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Renault van range gains new Euro 6 engines and enhanced spec

01 September 2016

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Renault has announced a raft of updates for its van range, including Euro 6 emission compliant engines on Kangoo, Trafic and Master models and enhanced specifications.

The vans are available to order now with the first deliveries expected soon.

To read the full article www.autoexpress.com

Bri-Stor maintain TS16949 Certification

23 August 2016

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TS16949 is a global automotive quality standard which is usually a required certification to hold as a tier 1 supplier into the OEMs. It not only assesses the quality system, but every aspect of the organisation across all departments.

Bri-Stor have independently chosen to attain this certification, even though it is not a requirement for our sector of the industry. Bri-Stor have recently successfully been re-certified to this automotive standard, signalling the continued level of high quality attained throughout the organisation. This is an indication of Bri-Stor’s continued commitment to providing our customers with a sector leading level of quality and service.

To find out more about TS16949 www.nqa.com

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Bri-Stor to exhibit at Commercial Fleet Van & Truck Show

19 August 2016

We will be exhibiting at Commercial Fleet Van and Truck Show 2016 on 20-21st of September at Milbrook Proving Ground.

Commercial Fleet Van & Truck is an all encompassing event which focuses on four key features:
• A business exhibition
• Best practice sessions and key note addresses
• Professional ride and drive evaluation experience
• Live demonstration areas

Come and visit us in Hall 2 on stand D6 to discuss any requirements.

For further infomration about the exhibition visit http://vanandtruck.commercialfleet.org/

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Bri-Stor Exhibiting at Mercedes Van Experience LIVE 2016

16 June 2016

Bri-Stor Systems, van racking and bespoke vehicle conversion experts, will be exhibiting at Milbrook Proving Ground between 20th June and 1st July for Van Experience LIVE. Open to all van operators, VanExperience Live promises to be bigger than ever before, with more than 2,500 van operators expected to arrive.

If you're going to the show we look forward to seeing you there and discussing any requirements that you might have. We will be taking wih us a Mercedes Sprinter and Mercedes Vito to show off our panel van conversions for the utilities and breakdown recovery services.

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The Wheels Keep on Turning

09 June 2016

Last night was a great success at The Stone Festival Soap Box Derby. Up to 30 teams took part in racing down the High Street in a time trial challenge. Only their equally home-made brakes stood between them and 100’s of spectators.

Bri-Stor Systems were certainly 'charged up' after the final push was given 20 metres from the start. Halfway down the track we were challenged with a jump and a chicane and we succeeded through this with ease as we headed for the end of the track and over the finish line.

Presenter Joseph Abbots who rode in the soapbox said “The soapbox drove really well down the High Street. There was added pressure before the race with the big crowd, however, I’m just glad I made it down in one piece!”

Overall, this was a well organised event which was fun and further brought the Apprentices at Bri-Stor together as a team. As a Company raising money for our chosen Charity, Help for Heroes, we smashed our target of £300.00 and raised in total £517.00. We would personally like to thanks the following Companies for their Sponsorship:
- Auto Glym
- Ortek Printers
- The JCB Academy
- Proactive Personnel

Keep donations coming in https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bri-Stor-Group2

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Bri Stor Soap Box Teams go Head to Head for Help for Heroes

31 May 2016

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As part of the Bri-Stor Groups’ 2016 fundraising efforts for Help for Heroes, two teams will be competing in the Stone Festival Soap Box Derby on 8th June 2016.

Representing Alpha manufacturing will be the “Alpha Males” comprising of Matt Wright, Kyle Brian, Will Murphy and Lewis Grant. While the “Bri-Stor Bullets” team consisting of Josh, Dexter, Harry, Joe, Ben & Jack will be racing for Bri-Stor Systems.  

The Soap Box Derby, which is part of the 2016 Stone Festival, takes place on Wednesday 8th June from 7pm and it looks like it’s going to be a fantastic night in the town centre.

Forty soap boxes will be hurtling down the High Street, going down a ramp to start, over a jump and through a chicane in a thrill-a-minute timed challenge.

There are four categories:

· Male
· Female
· Junior (for under-18s)
· 150+ (a mixed team whose combined ages must be over 150!)

As well as raising awareness and hopefully plenty of donations for Help for Heroes, the Soapbox derby is a great opportunity for the two young Bri-Stor Group teams to showcase their engineering skills. Both teams have designed and built their respective cars and bragging rights within the group will be on the line!

We’d love to see you at the start line, Stone High-street 8th June, 7pm.

Or you can show your support by donating through the Bri-Stor Group just giving page, all donations gratefully received.

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We are looking for new Apprentices to join the team

11 April 2016

We have recently launched our biggest annual search for 26 school and college leavers to join our apprenticeship scheme.

If you have a passion for learning and you are determined to succeed, we want you to come and be our next business leaders of the future. Available roles on offer include: Auto Electrics, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Manufacturing. Places are now open so if you are looking to earn whilst you learn then an apprenticeship scheme is a great foundation for starting your career.

Successful applicants will be studying towards an Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations with the potential to progress to a Level 4 (Foundation Degree) Qualification.

Apprentices will get hands-on, practical experience that will contribute to our business success. Working alongside industry trained experts we guarantee individual support which will benefit your personal and professional development. Enthusiasm for our industry could lead to a career here which currently has many members of staff that have started as an Apprentice and worked their way up.


Supporting The University of Wolverhampton

24 March 2016

We have recently worked together with The University of Wolverhampton to support them in rebranding this fabulous F3 motor! Our in-house graphics department provided the material and graphics to allow them to visually change part of the vehicle giving it a brand new visual makeover.

We also look forward to working with them together in the future.

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Apprentice Outward Bound Course

18 December 2015

As part of Bri-Stor’s Apprentice programme, Successfactory™ have been asked to provide options for some fun and inspiring activities that focus on raising awareness of the need to work as one team more effectively, using Continuous Improvement as a focus and building the skill set to work in current business climates.The proposal outlines a suggested 3 day programme.

Objectives from the course
To design and deliver a team challenge that:
1. Develops a strong team for their future apprentice training
2. Raises awareness of each other’s strengths and builds on them
3. Enhances trust, communication, agility, flexibility and collaboration

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“ Bri-stor Systems and Alpha Manufacturing's continued commitment to the apprenticeship program with their 9 new apprentices was reinforced with a three day programme, The apprentices learnt essential communicative, physical and leadership skills. We are committed to give our apprentices the essential building blocks for a great start in their career at both Bri-stor and Alpha Manufacturing, these skills will help them to improve and enhance all possible situations they’ll be confronted with in the future, as Apprentice Manager, my aim was  to take our apprentices out of their normal environment, exposing them to personal challenges and adventure, teaching them to push the boundaries of what they believe is possible with the aim of transferring  their new skills back at the workplace.” Quoted Jason Till, Maintenance and Apprentice Manager

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Refurbished MCU Saves The Day

20 October 2015

Bri-Stor Systems recently refurbished a Mobile Command Unit (MCU) for National Grid. 

We are pleased that our time, efficiency and attention to detail has meant the MTC has already saved the day in an area where major 3rd party damage had taken place.

Ian Johnson, National Grid, has been in touch to personally notify us of this MTC refurbishment quoting, “This will give you some idea of the value of the MCU when it is involved in any incidents and what the team that use it have to deal with and believe me, the MCU played a major part in this incident”.

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Please click here to download the full Incident Update by East ER&R

A 1st for Bri-Stor

25 September 2015

A new and exciting initiative aimed at welcoming and opening our business to tomorrow’s workforce saw Bri-Stor say hello at an open evening for our new apprentices and their parents. Apprenticeships are the story of the moment with the Government and local partnerships actively encouraging firms and local schools and colleges to recognise the tremendous advantages of well-structured training schemes.

At the ‘meet and greet’ event, our visitors had the chance to see at close quarters the variety and versatility of job opportunities at Bri-Stor’s three core businesses of sheet metal fabrication, powder coating and the supply of purpose built vehicles kitted out to customers’ exact requirements.

The Bri-Stor Group have been taking on apprentices since 2010, this year’s intake of 10 apprentices have been taken on with new training providers and courses that are specific to the groups business.

Bri-Stor Group Managing Director, Andrew Humphrey said “We are delighted we have been able to provide apprenticeships for another 10 young people this year, we are very keen to see them develop over the coming years, and we look forward to continuing our apprenticeship scheme with a further intake of apprentices in 2016.”

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New Apprentices Join the Team 2015

17 September 2015

Bri-Stor Systems have recruited 6 new apprentices from the local Staffordshire area. The school leavers joined Bri-Stor Systems apprentice scheme a couple of weeks ago after responding to local advertisements and social media campaigns and have been undergoing inductions ready to start their NVQ Level 3 in Auto Electrical & Mobile Electrical Installation.

The scheme will involve time working in a range of areas of the businesses both office based as well as time in the factory and assembly areas. This working time will be combined with day release for study at college. Each of the 6 apprentices will be allocated a mentor within the Bri-Stor businesses to offer them support in their new apprenticeships.

Rob Bunyan, Bri-Stor Manager & Apprentice Mentor commented of the scheme, “At Bri-Stor Systems, we have a history of developing our workforce through the apprenticeship scheme to maintain our pipeline of engineering talent.

An Apprenticeship is undeniably a great way for people to enter the workforce, offering them the chance to develop vital skills which will help them throughout their career, as well as providing them with a paying job at a time when opportunities can be scarce. One of the biggest opportunities Apprenticeships offer is the chance to build a dedicated, loyal workforce.

Offering Apprenticeships is a good way of guaranteeing that our company builds a workforce equipped with the skills needed for the future, allowing our business to grow and develop.

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Pictured Above, from left to right: Rob Bunyan, Dexter Crust, Harry Winson, Josh Crisp,Joseph Abbots, Jack Derbyshire and Ben Wadsworth.

Bri-Stor Systems and T.O.M. Vehicle Rental Announce Strategic Partnership

11 August 2015

Following on from the success from the Apse Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds Services Seminar 2015, Bri-Stor Systems and T.O.M. Vehicle Rental are pleased to announce their strategic Partnership arrangement in Scotland and England, capitalising on each other's existing expertise and growing portfolios. The partnership is designed to offer all customers the unique opportunity of a true "One Stop Shop" business for all fleet requirements. T.O.M. with over 10,000 vehicles spread across the UK and an established foothold in Scotland will support Bri-Stor's fleet activity in the northern regions. Bri-Stor Systems has over 33 year's experience in the specialist conversion of Light Commerical Vehicles across both public and Private Sectors. 

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Bri-Stor Systems Awarded Thames Water Contract

27 July 2015


Bri-Stor Systems Ltd has been successful in winning a three-year contract, with the option of a two-year extension, with utility giant Thames Water to fit-out a number of their fleet vehicles.
The company is experienced in working for a number of high profile utility companies including British Telecom, National Grid, Western Power, Wales and West Utilities, Network Rail and Homeserve.

Michelle Nasr, Group Fleet & Manager, Thames Water, said “Bri-Stor Systems were chosen by Thames Water following a rigorous evaluation covering capability, experience and commercials.”

Bri-Stor Systems is currently carrying out fitments to approximately 220 vehicles for Thames Water – consisting of water quality inspectors’ vehicles, national supply technicians’ vehicles and traffic management vehicles. Thames Water’s requirements for 2015/16 will increase to nearly double this figure.

In order to cope with the demand and be easily accessible in the Thames region Bri-Stor has also taken on new premises at Southall. This is something that the company has been thinking about for some time, and now that the Thames Water contract has been awarded, this has been an ideal opportunity to get this up and running.

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Bri-Stor Systems Ltd are very proud to be involved with the KMF Young Engineer of the Year 2015

09 February 2015

Following the success of 2014, where the students were to design and build an electric-powered race car from a kit, KMF have now launched the young engineers of 2015 the task to design a build a ‘gadget’ using a 3D printer.

This year Bri-Stor are sponsoring Alleyne’s Academy in Stone, Staffordshire.

This is the second year that Bri-Stor have been in involved with the competition. Last year's project was extremely hands on and mechanically focused, which relied on a lot of input from the sponsors, this year it is more design of the product, sales and marketing research focused. Sponsoring local schools annually has allowed Bri-Stor to enhance and encourage engineering knowledge within the schools and promote to the future engineers the opportunity of an apprenticeship scheme.

Since the purchase of the 3D printer, we have found that it is also helping with the students GCSE design coursework.

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KMF Young Engineer of the Year 2014

01 February 2014

The KMF Young Engineer of the Year competition is a wonderful opportunity for young, aspirant engineers to gain some valuable knowledge and open doors to potential career opportunities. To achieve this competition, KMF had teamed up with the Greenpower project, an organisation that aims to change current views about engineering, presenting it as a fascinating, relevant and a dynamic career choice for any young person.

The competition pairs organisations, such as Bri-Stor Systems, with high schools located within the Stoke-On-Trent area. The aim of this year's competition (2014) was to design and construct a kit car with the essential components provided by the Greenpower project. Once the base components are established, the candidates are then tasked with designing their own unique kit car to bring to the race track.

Bri-Stor Systems had paired up with a selected group of young candidates from Madely High School. After a few weeks of introductory meetings and design plans, it was straight off to the workshop to put their plans into practice. Soon after, it was time for the races to begin with a guest appearance from Jason Bradbury, offering his support and enthusiasm for the next generation of engineers!

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The race day consisted of 2x90 minute races in which the aspiring young candidates had their finished car taken to the track. After some minor hardships in the first race, Madeley High School managed to grasp 3rd place in the second race. A gratifying victory for all the hard work and commitment the candidates had shown throughout.

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After completion of the races, the KMF board of judges were tasked with the awarding of young engineer of the year. The following quotation from Bri-Stor Systems representative, Mikolaj Jaszczolt, helps to summarise the event:

"It was really rewarding to be able to share Bri-Stor Systems experience and expertise with the next generation of engineers"

New Apprentices Survive Week One!

16 September 2013

The Bri-Stor Group have recruited 8 new apprentices from the local Staffordshire area in connection with Midlands based training provider Performance Through People.

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The school leavers joined Bri-Stor’s apprentice scheme last week and have been undergoing inductions into the various sections of the companies businesses, working standards, health and safety. Bri-Stor have conducted yearly intakes of apprentices from the local area since 2010. The scheme will involve time working in a range of areas of the businesses both office based as well as time in the factory and assembly areas. This working time will be combined with day release for study at college. Each of the 8 apprentices have been allocated a mentor within the Bri-Stor businesses to offer them support in their new apprenticeships.

The talented 8, who responded to advertisements, poster and social media campaigns promoting the vacancies in Hixon and the surrounding towns, were short-listed after submitting applications, completing tests and attending interviews.

Jason Till, Bri-Stor Manager & Apprentice Mentor commented of the scheme, “Building an Apprenticeship programme that delivers to its maximum potential is highly relevant to increasing the chances of meeting our groups future challenges successfully. Whether the apprentice is an adult looking for a new direction or a young person starting their career; an apprenticeship not only gives them new skills and earning potential, but even more importantly offers them pride in new abilities, a constructive purpose in life and self-respect reinforced by the respect of those around them.”

Pictured above are Bri-Stor Group’s New Apprentices in the company’s new customer showroom. Left to right; Ryan Williams, Amrin Bell, Lewis Nulty (back), Jake Downs (front), Joseph Stopka, Tom Parsonage, Aaron Franklin and Diego Alvarado.

See Us On TV

16 July 2013

Bri-Stor Systems' van storage solutions can be seen on the latest RAC advert. The advert promotes bringing the garage to the customer and features the tools and equipment as characters. Bri-Stor convert a variety of vehicle models for the RAC on site in Staffordshire.

Apprentice Scheme - Intake for Summer 2013

16 June 2013
Apprenticeship intake at Bri-Stor

The Bri-Stor Group are recruiting for 8 new apprentices to join us in August/September 2013. If you are aged 16-19, enthusiastic, keen to learn and interested in a career in performing engineering operations then we would like to hear from you.

Our successful Apprentice Scheme has been in place since 2010, with many of the former apprentices now in full time positions within the businesses. Through the apprentice scheme you will gain valuable experience in key manufacturing areas using state of the art technology and study towards an NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations whilst getting paid!

Bri-Stor Exhibit at New Plantworx Exhibition

16 May 2013

Bri-Stor exhibited at this years Plantworx exhibition where the true British weather arrived! Bri-Stor had a number plantworxof vehicles on display including a National Grid Transit van displaying a full vehicle conversion including an on-board power system and vehicle racking. Also on display was the Ford Ranger with Bri-Stor's Contego, steel pickup hardtop and the new Ford Transit Custom showing vehicle racking options for the individual van user.

CV Show 2013

16 April 2013
CV Show 2013

Bri-Stor Systems showcased the company's latest development at this years CV Show; the steel hard-top demonstrated on a Ford Ranger and fully kitted out with Bri-Stor racking solutions including the heavy duty drawer which can hold 100kg. The Ranger had not long returned from Millbrook testing ground where the hardtop underwent rigorous testing for durability. Bri-Stor also demonstrated their Elite van racking systems in the new Ford Transit Custom, which included Bri-Stor's van flooring, vehicle lining and van roof equipment.

Top of the League Racking for the New Ford Transit Custom!

16 March 2013

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Bri-Stor Systems took a trip to Stoke City FC this weekend where supporters got to see the new Ford Transit Custom fully kitted out with van racking and storage, van accessories and roof equipment.

Bri-Stor sponsored the match against West Ham United and utilised the club's location to display the vehicle and show off the new vehicle graphics capabilities following investment in state of the art print technology.

Bri-Stor's investment enables in-house printing of full vehicle wraps along with the existing capabilities of cut graphics, chevrons and full fitting service etc

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