Innovation Award entrant – Bri-Stor Systems
The UK’s largest converter of lightweight commercial vehicles, Bri-Stor Systems is constantly innovating to meet its customers’ bespoke needs.
Based in Hixon, near Stafford, the company has 250 employees and is part of the Hex Group that was set up by current CEO Martin Smith’s parents 40 years ago.
Recent innovations include a key-out system that reduces the need for roadside idling and cuts both fuel costs and the carbon footprint of vehicles. This is currently being trialled with several utility companies with the aim of rolling it out.
Simon Webb, Managing Director of Bri-Stor Systems, said: “We have spent the last year working closely with a number of our key partners on this project to deliver a system that reduces engine run time and will reduce fuel costs and the vehicle’s carbon footprint. This project has successfully delivered the targets we set out to meet.
“Innovation is at the core of our business and we work closely with customers to quickly understand their specific requirements, developing custom products and solutions where required.”
Bri-Stor’s commercial vehicle conversions include including internal van racking, roof equipment, onboard power and van racking accessories. From design consultancy to manufacture then installation, everything is done in-house.
The company is committed to reducing its environmental impact including becoming carbon neutral by 2037. It’s currently exploring more opportunities with solar power and wind energy with the goal of becoming an off-grid business.
Bri-Stor Systems has entered the Innovation Award category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards.