Forbes Technologies Ltd
The Forbes Group has its origins dating back to the late 1950s, and is a major force in the field of plastics fabrications. A privately owned group of companies, managed by a tightly knit team, with strong financial & technical bases. We are dedicated to the design and manufacture of tanks, vessels, scrubbers, degassers and other chemical plant in thermoplastics and glass fibre reinforced materials. Everyone within the company is dedicated to supplying our customers with high quality products at competitive prices, without jeopardising the well being of the staff, the public at large and the environment. We strive towards continual company improvement and aspire to provide standards of excellence, efficiency and service that make Forbes a comfortable organisation to deal with.
In 1993, Forbes were the first company in their field to achieve accreditation to BS EN ISO 9001: 1994 in formal recognition of their long established quality systems. We are now accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2000.
Fabrications are to the highest specifications as stated in industry standards such as BS4994:1987.
Our extensive 'in house' capabilities include mechanical engineering design along with chemical process design. We have a CAD network operating with Autodesk Inventor Professional 10 and Autodesk Mechanical 2006 software.
The Forbes Group head office, design and administration offices are located in a brand new purpose built sales & design office located just outside Downham Market, Norfolk
The manufacturing sites - totalling 18,500 m2 are located on Pinnaclehill Industrial Estate, Kelso, Roxburghshire, UK.
There are now four purpose built factories, three of which are dedicated to plastics manufacture, the fourth being used solely for fabrication of metal accessories, such as ladders and walkways, mainly in stainless steels, carbon steels and aluminium.
Administrative computer networks at Denver and Kelso are linked by a dedicated VPN link. Giving instant access between sites and main computer servers, which also carries voice and fax and data communications.
The requirement for Forbes products are far reaching, and our large client base covers most industries including chemicals, water & waste treatment, environmental, oil & gas, dairy & food, beverages, pharmaceutical, electronics and energy. Products handled are as diverse as sodium hydroxide, beer, baby lotion, vinegar and hydrochloric acid.
Forbes, since pioneering the application of engineering plastics has served the major companies in virtually every field of industrial activity. Not only are Forbes products in daily use at almost every significant enterprise in the UK, they have been exported around the world to locations as widespread as Arctic Russia, the Arabian Gulf, Korea, West Africa and China to name but a few.
'Tall oaks from little acorns grow' is an apt quotation to describe the steady growth of the Forbes Group from its modest beginnings in the distribution of plastics, through to the quality manufacturing company as seen today.
Not only is Forbes now the largest manufacturer in the UK of custom designed and built tanks and vessels in plastics materials, the group has also developed a significant expertise in environmental technologies, particularly in the areas of odour control and fume scrubbing.
Forbes tanks and fabrications are now used in one form or another in practically every type of industrial application.
The head office at Denver continues to handle sales, design and general administration and continuing improvements in communications have helped to facilitate the larger than usual separation between offices and production.
The main production facility located in Kelso in the Borders of Scotland has grown to encompass an area in excess of 18500 M2 and is the home to four purpose built factories each dedicated to the manufacture of high quality tanks and fabrications.
We are a company dedicated to providing our customers with high quality products at competitive prices and we aspire to do this without jeopardising the well-being of our staff, the public at large and the environment. We strive towards continual company improvement and to provide the standards of excellence, efficiency and service that have always made Forbes a comfortable organisation to deal with.
We are an independent privately owned business, soundly managed by a tightly knit team and with strong technical and financial bases. We are dedicated to supplying our customers with high quality products at competitive prices without jeopardising the well-being of our staff, the public at large, or the environment.
Everyone working at Forbes is committed to supplying our customers with high quality products. From our earliest days we have been involved in the chemical, water, oil and gas industries and have operated extensive quality control procedures. For many years every Forbes product has had an individual, fully traceable QC record.
We always place a strong emphasis on customer care, and Forbes after sales service is second to none.
Forbes were the first major manufacturer in their field to achieve registration of their Quality Management System to BS5750 Part 1 and, in 2003, we successfully made the transition to BS EN ISO 9001:2000 (certificate number FM 24188). This standard covers both design and manufacture of products, which is particularly appropriate to our business where all products are custom built to customer?s specific applications.
We all strive towards continual company improvement and aspire to provide standards of excellence, efficiency and service that make Forbes a comfortable organisation to deal with.