service. Alongside Yale, Creative Composites supplies composite components to varied customer sectors including, automotive, aerospace, rail, construction machinery, bus, medical technology and industrial lighting.
Everyone at Creative Composites wishes to congratulate Yale on the achievement of producing 400,000 forklift trucks in Craigavon and on the generous donation to Oxfam UK.