Blachford UK set to Unveil Latest Enhancements at IVT Expo 2019

The Blachford UK team is set to greet thousands of visitors at the IVT Expo 2019 being held at Koln Messe in Cologne, Germany, from February 13 – 14, 2019.

Organized by Industrial Vehicle Technology magazine, this is the first international exhibition to bring together the industrial vehicle industry and showcases the latest and next-generation components and technologies all under one roof.

Located on stand 3010, the Blachford UK team will be unveiling a number of new technologies in polyurethane and elastomer acoustic barrier technology at the show.

Developed in-house by Blachford’s own chemist Dr Ken Kendall, five brand new acoustic and thermal applications for industrial vehicles will be showcased at the Expo by Blachford, including:

  • Anti-scratch floor mats
  • Two color floor mats
  • Polyethylene film floor mat protector
  • Embedding of electronics
  • Lightweight foam floormats for fork lift trucks


Jason Lippit, Managing Director of Blachford UK will be attending IVT Expo with Blachford UK’s Sales Director and Technical Directors, Patrick Thompson and Dr Ken Kendall respectively.

Jason commented: “As a leading UK designer, engineer and manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles, we are delighted to bring these new technologies to the IVT Expo. The applications have all been developed following feedback from the customers of vehicle manufacturers. We are confident our latest floor mat enhancements will add value to vehicles.”

Alongside the new floor mat technologies being unveiled at the Expo, Blachford is showcasing its full range of polyurethane and acoustic products.

Jason explained: “Although there are no full vehicles allowed at the show, we have developed our own display frame to show the range of solutions we produce at Blachford which are designed to deliver the best possible cab acoustic performance.”

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About Blachford UK Ltd.

Blachford UK is a leading manufacturer of polyurethane elastomer, it also provides other materials for the purpose of making industrial vehicles quieter.

Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Blachford UK offers an end-to-end service in acoustic and thermal insulation.

It is part of the global Blachford Acoustics Group, benefiting from an extensive supply chain and distribution options.

From developing materials, designs and molding, to producing the end products, Blachford UK completes the entire process in its purpose-built facility in the center of the country.

Every item is bespoke. Product ranges include, but are not limited to:

  • Interior trims
  • Acoustic headliners
  • Flooring systems
  • Engine bay systems
  • Cabin and body exterior systems

Headed by Managing Director Jason Lippitt, Blachford UK employees over 100 people at its UK headquarters in Holmewood, Chesterfield.

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