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Bri-Stor Achieve OHSAS 18001 Certification

22 February 2018

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Bri-Stor Systems are proud to announce that we have now completed OHSAS 18001 certification following an extensive auditing process which began during 2017.

Bri-Stor to attend FM18, Fleet Management Conference & Exhibition

16 February 2018

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On the 21st March, Bri-Stor will be exhibiting at FM18 and will be presenting to delegates at the speaker event programme. Register to attend the event and come and see us on stand A2 and in the conference room at 11.30 for our presentation.

Bri-Stor Become Ford QVM Accredited Supplier

12 February 2018

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Bri-Stor Systems have become Ford's first recognised QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifer) for commercial vehicle racking conversions. As the only UK specialist racking and storage supplier to be approved by Ford, Bri-Stor Systems will become the go-to specialists for the entire UK network of Ford dealerships.

Professional Tool Fair Exhibition a Success for Bri-Stor

02 February 2018

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Bri-Stor Systems exhibited at Professional Tool Fair Builder on the 31st January to 1st February at Alexandra Palace, London.

A combination of four shows in one, the Tool show attracted over 3000 visitors from various trades and over 100 exhibitors. With a constant flow of visitors to the stand, Bri-Stor were in a prime location in the centre of the hall which made for a perfect position to speak with various trade professionals.

BT Sign off First Conversion of 2018 Contract

16 January 2018

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Having successfully been awarded a major contract to convert Ford Transit vans on behalf of BT Fleet Solutions, Bri-Stor Systems Directors and Senior Management team were delighted to officially hand over the first production vehicle this week.

Hard Work Pays Off

04 December 2017

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Having proven their commitment to hard work and an enthusiasm to the Bri-Stor ethics and values, Nick Haywood and Andy Oldham have both been promoted to Group Leaders.

Investing in Employee Training

29 November 2017

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Bri-Stor have been heavily investing in their employees recently to further develop their skills in the work place. All shop floor fitters have or will be receiving training on basic electrical practices.

Successful Exhibition with Renault Trucks at Freight in the City

07 November 2017

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Bri-Stor will be exhibiting at Freight in the City on 7th November at Alexandra Palace, London. We are doing this in Partnership with Renault Trucks to exhibit the Welfare Renault Master and the Renault Master OptiLogistics van which Bri-Stor have developed with Renault.

Bri-Stor Preparing for Cadent Conversions

01 November 2017

Cadent Iveco

Gas Network, Cadent, have ordered 250 Iveco Daily 3.5t Panel vans for their 2017 and 2018 build and the vehicles will be equipped with our lightweight racking systems.

Bri-Stor supports local Poppy Appeal for 4th year in a row.

30 October 2017

Poppies

Bri-Stor have printed and supplied 1000 stick on poppies to Wyrley Juniors Football Club to help raise money for their 3 local Royal British Legion Clubs.

We have welcomed student Alice Humphrey for work experience this week

26 October 2017

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Bri-Stor has welcomed Alice Humphrey this week from The Cotswolds School for some engineering work experience.

Bri-Stor invited to an evening dinner with Wolverhampton University

25 October 2017

Wolverhampton University F3 Evening mascot

Bri-Stor were this week invited to an evening dinner by the University of Wolverhampton as official sponsors to the Wolverhampton University Race Team.

Bri-Stor to exhibit with Renault Trucks at Freight in the City

24 October 2017

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Bri-Stor will be exhibiting at Freight in the City on 7th November at Alexandra Palace, London. We are doing this in Partnership with Renault Trucks to exhibit the Welfare Renault Master and the Renault Master OptiLogistics van which Bri-Stor have developed with Renault.

We look forward to exhibiting with Renault and seeing what opportunities will come from this.

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Renault Trucks Utilities & Construction Event

11 October 2017

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Bri-Stor are attending Renault Trucks Utilities and Construction event this week to showcase their recent Renault Welfare conversion to the Utilities sector.

Day 1 will be hosted by the FTA (Freight Transport Association) where we will take the opportunity to network with delegates and showcase our products to them during break times which will have been presented to them during the seminars.

On day 2 we will meet attendees from key sectors such as Civil Engineering, Construction, Rail Infrastructure, Utility Sector, Forestry and the Public Sector. Showcasing our product and services will be a great opening for delegates to understand what we offer as a company and to see if there are any opportunities for further business in the future.

Thank you to Renault Trucks for inviting us to exhibit with them and we look forward to the prospects that arise from the event.

Stage 1 of OHSAS 18001 completed

10 October 2017

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Bri-Stor Systems underwent an audit by NQA on the 5th and 6th October as part of the requirements to attain OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. During this audit, the structure of the management system was scrutinised in detail as a means of checking that it conforms to the requirements of the standard. There was no area of concern and it gives us great pleasure to let you know that the businesses was successful in completing stage 1 and have been recommended to move to stage 2 which will take place in December.

Thank you to everyone for their contributions and commitment in the pursuit of improving our Health and Safety management system and successfully completing stage 1 of the OHSAS 18001 certification process.

Another happy customer - We convert an empty van into a fully racked workspace

28 September 2017

Budget-Forktrucks

Bri-Stor have been working closely with Budget Forktrucks Ltd to get their Peugeot Boxers L2H2 converted using our ELITE van racking to make use of their empty space.

We are due to convert four more vans in the near future which will be used by their engineers on a day to basis.

Budget Forktrucks Ltd say “We would highly recommend Bri-Stor Systems, our 1st Van is complete and we look forward to getting the others done. Thanks from all at Budget FT”.

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Successful show for Bri-Stor at Professional Tool Fair

25 September 2017

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Bri-Stor Systems exhibited at Professional Tool Fair Builder on the 21st and 22nd September at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The exhibition spanned over two halls this year making for one of the largest Tool Fair exhibitions to date and Bri-Stor were delighted to be there this year for the first time. The show was bustling with all types of trades and the stand was permanently busy. The exhibits main focus was the FORD Custom which housed the VANTAGE racking system which showed possibilities many people were not aware of. The van also accommodated our roof equipment and demonstrated the newly developed Easi-Load 3 which drew plenty of attention.

The show was also an opportunity for Bri-Stor to announce their online presence for Van Supplies which proved a success by processing online orrders on the stand.

We are left with a very positive impression from the show and hope to exhibit here again in the future.

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TH White and Bri-Stor meet with National Grid for the handover of their 26 Tonne Loader

13 September 2017

TH White, Bri-Stor and National Grid have been working together regarding their fleet of vehicles and have recently joined them for a handover of the conversion of a 26 Tonne DAF Loader. The conversion comes complete with a Palfinger 32 Tonne loader which is capable of picking up a load of an impressive 1 tonne at a reach of 20 meters from the truck itself.

In addition to managing the build for National Grid, Bri-Stor also provide all the vehicle graphics for the Loader. With our in-house large format print and production capability, Bri-Stor are the main contractor for all National Grid fleet of vehicles. The build is based on a chassis which is provided by DAF and the crane and main body is provided by TH White.

The loader has a sophisticated chassis designed and built by TH White at their Devizes production centre.

National Grid have recently ordered several of these vehicles for their operation in the UK and Bri-Stor are looking forward to continuing to grow National Grids fleet into the truck market.

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Centre is Gary Foster, National Grid Fleet Manager. Right is Richard Wilson, National Grid Fleet Officer and left is Richard Issitt, Bri-Stor Sales and Marketing Director,
pictured with the 26 Tonne Loader at the handover at TH White's premises in Devizes.

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Bri-Stor start conversions for Alpha's Customer Trumpf

11 September 2017

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An existing relationship between our Sister Company Alpha Manufacturing and their customer Trumpf, has led to an exciting opportunity for Bri-Stor Systems to convert their service fleet of 15 vehicles.

2 Vauxhall Vivaro’s have just been completed from an empty shell to a fully converted van installing our ELITE storage racking system and as a result, this will transform the vans usage making the life of Trumpf service engineers much easier and more organised.

Alpha have heavily invested in Trumpf machinery over the last 18 months. Only last year they purchased the STOPA automated storage system from Trumpf along with a TruLaser 3030 fibre laser machine to replace an outgoing Laser from another supplier.

Shortly after this Alpha announced a further investment in two new machines and the installation of these were completed in June this year. A new TruPunch 5000 S12 machine was installed alongside a cutting edge TruBend Cell 7000 robotic folding machine.

Bri-Stor are looking forward to working alongside Trumpf over the next coming months and seeing the conversion of the next 13 vans get completed and put in to use on the road.

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Bri-Stor Employees Presented with certificate for successfully passing Business Improvement Techniques Course Level 2

07 September 2017

Business Improvement Certification

Bri-Stor employees have recently completed an in-house training course which was conducted by Lean Manufacturing Manager, Matt Trussler.

The course covered categories such as Health and Safety, Line Balancing, Waste Identification, Effective Team working roles and more.

Upon completion all participants have been awarded with The Bri-Stor Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 Qualification. Well done to all of you that completed this course.

Bri-Stor invest in a market leading reverse engineering solution

01 September 2017

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Bri-Stor have recently invested in a portable 3D scanning solution which will benefit the Engineering team by allowing them to collect precision data from any vehicle on or off site.

Historically by not having access to the vehicle manufactures raw CAD data, the process of designing bespoke storage solutions was becoming very time consuming and consequently resulted in lost time and resource in both the office and prototype environment.

By investing in the ROMER absolute arm hardware and Geomagic Design X the industry’s leader in reverse engineering software, this will allow our engineers to closely interact with the captured and fully useable 3D data and allow them to produce “right first time” engineering solutions to suit the customer’s needs.

This week we have followed in the footsteps of Louis Spalding, New Product Design Engineer, as he speaks about the new equipment and software “The ROMER arm is such a brilliant piece of technology; it has increased our working productivity massively. I think that this sort of investment will only open even more opportunities for the business. Being a young engineer learning new skills is very important to me, the ROMER arm has allowed me to develop a new skill set.“

Watch a short video on Louis using this equipment https://youtu.be/bAW9rO4Lblo

Business Improvement Techniques - Level 2

01 September 2017

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Bri-Stor employees have recently undertaken an in-house training course which was conducted by Lean Manufacturing Manager, Matt Trussler.

The course participants; Michael Wilkes, Jessica Thompson, Ryan Williams, Tom Buckley, Andy Gear, Andy Coxon and Jamie Allport all completed series training on:

  • Right First Time
  • Kaizen
  • Health and Safety
  • Line Balancing
  • Waste Identification
  • 5’s
  • Visual Management
  • Effective Team working roles
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Standard Operating Procedures

Upon completion all participants will be awarded with The Bri-Stor Business Improvement Techniques Level 2 Qualification.

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Bri-Stor opens their facility to the community for Paediatric First Aid Training

15 August 2017



First Aid at Bri-Stor

Kayleigh Whitehouse and Laura Froggart from the local community of Hixon, near Stafford, have undertaken a level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course which has been facilitated by Bri-Stor Systems.
 
Both ladies wished to develop their understanding of paediatric first aid both on a personal level in their role as mums and on a career level in the childcare sector where a first aid qualification is paramount. The course has developed their confidence in their ability to assess an emergency situation and to identify the most appropriate course of action.

Both ladies expressed their gratitude at the opportunity to undertake the qualification and provided excellent feedback in relation to the course.

Kayleigh said "I really enjoyed doing the first aid course, Will was really friendly and approachable.”
Laura said “This was a really good first aid course, Will made me feel at ease with the paper work and using the mannequins.”

To be able to deliver First Aid At Work Courses within the business, William Davies-Hill has completed an instructor course which now enables him to deliver the following courses:

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  • First Aid At work
  • Oxygen Therapy Administration
  • Immediate Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Automated External Defibrillation

The course also saw him complete his Level 3 Award in Education and Training Certificate and an Assessor for Quality Assurance CPD Training.

Team Building at Bri-Stor Continues for 2nd Day

10 August 2017

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Following on from the successful and eventful team building day on 8th August, another 15 Bri-Stor employees spent the next day doing the same training, organised and presented by Elan Valley.

Combating different tasks, the main objective was to work together as a team and learn how to bring these team building skills back in to the work environment.

Everyone who took part in this course have thoroughly enjoyed it, including lots of friendly banter and needless to say it brought out the competitiveness of some people.

Bri-Stor Successfully Complete Transition to ISO14001:2015

09 August 2017

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During August, Bri-Stor Systems completed the transition from ISO14001:2004 to ISO 14001:2015 along with sister companies Alpha Manufacturing and Atlas Coating.

The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System revision was released in September 2015, replacing the former ISO 14001:2004 revision. As an organisation this enhances our environmental performance.

All Businesses that are registered to the 2004 revision had until September 2018 to complete the transition to the revised standard, as the Bri-Stor Group endeavours to protect the Environment and Ecosystems through a proactive approach, we set out our objective to attain certification to the 2015 revision by September 2017.

Why was ISO 14001 revised?

All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required in order to keep it current and relevant for the marketplace. ISO 14001:2015 is designed to respond to latest trends and ensure it is compatible with other management system standards.

What are the main changes to the standard?

The key changes relate to:
• Increased prominence of environmental management within the organization's strategic planning processes
• Greater focus on leadership
• Addition of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation
• Improving environmental performance added
• Lifecycle thinking when considering environmental aspects
• Addition of a communications strategy

Over the last 12 months, The Bri-Stor Group management teams have collectively engaged in revising their current working practices and procedures to meet the requirements of the new standard, whilst still remaining compliant to their other existing obligations.

With thanks to all employees and the management team for their dedication and commitment to protecting the environment, which ensured we successfully gained this certification.

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