LFI Supplier Trip June 2022

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LFI Supplier Trip 

Our Managing Director Gail Hounslea and Operations Director Gareth Monger paid a visit to one of our many suppliers, LFI, in Newent in June 2022. 

At Ladderstore, we like to visit our suppliers on a regular basis to ensure that the products we sell to our customers meet the most recent safety standards. 

They spend the day with the LFI team, getting to see how some of the ladders are made and having some good discussions with the team to find out what works for LFI and what products we might see on the website later this year! 

LFI Building & Manufacturing Location

So, let us see what they got up to during their trip: 

We had a wonderful time down at LFI, and the weather cooperated as well! We had the pleasure of speaking with Ben Walker - (Managing Director), Andy Ferris - (Commercial Director), Candice O'Keeffe - (Sales Office Manager), and Darren Smart - (Operations Director) and getting a great tour of the warehouse and seeing how many of the LFI products that we have on the website are made. It is always interesting to see what goes into making a ladder, especially what is required to ensure that the ladder meets EN131 ladder standards. 

The LFI TUFF industrial extension ladder range was one of the new ladder lines that piqued our interest. We were so impressed with the extension ladder range that we immediately added it to the website. 

We spoke with the LFI operations director, and there is an extremely exciting future development of being able to bring next day delivery to our LFI products, so keep an eye out for that future website update. 

We were impressed with the inclusive culture and continuous improvement is shown and product knowledge from time served members of the team in the manufacturing operations. 

And, of course, we could not leave without bringing back an LFI water bottle for the team. 


Gail Hounslea: 

“It was fantastic to see a British manufacturing company improve and grow. LFI manufactures high-quality ladders, provides excellent customer service, and is always looking for ways to improve.” 

Gareth Monger: 

“LFI has changed a lot since our last visit, so it was exciting to see not only the improvements but also what LFI has planned for the future in terms of service offerings and product development.”

About The LFI Ladders Suppliers 

LFI is a family-run business based in the United Kingdom that has been in operation for four generations. They have been manufacturing access equipment and ladders for over 70 years, and the founder, Trevor Lane, began the company in his shed for local builders in the area. As a result of increased demand, LFI was founded, and they are now known for manufacturing all their industrial products with safety in mind. 

Their most popular products are Load step Vehicle Access Ladders and Triple Extension Ladders. They also make pole ladders, roof ladders, combination ladders, and surveyor ladders. LFI also carries a wide range of ladder accessories. They offer a wide range of ladders, but their main product groups for assisting customers in selecting the right ladder are LFI Tuff, LFI Pro, and LFI Home.

Talk With One of Our Experts 

At Ladderstore, we have a team of ladder training and qualified staff who can advise you on the best ladders for the job. We strive to provide the safest product for the job, which includes ensuring that all the products we supply are certified to the most recent standards, and we can even quote for bespoke solutions for those more unique queries. Give one of our training members a call on 01204 590 232 to learn more or contact us with your working at height concerns, and one of our team members will respond with the ideal working at height solution. 

Gareth Monger With Andy from LFI Ladders


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