Discussion:
UK-Whos next?

Its all getting extremely gloomy in our market place and I'm wondering whos next with the jobs axe. Pretty much all the big players seem to be shedding staff, wheres it all going to end?
  • Posted 7 Mar 2009 22:13
  • Discussion started by Mr_Grumpy
  • Cheshire, United Kingdom
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i think its going back to the time where quality is the major factor in the decision to buy, people have tried to buy the cheapest but now they have realized that value means a lot, better than price only...its value, value and value
  • Posted 19 Mar 2009 18:45
  • Reply by leobert
  • Manila, Philippines
This was posted by coalminer:

coal_miner
yorkshire, United Kingdom as an ex barlow employee the writing was on the wall 10 years ago, there was such an arrogance among managment that barlow knew best, there attitude was that they were privelaged to deal with barlow ,barlow didnt need them they need barlow,they started to loose customers to toyota,linde etc so they started to charge there existing customers over inflated prices for damage etc, to reach there targets, customers told them to get lost so they charged the ones that were left even more to reach there golden targets, it became a viscous circle. they then centralised things which again lost customers.customers want local support not faceless call centres. another problem was most of the middle managment seemed to always promote up the ranks relatives, friends and the occasional baby sitter you could be the biggest idiot in the world if you had a relative as a manager you got up the tree, you could write a book about it and there stupidity,


Posted 13 Mar 2009 08:59 AM


Boy, did you hit the nail on the head. This is exactly what went down here in the US.
  • Posted 18 Mar 2009 22:43
  • Reply by EasyM
  • South Carolina, United States
yep. i did 8 years.worked with some good people,had good customers,had a good manager..but the guys who drive the mercs and the beamers seamed intent on sinking the ship!!...and then trying to blame us at the bottom for it.
  • Posted 16 Mar 2009 19:34
  • Reply by tugmaster
  • United Kingdom
Totally agree with u barlows has lost the plot with there pricing big time
  • Posted 14 Mar 2009 17:32
  • Reply by Wind Breaker
  • eab, United Kingdom
yes 5 years
  • Posted 14 Mar 2009 01:33
  • Reply by coal_miner
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom
Coal Miner and tugmaster have you ever worked for barlow's
  • Posted 14 Mar 2009 01:29
  • Reply by Greeny
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
as an ex barlow employee the writing was on the wall 10 years ago, there was such an arrogance among managment that barlow knew best, there attitude was that they were privelaged to deal with barlow ,barlow didnt need them they need barlow,they started to loose customers to toyota,linde etc so they started to charge there existing customers over inflated prices for damage etc, to reach there targets, customers told them to get lost so they charged the ones that were left even more to reach there golden targets, it became a viscous circle. they then centralised things which again lost customers.customers want local support not faceless call centres. another problem was most of the middle managment seemed to always promote up the ranks relatives, friends and the occasional baby sitter you could be the biggest idiot in the world if you had a relative as a manager you got up the tree, you could write a book about it and there stupidity,
  • Posted 13 Mar 2009 08:59
  • Reply by coal_miner
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom
well said coal miner,you hit the nail on the head there.yes barlow is a huge company,but the past few years have shown that the current management have no idea how to run it.wheres freightliner,wheres ditch witch,ppc,steralin,vaccuum tech?they've all been unbundled becuase barlow managment didnt understand their buisnesses!! and that came from a barloworld manager!soon as nacco start selling trucks dirrectly in the uk the better.
  • Posted 13 Mar 2009 04:22
  • Reply by tugmaster
  • United Kingdom
Barlow is a huge company and if anyone bales out anyone then it would be Barloworld baling out Nacco.
  • Posted 13 Mar 2009 01:26
  • Reply by TruckPeddler
  • Mississippi, United States
only problem is there's 12 million of us all on the same numbers, might be lucky & get £1.00 each. lol.
  • Posted 12 Mar 2009 23:14
  • Reply by steve_h
  • West Midlands, United Kingdom
steve@mmh-forklifts.co.uk
No probs Dave your welcome.
  • Posted 12 Mar 2009 02:30
  • Reply by tony_c
  • west yorkshire, United Kingdom
The hole market needs to change Chears tony for loto numbers i can buy that place in spain
now.
  • Posted 11 Mar 2009 04:23
  • Reply by DAVE160
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom
Coal miner! the numbers for this sat's lotto are :01, 23,27.32,44,48...keep it to yourself. :-)
  • Posted 11 Mar 2009 02:37
  • Modified 11 Mar 2009 02:38 by poster
  • Reply by tony_c
  • west yorkshire, United Kingdom
lol, lets be honest that covers every company in the uk. rip off britain.
  • Posted 10 Mar 2009 16:28
  • Reply by upliftUK
  • leicestershire, United Kingdom
kjghkjhkh
any chance of next weeks winning lottery numbers chaps, you all seem to be able to predict the future. a lot of these big companies have been asking for trouble for years,they have been giving forklifts away to gain market share , then relying on ripping off customers with over the top damage bills, trying to make up revenue, the forklift trade as a whole needs to wake up and smell the coffee. the way the trade is run is a shambles,dump all the stupid aim contracts, only body that wins is the customer, sell the customer a truck for a fair price, service and repair it for a fair price and stop ripping the customer off, if only the customers of the uk knew the half of the ripp off greed culture the forklift trade has become.
  • Posted 10 Mar 2009 09:10
  • Reply by coal_miner
  • yorkshire, United Kingdom

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