Tony Webster to lead international growth at Weston Handling Consultancy

Weston Handling Consultancy has appointed Tony Webster to help the company increase overseas sales and to build a network of global distributors.

The Rossendale company designs and manufacturers anti-crush and anti-entrapment systems for the materials handling industry has made a key appointment. It is best-known for its range of retro-fitted safety systems, namely its ACKBelt, for forklift and powered pedestrian trucks.

It has now added a new safety mechanism for Access Platforms to its range – the A-R-C-Angel, which protects the operator from both entrapment and crush injuries whilst the vehicle is reversing and/or the platform is being raised.

Steve Weston, managing director, said: "Tony’s appointment is a key one for Weston Handling Consultancy, and he joins us at a pivotal time for the company.

“When it comes to business growth, Tony has a wealth of experience in this arena, and he will be using his skills – and connections – to grow our sales nationally and internationally, and develop a network of distributors across the USA."

Steve added: “Having Tony on board means I can concentrate on enhancing our existing products, overseeing production and developing new innovations to help protect those operating mobile platforms and materials handling machinery.”

Tony, an IoD Ambassador, said: “I’m very much looking forward to my new role with Weston Handling Consultancy and filling the order books here and abroad.”