Research leads to new Sack Truck solutions for the electrical distribution industry!

New BILTruk range brings handling benefits to all sectors

For a long while now, BIL have supplied variations of our sack trucks into large,  well known PLC organisations  through to single van companies,  within a wide range of  industries including:

  • foodservice
  • parcel delivery
  • water cooler delivery
  • keg handling
  • electrical distribution

Working with each of these industry sectors, we researched into  all of the recurring problems they were having with their existing sack trucks and trolleys.

This in-depth investigation allowed us to identify a need for a high quality, tubular welded aluminium and steel sack truck and so, we developed a new sack truck range, BILTruk.

(The requirements we identified via this work are detailed within our BILTruk guide).

Because of its many clear advantages and benefits we anticipated high demand for the new BILTruk and manufactured in large volumes to ensure that we could meet the predicted order levels. 

Since launching – and as anticipated – BILTruk has become a fast selling brand of BIL Group and has been exceptionally well received across all industry sectors,  gaining extremely positive comments relating to its quality of manufacture along with the exceptional value for money which it delivers.  

As an example; we recently took on a new customer within the electrical / white goods home delivery sector. They are a franchisee of a large buying group who have been in the industry for over 40 years. In short, their feedback was; ‘BILTruk was the best sack truck they have ever bought!’ Below are the full comments from the customer in question;

Hi BIL Truck Sales,

After 40 years of being in the Electrical Retail business I purchased two of your BILTruk Sack Trucks. I didn’t realise this was a British made Sack Truck and you were based in Chippenham (obviously my research ability was poor).

After all these years of buying sack trucks, for us this sack truck is the best for our business use!I am part of a larger buying group and I feel very sure that our organisation would benefit from knowing more about your products and I’m sure you would achieve good sales.

This type of feedback is typical for the BILTruk range and is testament to BIL’s product development team who continually strive to innovate to create the most effective and efficient product handling and moving solutions for all industries.

Steel Sack Truck

Continuous Innovation from BIL product development

We were intrigued to learn that this customer currently uses pipe lagging to reduce the chances of any damage to the product s they are moving. This is something that we were already investigating and looking to introduce into both the AluTruk and BILTruk range.  (We will keep you posted!)

Despite the difficult economic conditions caused by the pandemic BIL continue to find ways to innovate improve and take the Materials Handling industry forward. We are always open to seeing what new solutions we can bring to each and all of our customers across our Castors and Wheels, Material Handling and bespoke engineering divisions.

If you would like to know more about why the new BILTruk range is proving so popular and how it could benefit your business please view our product range, email us at or just call us; 01249  470 435.  We would be delighted to hear from you.

BIL Material Handling – A New Range

Recently BIL Material Handling have introduced a brand-new range of Material Handling Equipment!

We are now supplying a full range of workshop floor cranes designed for excellent maneuverability when under load. Each crane is fully tested and comes complete with test documents for the user’s peace of mind.

BIL can supply standard workshop cranes, folding cranes for ease of storage and Counterbalance versions which are ever popular throughout the industry due to their durability and ease of use.

As well as a range of lifting cranes BIL Material Handling are now supplying a host of drum and cylinder handling equipment including fork lift drum attachments and drum movers. These products have been carefully designed and chosen as additions to our expanding range of standard products due to their robust design.

We are also able to provide solutions to lifting lower weighted items with our range of stacker trollies. The stacker trollies provide the ultimate material handling solution, are lightweight and highly maneuverable capable of carrying loads up to 300kg

Here at BIL Material Handling our ethos is to always look at the marketplace and provide the best possible solution to your Material Handling requirements whether this be over the phone or through an onsite consultation.

This year we will be exhibiting at the IMHX show at the NEC Birmingham. The largest intralogistics show of its kind. Our team will be on hand to discuss any issues you face with lifting and transporting product to see if we can find the solution to make day to day working life more efficient.

A new toy for the team at Salvage Hunters!

Being a fan of the show BIL Products Director Tim Walker noticed that Drew Pritchard from Salvage Hunters could do with an upgrade on his sack truck!

Our Business Development Manager Nathan Jones got in touch with the Salvage Hunters team and arranged for a brand new AluTruk to be delivered to their warehouse.

It looks like they are making good use of it already!


The John Bentley School Expedition to Norway

The BIL Group were recently approached by Simon Parry from our local school The John Bentley School in Calne; seeking support for students at the school to take part in a once in a lift time trek through one of the remote areas of Norway.

The students will be departing on the expedition in August 2018 and at the moment are trying to fundraise the money themselves so they do not need to rely on their parents. On top of this they will have to raise additional money for getting to the airport by coach and buying their own expedition equipment.

While on expedition the students will be carrying all of their own equipment and food. They will be wild camping next to remote lakes on the top of some of the highest peaks in the area and running the expedition themselves. The students will be leading the expedition themselves with the support of the staff attending. They are responsible for completing all elements of the expedition from sorting out where to catch the boats, planes and ferries from to navigating through the wilderness. This expedition offer an incredible opportunity for the students as it allows them to develop so many skills and gives many the confidence boost that they really need. BIL are glad to support them with this adventure and have donated £500 towards the expedition.
They are still looking for further funding! If you are able to help please contact Simon Parry

Investec IMXH 2016

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Wendy Faces the Challenge of her Life!


BIL are always keen to lend a hand to people who are mad or brave enough to carry out feats the rest of us might like to do but don’t!

One such person stepping up to the challenge is Wendy Kane Cotterill, who is Sister-in-Law to our Managing Director here at BIL, Mark Farrell.

Mark has been generous enough to donate a substantial sum to help Wendy with her charity fundraising cycle ride. The team at BIL think we can also raise a greater awareness of Wendy’s effort and raise a few extra pounds for her cause – so read on and find out more!
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