A REDDITCH manufacturer has received funding from a county council team to develop a new product.

Forklift manufacturers, Translift Bendi, has received support from the clean growth team at Worcestershire County Council.

The company has used advice and grant funding to develop a waste compressing product and change the lighting at their site to energy efficient LEDs.

The clean growth team ensure businesses are doing all they can to reduce carbon emissions.

Paul Berrow, managing director at Translift Bendi said the support from the council team has helped the business. “After contacting the county council, we have been given extremely great advice on what support there is for us as a manufacturing business,” said Mr Berrow.

“We managed to secure a grant for lighting to increase the morale of the workers, the previous one was a bit dreary.

“Our staff can see far better with the positioning of the new lighting in the works.

“We had a professional free of charge assessment showing how the light would reflect.

“We managed to get this done fairly quickly without much effort on our part.”

Translift Bendi have expanded their business to include the re-manufacture of forklifts.

They are refurbishing old stock into new, more efficient, electric forklifts, and by offering a rental service, they are offering their customers energy and cost-efficient solutions to reduce their fleet.

Councillor Tony Miller, cabinet member responsible for environment, said: “It is wonderful to hear how the team at Translift Bendi have been able to improve their energy efficiency and provide energy and resource efficient solutions for other businesses, through the support of our Clean Growth Team.

“I would urge anyone looking for support to make their business more energy and resource efficient to contact the team and see what support is available for you.”