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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 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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What our customers say


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


Really professional and great to deal with. They helped facilitate an interview while guiding me along the way and giving me tips in order to secure the position. I'm very happy where they placed me. I was very particular about the type of atmosphere and role I was after and they were very understanding of my needs.

David Bronski

Trainee Sales Executive - Linde Material Handling


Alex has spent time understanding the needs of our business and organisational fit which in turn, when it comes to recruiting for positions, has resulted in a good quality of candidates for roles. I have no hesitation in recommending Alexander James Recruiting.

Heath Ghent

Sales Director - GNB Industrial Power


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


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


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


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


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.


Having operated in the industry and within numerous sectors for many years, I have dealt with many recruitment companies and head-hunters, Alexander James has proven to be a highly professional specialist in their field, a very straight forward no nonsense honest approach demonstrating a wealth of knowledge whilst maintaining social interaction throughout the engagement. I highly recommend the services offered from Alex and his organisation.

Brian Cornett

Asset Director - 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

Case Studies

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

BITA Predicts 'Strong' 2021 for Material Handling

September 10, 2020

Like many industries, material handling has been impacted badly by the ongoing COVID situation. Positively, that could all be about to change according to the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA). A recent Oxford Economics Report suggests that the overall UK economy will rebound in 2021 with demand for material handling.....

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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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