A company supplying loading bay equipment has reported an “exceptional” end to 2014 – with impressive order levels and profitability for the final quarter of the year.

Lepton-based Easilift Loading Systems said investment in design, servicing and sales and marketing had been key drivers for its performance – notably in securing important contracts with major UK and European retailers but also across a range of logistics providers.

Managing director Rob Fay said: “There is renewed confidence across UK industries, with greater investment and increased orders – and when that happens companies need a reliable loading and unloading infrastructure.

“The steps we have taken over the past 12 months have put us in a superb place to support our customers’ growth.”

Said Mr Fay: “The Easilift Loading Systems ethos is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to loading bay requirements, making good design the bedrock of an efficient loading bay.

Easilift Loading Systems managing director Rob Fay
Easilift Loading Systems managing director Rob Fay
 

“Bespoke configurations are essential to get the optimum performance out of a warehouse or distribution centre, which is why our in-house design department is so integral to our success. We are delighted to have doubled the size of our design department in 2014, to support the new opportunities being generated.”

Easilift has also commissioned a new fleet of vans and recruited additional service engineers to boost customer support.

In September, 2014, the company also appointed Ray Phelan as its new commercial director with a remit to lead the sales and marketing functions.

Mr Phelan had an immediate impact – with order intake, sales and profitability all substantially up during the final quarter of 2014 and a strong sales pipeline created moving into 2015.