HRH Prince Andrew Visits Niftylift in UK

HRH Prince Andrew in discussion with Niftylift Directors during the Milton Keynes factory tour

On March 28th 2012, His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York - a member of the British Royal Family - visited the UK headquarters of Niftylift.

His Royal Highness was greeted by company Chairman, Roger Bowden, and Managing Director, John Keely, who explained the Niftylift's growth in international markets over recent years.

HRH Prince Andrew meets two 1st year apprentices from Niftylift

The Duke was shown around the company's lean manufacturing facilities and given an explanation of the assembly process. His Royal Highness was introduced to apprentices undergoing their training at the company and also met ex-apprentices who had trained at the company and progressed into product management roles. Prince Andrew was pleased to witness the company's ongoing investment in people.


The Duke was then shown the company's New Product Development facility where he met undergraduate engineers on placement from leading UK universities and was shown work by local school students on the Engineering Education Scheme. His Royal Highness was shown the computer aided design and advanced simulation techniques used to develop new products, as well as the company's latest prototype machine in build.

Finally, Prince Andrew was given a demonstration of the company's existing products, including the SP50 Hybrid 4x4, a low-weight self-propelled mobile elevating work platform containing several patented technologies.

The visit was a very enjoyable to everyone involved and Prince Andrew was pleased to see the hard work and quality products produced by Niftylift.

For more information about the Royal visit, please contact:

Simon Maher - Marketing Manager

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