Materials handling equipment manufacturer UniCarriers has become the latest member of the transport and logistics industry to pledge its support to Transaid as a corporate sponsor.
The manufacturer will help bolster the international development charity’s lifesaving work in Africa, which includes professional driver training and maternal health programmes, through annual membership contributions. With these vital unrestricted funds, Transaid can test and implement new projects aimed at helping even more people benefit from improved access to healthcare and livelihoods.
Mark Gibb, Managing Director, UniCarriers, says: “Transaid is an incredible organisation and we’re thrilled to be able to lend our support to such a worthwhile cause, and in particular to the charity’s road safety and professional training projects.
“Improving standards of transport systems in the developing world should be seen as the responsibility of those in the UK sector and we’re looking forward to helping to champion this movement.”
As part of the corporate membership, UniCarriers’ employees have the opportunity to participate in Transaid’s cycle challenges, host their own fundraising initiatives or become directly involved in the charity’s work on secondment to one of its projects. In donating their time and sharing their hard-earned knowledge, UniCarriers’ employees will be able to make a real difference, whilst benefiting from an enriching hands-on experience.
Gary Forster, CEO of Transaid, says: “Our corporate supporters are the cornerstone of our operations. With their dedication and support – both monetary and by sharing their collective industry expertise – we are able to expand our projects to a greater number of areas and to improve even more lives.”
The UniCarriers Group was formed in 2011, merging the brands of Atlet, Nissan Forklift and TCM. Drawing on industry experience that goes back to 1949, the group manufactures and supplies materials handling equipment in more than 100 countries and has upwards of 5,000 employees worldwide.