Has anybody heard anything about Barloworld being in trouble in the UK?
  • Posted 5 Dec 2008 04:10
  • Discussion started by danny_k
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Tugger you have hit the nail on the head!!
  • Posted 17 Feb 2009 20:24
  • Reply by SONOFDOON
  • BERKS, United Kingdom
"do we need a national quality manager.surely thats the job of fsm's and area managers. do we need a national oporations manager"

The answer is no and no

That's why they are in the mess they're in.
Good luck boys, you are in for a rough ride, and you know what, it's never the right people who end up going.
  • Posted 17 Feb 2009 06:35
  • Modified 20 Feb 2009 04:00 by poster
  • Reply by dave_p
  • United Kingdom
Always good to have a chat round the coffee machine, but the danger is that any salesman listening will start to believe engineer / tech banter, magnify / spread it around and before long everyone is absorbed in a downward spiral and not doing any WORK. Doesnt matter if its Barloworld, Briggs or Linde's turn in the barrel, the result is the same. Many things can greatly increase the chances of any company surviving in bad economic conditions that we currently are experiencing, work and focus are two....but acting like a bunch of fishwives certainly isnt one of them!
  • Posted 15 Feb 2009 07:31
  • Reply by tugger
  • Berkshire, United Kingdom
do we need a national quality manager.surely thats the job of fsm's and area managers. do we need a national oporations manager.what does that mean.
  • Posted 6 Feb 2009 09:50
  • Reply by tugmaster
  • United Kingdom
For barlow to survive hyster will have to get involved as they won't be able to compete with linde
toyota and nissan , nissan will undercut their dealers with A-Let. The Big manufactures won't let their sales drop and in the UK rental is so important so they need barlow to stay competitve
  • Posted 30 Jan 2009 06:40
  • Reply by DAVE160
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom
To Paul e ref 16th January


Sorry to see that you are not sleeping well but nice to know you are still thinking about Barlow even though you left 6 months ago after 2 unsuccessfull years selling a premium product for the market leading forkilft company in Northern Ireland.

From No 1.
  • Posted 29 Jan 2009 23:59
  • Reply by Boss
  • antrim, United Kingdom
we're not down and out yet dave.with the economic down turn something like this was bound to happen.hopefully the engineers with the experience will survive.as to hyster taking over,thats just coffee machine gossip at the moment...but maybe would'nt be such a bad thing! just gotta see what comes out on the wash now.good luck.
  • Posted 29 Jan 2009 06:57
  • Reply by tugmaster
  • United Kingdom
its a bit sad to see a company thats been around for so long go down
so quickly now they will have to be taken over by Hyster. if they want
to be around in the long term
  • Posted 29 Jan 2009 06:27
  • Reply by DAVE160
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom
to quote a collegue 'heads down and get the job done'
  • Posted 27 Jan 2009 03:31
  • Reply by tugmaster
  • United Kingdom
shake the tree , the wise monkeys will find a new tree to sit in
  • Posted 25 Jan 2009 02:14
  • Modified 25 Jan 2009 02:15 by poster
  • Reply by grubbymits
  • scotland, United Kingdom
That seems like a good method of getting rid of all the really skilled folks, the skilled employees will have 90 days to find a job with better security, and will jump ship, leaving the deadbeats, that no one wants, that can not find anything else. This will be a wonderful thing to the managers with no clue, since anyone with a clue will leave and not be around to point out how clueless the remaining management is. at least the clueless managers will not have to find some other reason to get rid of the folks that know the difference*.
Management by the clueless, of the clueless.
I bet it improves profits for a while, until the customer's figure it out.

* everyone doing a passing job thinks they are doing a good job, until they ask someone that knows the difference between a good job and a passing job.
  • Posted 25 Jan 2009 02:06
  • Reply by edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
they are having a 90 day consiltation with staff. the number 150 is the number of losses they expect to have after the 90 days uk wide. from a good bud of mines
  • Posted 25 Jan 2009 01:46
  • Modified 25 Jan 2009 01:53 by poster
  • Reply by grubbymits
  • scotland, United Kingdom
what is the "90 day notice" of? closing all the business?, more layoffs? the day after 89 days?
  • Posted 25 Jan 2009 00:37
  • Reply by edward_t
  • South Carolina, United States
So its true then,90 days notice.
  • Posted 24 Jan 2009 23:03
  • Reply by alan_m
  • United Kingdom
So What is it: Everybody on 90 days or no change? I had been told that 150 had gone late this week
  • Posted 24 Jan 2009 22:54
  • Reply by SMB1
  • Worcestershire, United Kingdom

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