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Electric vehicle provider ePower Trucks expands into new premises

Electric vehicle supplier ePower Trucks is expanding into new premises as it marks its 15th anniversary.

The company offers a range of electric utility vehicles, including many road-legal models.

These vehicles are used in a wide range of last-mile urban delivery and estates management activities.

EPower Trucks also supplies battery-powered tow tractors and tugs to industrial facilities as well as local authorities, prisons and NHS trusts.

The company is part of Lift Safe, which was founded in Oldham, Greater Manchester, in 2000.

The Lift Safe division provides a broad portfolio of equipment to the pharmaceutical, logistics and manufacturing industries, ranging from trolleys for transporting gas cylinders and powered stackers, to high specification, 10-tonne electric tow tractors for shifting heavy loads around industrial and recycling facilities.

The entire company is relocating to the Hawksley Street Industrial Estate off Manchester Road, after just four years in the Westwood Business Centre.

The move reflects Lift Safe’s recent growth and gives it room to execute its future expansion plans. It is the second time the company has relocated in the past four years.

Jerry Hanss, managing director of Lift Safe, said: “The business has grown year-on-year to the point where we simply outgrew our old building.

“The new premises are less than a mile away from our old site, which enables us to retain all our employees. The additional space gives us room for even greater growth for 2015 and beyond.”

The company has invested £100,000 in fitting out the new premises, upgrading its electricity supply and refurbishing the building throughout.

Its new 17,000sq ft home now includes a spare parts warehouse and two workshops for fabrication and assembly, as well as offices and meeting rooms.

Lift Safe employs 15 people and is in the process of recruiting for two specialist roles.

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