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Material Handling

The foundation of Alexander James Recruiting comes from experience of sales recruitment within the material handling industry. We are the partner of choice for various manufacturers & dealers across the UK to include both forklift trucks & ancilliary products such as batteries & attachments. With a solid reputation in this sector we can be identified as one of the leading recruitment specialists and we’re always interested in speaking to candidates looking to either stay in their respective sector or those looking for a change into something highly related to develop their sales career. You will see from our testimonials & case studies that we have developed a great deal of success in this area placing individuals in various positions to include more specialist roles in VNA amongst others.

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Find out about how we have worked with businesses in this sector

David & Linde

Alexander James Recruiting has had the pleasure working with Linde for many years and it has proven to be a fruitful relationship. We have placed individuals up to management level in addition to general sales. This case study is one placement with Linde particularly close to our hearts given we felt we really helped to make a difference........

Sector News

Articulated Truck Technology

May 30, 2020

Leading provider of specialist forklifts Flexi Narrow Aisle has recently launched a in-aisle sensor’ that immediately disables a Flexi articulated truck if its chassis comes in to contact with an object, such as a pallet load, racking or rack guards within the aisle. The touch sensitive technology.............

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Leading Forklift Provider Produces New Social Distancing App

June 4, 2020

As part of its new approach to the COVID-19 situation, Linde Material Handling, one of the largest material handling providers worldwide has created a new social distancing app. The app features include remote communication with suppliers....

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What our customers say


I would highly recommend Alexander James Recruiting who I found to be professional and consistent. They looked at my skill set and requirements and gave me lots of options.

Terry Oseland

Area Sales Manager - Amvar Handling


I have been given a great new opportunity in my career thanks to the help given to me by Alexander James Recruiting who have done everything in their power to put the right person into the right position and I would give them the highest recommendation to anyone looking for staff or looking for employment.

Jeff Codling

Used Truck Sales Manager - Linde Material Handling


Great to work with, and found me the perfect job. Would totally recommend this recruitment company.

Dave Jacobs

Area Sales Manager - Doosan Forklifts


Alexander James was a huge help and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. They're a highly skilled recruitment company with a vast and in depth knowledge within the materials handling industry. They made the whole recruitment process very smooth from start to finish keeping me informed at all times. Thank you for your assistance!

James Green

Key Account Manager - Linde Material Handling


Alexander James Recruiting has proved to be a valuable recruitment partner and has offered our company ample qualified candidates. They’re very good with communication and have kept us informed with client progress be it good or bad.

Sales Director

within the material handling battery sector


I have worked and known Alex for some time now. He is affable, friendly, charming and seems to genuinely care about his candidates. He is also the epitome of professionalism and very knowledgable within his sector. He introduced me into an absolute dream of a job 9 months ago which has just seen me take on a promotion. So a massive thank you to Alex and I would recommend him to anyone.

Richard Skinner

Key Account Manager - Linde Material Handling


Alex offers both a professional and human approach in aiding recruits find compatible companies. His attention to detail and positive communication made me feel very at ease throughout. I would recommend Alex to all looking for their next career choice.

Simon Blackwell

Sales Manager - Battery Charging Company


Alex is a very down to earth gentleman that will help any one and supports you through the entire process from application to first day.

Peter Jeanes

Area Sales Manager - Jofson Mitsubushi


Alex has been a pleasure to work with. As a recruiter he has maintained a highly professional demeanor and was always very friendly, and informative! Alex was quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for exactly the right job. He was always there to help throughout the process. I could not recommend Alex more highly. After several different stages of the interview process I was lucky to be successful in the position. Thanks again Alex I can’t thank you enough!

Trainee Sales Executive

within the material handling sector.


A Fantastic and Professional recruiter. Understands your needs and perfectly tailors this to your job search. They do their research on both company and applicant ensuring the best match possible.

Nik Bridger

Area Sales Manager - Flexi Narrow Aisle


Handled everything very efficiently and effectively. Nothing was too much trouble and always delivered on their promises

Lloyd James

Area Sales Manager - Doosan Forklifts


Alex is very professional and great to work with. I have worked with him to attend interviews on a few occasions whilst we found the right role and company fit. He has always been very honest about what to expect from each one and where my skill level fits in comparison with the job specification. Alex and his team are a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them as your recruitment agent of choice if you are seeking a role within materials handling, plant hire or indeed anything else.

Adam Maher

Area Sales Manager - Briggs Equipment

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