Bott supports Bloodhound at Newquay for first test runs.
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Bott supports Bloodhound at Newquay for first test runs.
We were delighted to welcome over 150 delegates, speakers and event partner teams to Bott Ashby on Friday 3rd Nov for two free Fleet Compliance Workshops, run in association with the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
Bott have worked in partnership with the Environment Agency since 2014 to provide racking and livery for their diverse Fleet. Previous builds include EA officer & response vehicles, Incident Response Command Units, Welfare Units, Workshop Containers and many others.
Failure to comply with legislation and best practice governing van fleets could put you, your company reputation and potentially the safety of your employees and the general public at risk.
Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell finished in fourth place in Sunday’s ‘6 Hours of Mexico’, maintaining a strong eight-point lead in the GT FIA World Endurance Drivers’ Championship. Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla had to be content with seventh place after a mid-race collision put paid to their podium chances.
Bott Ltd, world-leading manufacturer and suppliers of workplace storage equipment will be exhibiting at SPE Offshore Europe 2017. In association with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the event provides an opportunity for suppliers to present products, services and innovative technologies to key professionals within the Oil & Gas Exploration and Production industry.
Bott Ltd, world-leading manufacturer and suppliers of workplace storage equipment, have developed a series of virtual reality 360° tours. Using high-quality CGI renders and virtual imaging technology, users can explore specially designed environments for Education, Maintenance, and Mobile Container workshops. The walk-through tours are visualizations of Bott's capabilities within these sectors, providing product details & options and ideas for layout.
Bott have been a partner and supplier to BLOODHOUND since the early days of the project, sharing the team’s desire to educate, innovate and test what’s possible with today’s engineering and technology.
As Gold partners of the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, Bott will be sharing their industry briefings throughout 2017. This month we’re looking at the importance of pre-use vehicle checks.
The #67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Andy Priaulx (GB), Harry Tincknell (GB), and Pipo Derani (BRA) grabbed the runner-up spot in the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours at the end of the final lap. Last minute struggles for the second-placed Corvette gave Tincknell the opportunity to pounce and take the place just as the chequered flag fell.
The No. 66 Ford GT finished the WEC 6 Hours of Spa on the podium in third place. The No 67 recovered from an early race issue to take fourth place at the chequered flag.
In recognition of their unstinting support in promoting Van Excellence to all sectors of industry, the Van Excellence Gold Partners for 2017 - ARI, Bott Ltd, Brigade Electronics, Hertz, Lex Autolease and Microlise - were presented with celebratory plaques at the 2017 Van Excellence Operational Briefing in Twickenham held on 23 March. The presentation was made by Julie Davies of Amey Fleet Services, Chair of the Van Excellence Governance Group.
As Gold partners of the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, Bott will be sharing their monthly industry briefings throughout 2017. This month we’re looking at the issue of using mobile phones whilst driving.
Bott Ltd, one of the UK & Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of workplace storage, will be promoting its products and services at Railtex 2017. The UK rail industry is currently thriving, with growing passenger numbers and high levels of investment to upgrade and expand the existing network.
As Gold partners of the FTA’s Van Excellence scheme, Bott will be sharing their monthly industry briefings throughout 2017. This month we’re looking at the issue of safe and legal loading of vans.
Truro & Penwith College is largely respected as being one of the best tertiary colleges in the country, combining sixth form and further education for young people in Cornwall.
Bott is proud to announce a major upgrade of the medium duty verso system for 2017. Building on the core values of quality and value for money, the new products deliver increased performance at the same competitive price point.
If manufacturing is your business, no matter the size, complexity or scale of the processes, you’re almost certainly concerned with maximising efficiency, and eliminating waste. From growth and development, to the overall profitability of the business, efficiency is the key to achieving success in all of these areas.
Formed in 1996, Bude Sharks Swimming Club works with young people, enabling them to develop their swimming abilities and reach their potential, whilst enjoying the training.
For any business, moving premises can be a demanding experience, but moving and re-designing the entire workshop of a successful material handling company like STILL, is a challenge in its own right.
At-Bristol, an educational charity and one of the UK’s leading interactive science centres, is opening a brand new exhibition this summer - The Tinkering Space! Aimed to inspire the inventor in us all, The Tinkering Space is for creators, inventors, dreamers and anyone who’s ever wanted to have a go at making something. The Tinkering Space enables visitors to turn their ideas into something they can touch, design and modify, and even rebuild elements of the space itself.
Bott continue to support Midlands based Davies Motorsport, who will again launch a two-pronged attack on the 2016 Classic TT. The riders for the fourth year running, are William Dunlop and Alan Oversby, both veterans of the 2013 Isle of Man Classic TT.
The International Material Handling Exhibition (IMHX) at the N.E.C in Birmingham, is regarded as the essential intralogistics event, where supply chain professionals can evaluate cutting edge technologies, explore the latest industry solutions and discuss how to increase efficiencies within their operations. For Bott, the UK’s market leader in workplace storage systems, this is the perfect opportunity to showcase streamlined assembly line and storage solutions to the market.
After all the campaigning, debates, claims and counter-claims the dust has finally settled and the UK has decided to leave the EU.
At Bott, we believe while the outside economic landscape can always change, the principle of creating products which solve customer problems remains as relevant as ever.
Even for the layman, the very mention of the Le Mans summons images of beautiful cars and talented drivers, pushing themselves and their machines to the limit in pursuit of victory at the world’s most prestigious 24 hour race. For the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team however, Le Mans is much more than a race. In the words of executive chairman Bill Ford, “Fifty years ago, we witnessed one of the most legendary moments in motorsports history, as the duel between Ford and Ferrari took place on the track at Le Mans 1966”.
Bott are proud to announce their sponsorship of golf prodigy and 22 year old Bude resident Georgia Price, as she pursues her dream of playing professionally and securing her place on the Ladies’ European Tour. She is the latest to join a long line of incredible local athletes sponsored by the company, including current and aspiring Olympians like Tom Daley, Izzy Hamilton and Emily Skerrett.
The Bott team have just returned from a very busy show at Mach 2016. Bott were exhibiting their modular range of workshop and industrial storage equipment. As the leading manufacturer of Workshop Storage equipment in the UK, Bott were delighted to support the show and meet customers old and new.
Specialist Fleet Publishers JDM, based in Manchester, are hosting FM16 in two regional venues, firstly on the May 18th at the Victoria & Albert Marriott Hotel in Manchester and then on the 8th June once again at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire, the setting for last year’s inaugural and very successful conference FM15.
When it comes to pushing the limits, there are few racing series tougher than the FIA World Endurance Championship. The world’s best supercars and the most talented drivers are pitted against one another in a series of punishing endurance races, including the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. For Ford, the return to Le Mans holds particular significance, as it marks the 50 year anniversary of the iconic Ford GT40’s victory at the Le Mans circuit.
The Ricardo team needed a working environment in their high performance manufacturing assembly facility which was clean and well organised to support the assembly of precision components.
Clive Woodward, the CEO of Bott, has won a prestigious regional business award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards.
Bott has won both the Large Manufacturer and Leadership Award categories in the 2015 Cornwall Manufacturers Group Awards.
At Bott, we pride ourselves on the durability and flexibility of our workplace storage solutions. However, we’ve never put our equipment to the test in an environment quite like the high octane, million mile an hour world of the Discovery Channel’s programme, Wheeler Dealers.
Bott are pleased to announce that they have been awarded Business of the Year (Over £30m category) in the PWC West of England Business Awards at a gala dinner in Bristol on the 2nd of July.
At Bott, we enjoy the prospect of a new engineering challenge, which is why when Chris Dee from Bloodhound’s assembly team mentioned they were having difficulties shaping stringers for the front floor pan of their supersonic car, we were only too happy to offer assistance and advice.
Every Christmas, staff at the Bott facility in Ashby de-la-Zouch, run a series of fund-raising activities to raise money for their chosen charity. In December 2014, they managed to raise a staggering total of £2,220 for Rainbows hospice for children and young people.
Bott are proud to announce the recent provision of their Uno van racking solution and the Masternaut telematics system for 37 of the Yarlington Housing Group’s trade vehicles, with a recent order placed to fit 12 more, completing their fleet conversion.
Tuesday 24th March 2015 at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey.
Friday 27th March 2015 at National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.
As industry partners, Bott Ltd will be supporting the Freight Transport Association’s Van Excellence Operational Briefings at two events taking place in March. Delegates will be provided with invaluable advice on how to manage their costs and reduce accidents.
Since 1953, the iF (International Forum) have gained worldwide renown as organisers of these independent and reputable design awards, representing excellent and outstanding design achievements.
Over the last 25 years the Bott vehicle conversion business has grown exponentially to reach its current scale. Many things have changed over this time, but our focus on optimising our service around customer requirements and delivering on our promises has remained constant. The result; loyal customers and repeat business, which has been the foundation for our impressive growth record.
Bott has won the Large Manufacturer of the Year category at the inaugural Cornwall Manufacturers Group Awards. Award applicants were subjected to strict judging criteria which included site visits to allow judges to go beneath the surface of businesses and understand the true performance of the companies.
Quality begets quality, and when it comes to the machines we use in our factory, there are no exceptions. In order to make a product that lives up to the Built to Last standard, we ensure we use machines that work cleanly, efficiently and always to our exacting requirements. The Salvagnini P4xe is a recent investment that helps our factory fulfil the expectations set down by our Built to Last ethos.
As a company, Bott prides itself on supporting projects determined to push the boundaries of science engineering, technology and manufacturing in the effort to create something truly exceptional. Bloodhound SSC's goal of building a supersonic car that will beat the land speed record is undoubtedly one such project, making their visit to our Bude facility on Friday 26th September a cause for great excitement.
Without quality equipment and reliable manufacturing methods, a great idea rarely becomes a great product. Part of the Built to Last philosophy is ensuring that the machines we use in our factory produce high quality, durable pieces as efficiently as possible and with this in mind, our investment in Amada’s EM Mark II punching machine represents another big step towards that goal.
Emily lives in North Cornwall with her husband and two young children and has a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which affects her joints and other structures in her body. Emily aspires to represent Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympics and is currently training and competing on her Scottish Sports Horse Woody (Woody Allen MF) in both para and able bodied dressage.
The concepts that have influenced our Built to Last ethos come from many different people and places, not least the example set by great engineers of the past. Of all of these, the work of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, its innovation, longevity and impact on the landscape and culture of Great Britain, provides the inspiration for all the products we create at Bott.
Bott have been lucky enough to work on many pioneering projects over the years, none more so than Bloodhound SSC’s attempt to break the land speed record. Helping to facilitate engineering excellence is at the core of Built to Last and, as a part of building this partnership, Bloodhound hosted an event at our Bude facility for local schools, aiming to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Bott is supporting the Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) in their endeavour to assemble their high-performance Mono live on their stand during the International Festival of Business which takes place in Liverpool during June and July.
Workplace storage specialist Bott Limited is continuing in its longstanding support of the KTM UK Motocross team by supplying workshop storage equipment for the team's new workshop in Northamptonshire.
Aired on Thursday the 24th of April Kevin's Supersized Salvage features Kevin McCloud who challenges three designers to turn one plane - an Airbus A320 - into hundreds of amazing new products in a giant upcycling experiment.
The team has been formed to develop young talent in motorsport for drivers, engineers and mechanics and will compete in the British GT Championship in 2014.
Workplace storage manufacturer Bott is proud to launch its new "Built to Last Guarantee" at Mach 2014.
Bott Limited recently supplied a Cubio heavy duty mobile maintenance trolley to De Monfort University’s Formula Student team, to support them in their entry for the 2014 competition.
The Brompton folding bike has become a familiar site throughout the world, whether ridden across metropolitan areas or folded neatly in a commuter train.
Bott Limited, leading workspace storage provider and sponsor of the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, is exhibiting at Autosport International 2014. (9-12 Jan).
Professional workplace storage manufacturer Bott Limited has recently supplied a range of cabinets to motor racing team Fortec Motorsports Limited.
Fortec Motorsports, based in Daventry, is a leading race team competing in the UK and Europe in WSR FRenault 3.5, Eurocup, Euro F3, FRNEC, BARC and GT racing.
Bott Limited has been featured in the Western Morning News Fast Growth 75 list of companies in the South West.
Bott has supported the Bloodhound world land speed record attempt from the early days of the project. With the actual car now in build, the project is gaining increasing momentum and growing bigger. To support this new growth Bott recently supplied additional workshop equipment to enable the team to benefit from enhanced professional workspace.
Bott Ltd, manufacturer and supplier of in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems, has recently invested in a new truck complete with distinctive new livery.
Bott has supplied and installed work benching and storage into the new Motorsport workshop at The College of West Anglia (CWA), one of the largest and most successful education and training providers in the Eastern Region and amongst the top colleges in the country.
Former McLaren team boss Alastair Caldwell retired from Formula 1 to set up the UK’s longest standing self-storage company Space Station – and the racing legend continues his colourful life both on the road and in business with a passion for classic rally tours. To support his passion, Alastair needed a workshop tailored to accommodate his specific requirements. Bott caught up with Alastair and his team as the workshop was completed.
Dan Rogerson, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North Cornwall, visited Bott Ltd in Bude this week to find out more about the work they are doing with their apprenticeship scheme and how this investment is key to supporting growth in Cornwall and the UK as a whole. Clive Woodward Managing Director of Bott, the leading manufacturer of industrial and workplace storage solutions, discussed the value of the word ‘apprenticeship’ and their place in a productive society’ with the MP. Here he discusses his findings.
Bott Limited has been awarded the Fleet Van Technology Initiative of the Year for their SMARTVAN website and online van racking configuration tool. The award recognises Bott’s innovative use of online tools to help users to understand the benefits of and choose professional van racking, helping them to run a safer and more efficient fleet.
Bott Ltd are proud to be a product sponsor of the Bloodhound Supersonic Car Project, helping to ensure a smooth and efficient vehicle build by supplying professional workshop storage solutions to the assembly workshop.
Bott are proudly supporting Bude resident Adrian ‘Horace’ Parsons as he cycles a distance of around 1250 miles around the coast of the UK. He’s attempting to visit all the 47 English Surf Lifesaving Clubs to raise funds for Life Saving Great Britain and the Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, which is celebrating its 60th year. The longest leg is 110 miles from Skegness to Cromer; the shortest, Crackington Haven to Bude – all of 12 miles – on the final day of the tour.
Terex Customer-Driven Solutions has been supplied with mini-workshops from the cubio range manufactured by Bott Ltd, which incorporates drawer cabinets, cupboards, workbenches and mobile storage products.
Bott, a product sponsor of The Bloodhound Project, have been invited to join the Supersonic Car’s team as they run a special display area at the largest motoring garden party in the world.
Over 115 juniors and 242 adults took part in the Lifeboat Run, an RNLI fundraising event in Bude, Cornwall, to raise money for the charity’s local branch.
Bott has kitted out 17 Ford Transit Custom vans for STILL UK - the forklift truck manufacturer and intralogistics provider. The vans, which are being used as service vehicles for STILL forklift trucks, have been fitted with vehicle racking as well as being decaled with STILL’s corporate branding.
Bott Ltd has announced that they will be exhibiting their Vauxhall Movano Demonstrator and Vauxhall Combo at the Blue & Amber Light Fleet Exhibition next month.
Top of the range workplace storage manufacturer Bott Ltd has designed and developed a bespoke storage solution for top of the range helicopter specialist Castle Air – a solution that enables tools, parts and high-value components to be efficiently organised and easily retrieved when required.
Bott, the industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of in-vehicle equipment, specialist and fleet van conversions has launched new solutions for the Ford Transit Custom Van Racking. The vehicle is compatible with both the Bott Uno and Vario ranges of in-vehicle racking and storage.
Local girl to Bude, Izzy Hamilton is a Professional Board Rider for the British Sailing Team.
RS:X Windsurfing and Kite Board Racing British No2. Double Youth Gold Medalist. Olympic Windsurfing Training partner. Campaigning to win gold in Rio 2016 Olympics. Izzy talks here of the support that Bott Ltd has given her over the years.
Bott Ltd, the leading manufacturer of workshop equipment and storage systems, is delighted to have been a part of The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX 2013) held at Birmingham’s NEC. The event broke all records with the highest ever footfall of over 19,500 visitors & a record 412 exhibitors.
Bott, the industry-leading manufacturer and supplier of in-vehicle equipment and fleet van conversions has advised professional fleet operators in the UK of the need to stay on the right side of the law following the launch of the new Van Enhancement Scheme that removes the requirement for UK-based van converters and bodybuilders to seek full Type Approval on many basic N1/N2 vehicle modifications.
Bott are delighted to announce that, in February, we will have been working with Midlands based company Central Source for twenty years.
In 1993 the Internet wasn't much more than a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye and Bill Clinton had just become the third youngest President in history. It was also the year that Schindler's List won an Oscar for ‘best picture’ and Nelson Mandela won his Nobel Peace Prize.
Vehicle racking and enhancement specialist Bott has designed and developed a new CGI tool that helps customers explore the possibilities of what can be achieved with professional vehicle conversion.
Workplace storage specialist Bott has designed and developed a bespoke storage solution for Hope Technology, a bicycle component manufacturer based in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.
Bott continues to support the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car by providing our highly durable workshop storage solutions which have been installed throughout the car assembly workshop and assigned to individual engineers working on the project. The project’s aim is to develop the first car to break the 1,000 mph barrier in a land-based vehicle on four wheels and inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology and maths by demonstrating how they can be harnessed to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Workplace storage specialist Bott has designed and developed a bespoke storage solution for the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) research facility in Coventry, to enable tools, parts and components to be efficiently organised and easily retrieved when required.
Bott is delighted to have hosted the Freight Transport Association’s Utilities Working Group Meeting at its Vehicle Enhancement Centre in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
Workplace storage specialist Bott has fully kitted out six different labs with various worktop benches and storage solutions at the University of Portsmouth. The installation took place as part of a major refurbishment programme in the Anglesea Building, which houses the University’s School of Engineering.
Generation AMR, the motorsport business which manages the next generation of Aston Martin Racing drivers, has had its Banbury workshop kitted out with a range of Bott storage equipment to improve efficiency and productivity, while complementing its corporate identity.
World-leading fleet van converter, manufacturer and supplier of workshop equipment and workplace systems Bott has been highly commended in the Judge’s Special Award category of the Best Factory Awards 2012.
The company, which has production facilities in Bude in Cornwall, Germany and Hungary, was awarded the accolade at a glittering ceremony held in London’s Sheraton Hotel, Park Lane, attended by some of the UK’s largest manufacturing companies.
Leading fleet van converter Bott has partnered with Van Excellence to continue its commitment to high standards of production of in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems.
Bott , the leading manufacturer of industrial and workplace storage solutions, has been working with mobility equipment specialist Prism Medical UK to fit out their Vauxhall Vivaro service vehicles with Bott’s Vario storage system.
Prism Medical UK is the umbrella company for brands: Westholme, Freeway, Carefree, Test Valley, Saluss, Assured Patient, Lifting Services, Liftech and Movement2. The company provides specialist equipment for the safe moving and handling of the mobility disadvantaged within various public and private sector environments.
Bott, the leading manufacturer of industrial and workplace storage solutions, has announced sponsorship of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car. Which is due to test its hybrid rocket next month in Cornwall.
Bott based in Bude, Ashby de la Zouch and Cumbernauld has been nominated by Cranfield School of Management for the 2012 Best Factory Awards which celebrate manufacturing excellence in the UK.
At this year’s Emergency Services Show, Bott (stand 13) will be demonstrating the breadth of its experience in converting vehicles for the emergency services sector.
As part of its fundraising activities for the charity Help for Heroes, Bott Ltd will be holding a golf day at the Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club this Friday, April 20th.
Bott will be launching its Automotive Workspace Solutions range at this year’s Commercial Vehicle and Workshop Show at the NEC in Birmingham on April 24–26.
When BMW wanted a mobile storage solution for their roadside recovery vehicles, the Bott team in Ashby de la Zouch were able to develop the ideal package .
Bott has become the first vehicle enhancement company to achieve Van Excellence accreditation. Van Excellence, an initiative launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), is designed to raise standards and improve the public’s perception of vans and light commercial vehicles.
Clive Woodward (Bott CEO) and Simon Fry (Bott FD) took part in the 2012 Help for Heroes Big Battlefield Ride, raising over £7,000 for Help for Heroes.
The ride commenced at Portsmouth and made its way through the countryside of Northern France and Belgium, stopping at historic sites to remember those who have fought and died there.
Our recent charity golf day at the Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club, was a big success raising £6,313 for Help for Heroes.