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About us

Since 1993, we have been helping our customers move their business forward.  
We provide forklifts nationwide for hire, sales and service.

Our clients understand that choosing the right forklift provider can deliver the highest results 
for their budget and we work hard to establish, develop and maintain relationships with 
our customers to enable us to offer a personalised service.

Whether it’s finding a short term hire forklift or managing a national hire fleet, 
our friendly and experienced staff can help you every step of the way.  

We have been the appointed North West Dealer for Clark Forklifts since 2005 and 
we are proud to have won European Dealer of the Year on several occasions. 
Our Story
Founded in 1993 and incorporated in 2004, Knightsbridge Mechanical Handling has been providing the national hire companies with their forklift requirements for over 25 years.
Our Accreditations
All of the services we provide for our clients are supported by various industry accreditations including ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001 and Thorough Examination.
Nationwide Cover
With sites strategically placed throughout the UK and Ireland, we are able to service clients from all regions. Our knowledge and expertise in the field means we are at the forefront of the forklift industry but still able to offer that personalised service.
Our clients understand that choosing the right forklift provider can deliver the highest results for their budget and we work hard to establish, develop and maintain relationships with our customers to enable us to offer a personalised service.
Clark Dealer
Eugene Bradley Clark invented the first internal combustion engine forklift in 1917 and Clark Forklifts have been amongst the leading providers of forklifts worldwide. 
We are proud to have been the North West’s appointed Clark dealer since 2005. Our award winning partnership with Clark means we can offer our customers innovative equipment and vital support and backup.
We are proud to support the Wibbersley and Thorne Society, a group who raise money for Clinical Trials for The Christie Hospital, Manchester.


Our experienced team of Hire Controllers can organise the hire of a 
forklift in UK or Ireland for periods ranging from one day to five years. 

Short Term Forklift Hire

Don’t have a requirement for a permanent forklift? We can provide forklifts or warehouse equipment for just the length of time that you need it. We can arrange the delivery and collection with you in advance so that your forklift is ready to start your job when you are.

Long Term Forklift Hire

We can work with you to provide the right forklift or warehouse equipment for your long term projects. We can discuss your requirements in detail and even carry out a free of charge site survey if needed.

Forklift Re Hire

Are you a hire company that offer plant and tool but don’t offer forklifts? We can speak to your customers, as you, to find out exactly what forklift is fit for purpose. This adds another product to your portfolio without you having to provide any additional training for your staff.

Hire With Confidence

We have been providing the national hire companies with their forklift and material handling needs on a rehire basis for over 20 years. The reason why our customers come back to us time and again is because of the personalised service we offer.
We have the experience so you don’t need to worry. We can work with you to find out about your application and requirements to ensure that the equipment we deliver can do your job, and do it safely.
Taking into account load centres, height and width restrictions, even out of hours delivery, we can handle all this for you. All of our machines are subjected to a pre hire inspection and our rental fleet is serviced and fully maintained by our engineers. Our forklifts come with a Thorough Examination and meet all the requirements for our ISO standards. All hires include full maintenance.
Should you require any details please contact our Rentals Team today using the details below:
Tel: 0161 456 0123

Forklift Servicing

Even the world’s best equipment is only as good as the support behind it.
This is where Knightsbridge Mechanical Handling prevails. 
We have worked hard over the decades to provide the very best level of service
to our customers 
and our varied and loyal customer base is testimony to this. 

Our team of professional, experienced Engineers provide an excellent and responsive service and we have Engineers strategically placed throughout the country to extend this service nationwide. All of our engineers are CFTS accredited field service engineers and also licensed to carry out Thorough Examinations.

Customer’s Own Trucks

We carry out service and repairs to your forklift or warehouse equipment, no matter what age, make or model. Our experienced Service staff can work with you to offer you a service schedule for your equipment, dependant on how many hours use it has. We will even remind you when your service or Thorough Examination is due.


We have built up relationships with parts suppliers over many years. Our experience in this field means that we can source the correct parts for your forklift or warehouse equipment quickly and at highly competitive prices. We work hard to ensure that we are always putting the customer’s best interests first.

Service Levels

We have a service response time of 3 hours from the first request (in normal working hours) to an engineer being on site and a 96% first time fix rate of all such cases. Our Service team strives for customer excellence and takes your needs and requirements into account at all times.

Contact Our Team

You can contact our Service team on:

Tel: 0161 456 0123

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As one of the premier UK Dealers for Clark Forklifts, we can offer a wide range of equipment –
from a pallet truck to an 8 ton diesel counterbalance forklift.
We offer a free of charge, no obligation site survey so that we can discuss your requirements 
and get all the information we need to find the truck which is absolutely right for you. 

New Equipment

We have been a Clark partner since 2005 and we can offer a wide range of brand new forklifts and warehouse equipment.

Fleet Management

We can completely take care of your fleet and our packages can be extensive as you require.

Used Equipment

It's common practice for many organisations to purchase used equipment to help reduce costs while still maintaining quality.

Finance Packages

No matter the size of your business, we can find the right package to fit your needs.

New Equipment

Clark Forklifts have been manufacturing forklifts since 1917 and are one of the world’s leading brands. 
Knightsbridge have been a Clark partner since 2005 and have been awarded 
Clark European Dealer of the Year on several occasions. 

Diesel and LPG Forklifts

Stylish design – solid construction and greater security and operating comfort for the driver.

Electric Forklifts

Whether you work indoors or outdoors, CLARK electric forklifts with capacities ranging from 1,600–5,000 kg will not fail you.

Warehouse Equipment

The models of the CLARK warehouse equipment series offer the right solution for every type of operation.

Used Equipment

Used equipment is the ideal solution for those that have a requirement and also a smaller budget. 
Buying used equipment from Knightsbridge means that you don’t have to compromise on the standard of the machines. 
Having an extensive hire fleet means that we have rental trucks with low hours which have been in extremely good applications. 
We have a range of trucks to suit your budget. Buying used trucks from Knightsbridge means you can buy with confidence. 
All our used trucks have been fully serviced and maintained by our engineers and are backed up by a comprehensive warranty.
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Contact Our Team
You can contact our Service team on:

Tel: 0161 456 0123


Finance Packages

Knightsbridge can offer a finance package for new and used equipment which we can tailor to suit your needs. 
Whether you’re a company with one forklift or a large business with fifty forklifts, we can find the right package to fit.
Below are many ways which forklift finance can work for your business: 
Fixed Term Contract Hires
Full Maintenance Included
Hassle Free
Hire Purchase
Tax Benefits
Cash Flow Relief

Fleet Management

The cost of acquiring and running an entire forklift fleet can be substantial, 
especially without the necessary forklift servicing experience. 
At Knightsbridge, we have both the resources and skilled staff to supply high 
quality forklifts and enable you to run your fleet in the most cost effective manner. 
Decades Of Experience

We have decades of experience in Forklift Fleet Management and this enables us to work with you to offer you the very best solution to your needs. With a dedicated Account Manager, you’re only ever a call or an email away from the answer you need.

Customer Support

We work closely with you, carry out site surveys at all your sites to ensure that we supply the correct equipment for your budget and your business. The right equipment will save you money and increase the return on your investment.

Tailor Made To Suit You

We can give you regular updates on equipment, alongside service inspections to keep you fully informed of any maintenance or recommendations. We can completely take care of your fleet and our packages can be extensive as you require.

Forklift Training

Workplace incidents involve a heavy cost to business and create suffering for all parties involved. 
In such cases, businesses incur heavy costs following damage to operators, pedestrians, 
buildings and the trucks themselves. The requirement on the L117 Code of Practice from HSE states 
that Employers must ensure that all existing and new Operators receive adequate training.  

Reported Accidents Involving Forklift Trucks In The Last 2 Years

Reported Fatalities Involving Forklift Trucks In The Last 2 Years

Main Causes Are Operator Error and Inadequate Supervision

Courses We Offer

We offer a range of courses, delivered at your premises so that you are trained in your own working environment using your own equipment. We offer accredited courses (RTITB and ITSSAR) and In House training. Whatever certification you choose, the course is to the same high standard. All participants receive certification to show that they have successfully completed the course and their details are entered on to our database so that we can even remind you when the certification is due to be renewed.
Take a look at the courses we offer for counterbalance forklifts, pedestrian trucks (walk behind and ride on), Electric reach trucks, Side loaders, Order pickers and plant:

Basic Operator Refresher Course (Re Test)
Basic Existing Operator (Experienced Novice)
Basic Novice Operator
Conversion Courses

Get in touch with us

If you have a question about any of our forklift products, services or 
just want to have a chat, please contact us using the details below.

Contact Info
Phone: 0161 456 0123
Fax: 0161 456 8683

Office Address
Unit 8C Newby Road Industrial Estate
Hazel Grove
United Kingdom