Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Nexen moves production to the UK

Forklift truck maker Nexen is moving production of its X range to its home base in the UK. The follows the decision to move the company’s R & D programme from its manufacturing facility in Taiwan to the UK.

Tim Mason, UK managing director, said: “We have an extensive programme of new models in the pipeline that are to be added to our existing range. And we can now oversee and control the time taken to get these trucks from the development stage into full production. This will also meet the concerns of several major component suppliers being reluctant to release specialised development items to Taiwan given the proximity of China.

“We have therefore taken the very big decision to move all of our Research and Development activities to our European headquarters in the UK.  We believe that this will allow us to expand our range at a dramatically faster rate than previously and at the same time, meet the constantly increasing demand being placed on our production schedule following our very positive launch into the North American market. These new models and others from the X range will also be produced at our new production facility in the UK”.

The company has also been building a network of worldwide distributors under the guidance of director Pam Oakes.