Redditch is a small town nestled north-east of Worcestershire with an estimated population of 110,000. During the 19th century, 90 per cent of the world’s needles were manufactured in Redditch. It is well-known for its manufacturing of fishing tackle and hooks by a company called Samuel Allcock. The company was founded during the 19th century – millions of fishing hooks were produced weekly. Redditch became a new town on the 14th of April 1964. It is renowned for being a pioneer in new town development.
However, this small town is much more than having a significant role in manufacturing and technologies around the world. The town’s name can be traced back to the 13th century when it was known then as Red Dyche. A town with a productive track record for employing forklift truck drivers by companies such as, Buildland Ltd, a trusted Builder’s Merchants, Newtown Packaging an industrial packaging company that has been based in Redditch for 40 years and operates from three extensive warehouses – recently expanded. This is where 4KS Forklift Truck training courses can benefit you. For forklift training in Redditch, please get in touch with us today.