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Goodbye Linde Basingstoke (as a manufacturing plant)
Reports today in the Basingstoke Gazette is that Linde will cease to manufacture in the UK from next year, with the loss of circa 350 jobs. However some offices and function will remain there. follow the link: [url removed]
  • Posted 17 Jun 2009 06:12 AM
  • • Modified 17 Jun 2009 06:15 AM by poster
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  • JBrad
  • Lancs, United Kingdom
i have also heard this, bad news....
  • Posted 17 Jun 2009 06:15 AM
link was removed. but check out basingstoke gazette on line for full story
  • Posted 17 Jun 2009 06:18 AM
  • kevin_k
  • dumfriesshire, United Kingdom
another kick in the nads for this industry. not good news
  • Posted 18 Jun 2009 06:24 AM
  • • Modified 18 Jun 2009 06:32 AM by poster
  • Herald
  • lancashire, United Kingdom
Full report now on this website,like you say kev bad news for manufacturing in the uk,i heard on the grapevine they wanted to shut the French factory but the french wouldn't have it so Basingstoke goes,our government rolls over and lets these things happen.
  • Posted 19 Jun 2009 03:13 AM
Sad day!

I started as a service engineer for Lansing Bagnall in 1974 working out of the E London depot in Poplar. There was about eight of us covering south east London. We used to meet every morning in a cafe in Deptford! What a great crowd of blokes. I've got so many good memories.... then later on I worked out of Edenbridge. I then became a service instructor in 1979 at the Isleworth depot. From 1984 I spent a few years as the FTR rental controller at the Barking depot. I left Lansing Linde in 1989.

I have such fond memories of my times with Lansing Bagnall/Linde and all the great people I met along the way. My heart goes out to all those in Basingstoke who have lost their jobs.

All the best
Chris Parish
  • Posted 19 Jun 2009 05:34 AM
Agreed. A very sad time, especially for the 350 losing their jobs. I have been informed that Marketing (Sales; Service/Tech Support; and Spare Parts) will remain for the foreseeable future.
Had many happy years with Linde at Abingdon, then at Basingstoke after the '88 takeover. Made many good friends in UK and abroad. Retired in '04 but still feel a loyalty to my old team and good friends.
I also understand that many are being laid off in A'burg, but they will be paid for up to 2 years.
  • Posted 25 Jun 2009 10:55 PM
  • • Modified 26 Jun 2009 01:36 AM by poster
I can't spell ashavinburg either. I didn't know they were laying off there as well!
Count yourself lucky that you are retired, these are tough times
  • Posted 26 Jun 2009 07:52 AM
Hi Graham. Nice to see you in this forum. Yes last heard you were retired. Sad to see closing of Basingstoke plant too. Hope all our friends - Neil are all well. This is your good friend from Singapore.
  • Posted 26 Jun 2009 04:22 PM
Hello Richard. Lovely to hear from you, thank you for the contact. Yes, retired now, but still working locally and loving it. All our old mates are in good health, and we all keep in touch. I hope all is well in Singapore. Please keep in touch. (Email address is gb1250 "AT" [url removed]). Cheers and thanks again. G.
  • Posted 29 Jun 2009 02:06 AM
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  • Leon_W
  • Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Hello Everyone, is sad to see another english manufacturing plant close down. When i first started working on forklifts i was working on Lansing Bagnalls Poes 4.1, Toer 4.2, FRER 5,7,9 etc. I remember on some of the older stuff there was an aluminum plaque with lansing bagnall and the pegasus logo. I have been looking for a few years now, nut haven't been able to locate one. Maybe one of you's can help. i am willing to buy or trade for forklift info etc. Please contact me if you were there is any.
  • Posted 1 Jul 2009 06:22 AM
  • rw748
  • Oxon, United Kingdom
Hi Leon
I have a frer 7.1 and could do with a wiring diagram 1973 as it has gone sick on full power (jerks)
It is part of the family and loathed to lay it up
  • Posted 16 Mar 2012 11:11 PM
Check the microswitches on top/side of the contactors are set correctly, they should make before the main direction contactor closes, or check for high resistance on the microswitches.

If it still does it, check the earth leakage / over current settings on the main contactor.
  • Posted 6 Apr 2012 08:00 AM
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