About PHL

PHL are plant machinery suppliers and purchasers. Our specialist teams can assist you with a huge depth of knowledge when it comes to plant handling equipment.

The Beginning

At PHL UK Ltd, we are fortunate enough to have forklift pedigree from our managing directors’ lineage. Richard Hawkins is from a family of an old English forklift manufacturer called Hamech, and the brand was subsequently sold to Crown lift trucks in the 1990s.

With Richard at the helm, PHL was created in the early 90s to buy and sell used material-handling machinery and was one of the first companies in the UK to establish a wholesale forklift truck business.

The Next Level

Dilyan Alexiev’s roots are in Eastern Europe. His family was involved in the Blkancar factories in the old communist Bulgaria - the only forklift manufacturer in Eastern Europe at the time.

In 2003, Dilyan And Richard combined their knowledge to bring PHL to a different level. With their combined experience and dedication, there are few countries in the world that PHL have not delivered forklifts to. Both are passionate about forklifts, leading others to be brought on board. Our business philosophy is passed onto our talented employees. With this in mind, PHL has built a strong and dedicated team with the right attitude to help customers and deliver value in our service.

Present & Future

In the early 2000s, PHL focused mainly on the European market, and gradually opened up in other international markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa. Our mission is to provide long-term collaboration and partnership with our customers. PHL will always go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction by providing an extensive choice of stock, expert knowledge from our team and reliable delivery worldwide.

We build partnerships with clients that have lasted for many years and will last many more. Collaboration with our long-term partners is a key part of our business, and we are always enthusiastic to find new clients and new markets.