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Full Turnkey Solution For William Rowland’s New 6.5-Acre Warehouse

CAM Fork Lift Trucks first-ever customer, William Rowland have moved their Head Office from their original site on Meadow Lane in Sheffield, where they have been since 1870, to a new purpose-built unit on a 6.5-acre site on the Wentworth Industrial Estate at Tankersley, near Barnsley.

Richard Lowe, Managing Director for William Rowland said “In selecting the site, we had to consider our strongest asset (employees) first as without them we cannot provide the outstanding levels of expertise and service our customers are accustomed to. Additionally, we wish to become an employer of choice, and whilst we are renowned for service and stability, a modern place of work will help with that.“

We are happy to have achieved the move against the original time scale. More importantly, the relocation took place safely with careful consideration of WR employees and contractors. During the transition, we relied heavily on our sister facility in the West Midlands to ensure no disruption to supplies, inward or outward.


The investment of over £10m enables our business to remove previous constraints and restructure in order to address our key product segments of refined metals, speciality alloys, metal powders and solders & alloys. The investment is necessary for WR to help our customers’ businesses grow and we look forward to continuing the relationship with our customers and suppliers moving forward.


Richard Lowe


Managing Director, William Rowland

CAM Fork Lift Trucks have supplied 4 new TCM forklift trucks including a new TCM FHB-F1 series forklift with specialist attachments, and a new TCM FTB 2 ton 3 wheel electric forklift. Along with a refurbished Aislemaster forklift which enables an extra lift height.

CAM Handling Solutions have designed, supplied and fitted the racking for the new facility, ensuring it meets industry standards for safety and the customer requirements. The bespoke racking system included colour coded beams for the differing weight limits, spreader plates to ensure the concrete floor can spread the weight load and anti-collapse mesh to enable pedestrian walkways to be created behind racking without risk of injury.

See how CAM Fork Lift Trucks can help you, we offer full turnkey solutions for warehouses of all sizes. Get in touch now!