40th Anniversary News

2022 Company Photograph

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40 years ago Mike Boniface built the 1st Interstater in small workshop just outside of Thetford.

Today the company is much larger and employs many more highly skilled staff, all of whom have contributed to the company’s success and the internationally recognisable Boniface brand.

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An Awarding Day at Truckfest Peterborough

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13 May 2022

According to our sources, there were more than 3,000 trucks on display at the Peterborough Truckfest from April 30 until May 2 at Truckfest 2022.  One of them was our 40th Anniversary Truck – a Scania provided by Millers of Longton, which won a Highly Commended Award. This is a great achievement and something Millers should be proud of considering the number of vehicles that were there, and is also a testament to the Boniface product and build quality.

Some of the team attended the event and it was great to catch up with old friends and customers and also see everyone relaxed and having a good time. The Peterborough show has always been good for the Boniface brand and, as always, you all did us proud by displaying a large range of Boniface products including Century Rotators, Recover Tridents, Interstaters, VLA slidebeds and more.

The Boniface anniversary truck will be attending several shows throughout the year (the next one being Truckfest Edinburgh on the 6th & 7th August), giving customers the opportunity to see our Recoverer Trident equipment, Deluxe Stainless Steel Bodywork and our latest modular stowage system. We look forward to meeting you there and will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Following the Edinburgh show, the Scania and Boniface team will be attending:

  • Truckfest  Southwest on the 3rd and 4th of September, 
  • Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton race circuit 9th – 11th September
  • Professional Recovery Tow Show  on the 27th - 29th September  

We would once again like to thank our sponsors and valued customers for their continued support during our 40th Anniversary year.

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Interview With Ryan Vickers - Part 1

New news Interview With Ryan Vickers - Part 1

07 May 2022

Now that the Bennetts British Superbike season is underway, we are pleased to share with you the first in our 3 part interview series with British Superbike Rider Ryan Vickers.

PART 1 - Taking Place on the Circuit

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2022 Show Vehicle Events

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22 April 2022

We would once again like to thank our sponsors and valued customers for their continued support during our 40th Anniversary year. 

Our 2022 show vehicle will be on display at the following locations and events throughout the year and we would love to see you there:

 
30th April – 2nd May                                                          Truckfest  Peterborough     
East of England Showground, Peterborough.                https://www.truckfest.co.uk/tickets/
 
6th & 7th August                                                                   Truckfest Edinburgh                                 
Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh                  https://www.truckfest.co.uk/tickets/
 
3rd & 4th September                                                          Truckfest  Southwest
Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet         https://www.truckfest.co.uk/tickets/
 
9th September – 11th September                                    Bennetts British Superbike Championship       
Snetterton Circuit, Norwich, Norfolk. NR16 2JU             https://snetterton.msv.com/SN-22-BSB
 
28th & 29th September                                                      Professional Recovery Tow Show           
Telford International Centre, Telford. TF3 4JH                http://recoverytowshow.co.uk/
 
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Ryan Vickers Trailer Video…

New news Ryan Vickers Trailer Video…

https://youtu.be/0riFUgXKWcI

16 April 2022

As the Bennetts British Superbike Season 2022 starts this weekend at Silverstone, please take a look at our trailer video for the three-part interviews series with Ryan Vickers coming soon.

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Boniface Sponsors British Superbike Rider Ryan Vickers

New news Boniface Sponsors British Superbike Rider Ryan Vickers

22 March 2022

As our 40th anniversary celebrations continue we are pleased to announce that Boniface Engineering is one of the sponsors of Ryan Vickers, a professional British Superbike rider from Thetford, for the 2022 season.

“We look forward to supporting Ryan throughout the season and plan to have a number of our team present to cheer him on at the Snetterton 300 event 9-11 September 2022.” said Mike Boniface – pictured with Ryan.  

Ryan has his 1st race of the season this weekend as the British Superbike Championship kicks off at Silverstone. Watch this page and our social media for updates as the season progresses.

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Celebrating our Sponsors

20 January 2022

We value all of our customers, staff and suppliers. As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we have invited our key suppliers to sponsor our special year. For a contribution to our various events, each sponsor will have their logo included on our special anniversary vehicle which should be present at all of our events during 2022, on our website (please see below) and have it displayed in a prominent position at the Telford Tow Show in September 2022.

Please contact Gavin Harper gharper@boniface-eng.com if you would also like to sponsor our special year.

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US2U Consulting

New news US2U Consulting

www.us2uconsulting.com

US2U Consulting is a boutique management consultancy based in Norwich, Norfolk working with clients across the UK in the engineering, retail, technology, pharmaceutical, education, finance, food and property sectors. We work hard to make a positive difference to their future success through people developmenttraining and mentoring.

With a strong business philosophy, we thrive on working in partnership with our clients to understand their business and design and deliver tailor made management solutions.

We strive to make every organisation more efficient and effective - giving it the best chance of achieving success and achieving its goals.

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Kelsa - High Quality Light Bars And Accessories

New news Kelsa - High Quality Light Bars And Accessories

www.kelsa.co.uk

Kelsa design and manufacture the widest range of high quality anodised aluminium and polished stainless steel spotlight bars for trucks, as well as supplying the best in lighting from Hella and Britax, and a variety of other truck accessories. Kelsa light bars are designed with care to complement the looks and lighting efficiency of your truck.

All our bars are available in polished stainless steel and anodised aluminium and most are bent and fabricated in our workshops on-site. All bars are designed to fit by the most efficient means, with minimum (if any) need for drilling. If you wish, we can have (aluminium) bars powder-coated in your livery colour.

Contact Us: 
Call +44 (0)1298 815800
Email info@kelsa.co.uk
 
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Fleet Livery Solutions Ltd

New news Fleet Livery Solutions Ltd

www.fleetliverysolutions.co.uk

Vehicle Graphics For Your Fleet - We deliver consistently high quality fleet branding, on time and on budget.

Fleet Livery Solutions are one of the UK’s leading fleet graphics companies working across the country from our offices in Lowestoft and near Bristol.

Our business is visual communications, and our mission is simple – to supply and fit vehicle livery that helps your business grow.

From large national fleets to bespoke, individual vehicles,  FLS have a complete range of in-house services to compliment your fleet requirements.

By understanding your needs before using our skills and knowledge we ensure you receive consistent, high quality goods and service across your entire fleet.

Contact us on 01502 448736 or complete the contact form below and we will be in touch to discuss your vehicle livery requirements.

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Tow Truck Trader

New news Tow Truck Trader

www.towtrucktrader.co.uk

Here at Tow Truck Trader we offer a specialised brokering service for the vehicle recovery operator whereby we can source new and used recovery vehicles and/or sell your existing recovery vehicles and equipment through this website and trade publications.

Recovery vehicles vary from a simple beavertail single-car transporter to a sophisticated heavy duty rotator capable of dealing with the largest of incidents. These vehicles perform a vital emergency service and are essential in order to keep the roads clear by efficiently removing broken down and accident damaged vehicles from the national road network.

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TruckMax Ltd

New news TruckMax Ltd

www.truckmax.co.uk

TruckMax Ltd was formed in 2011 with the sole purpose of designing, manufacturing and fitting high quality bespoke stainless steel exhaust systems for all HGV trucks.

This remains TruckMax’s key priority today. Five years on, Adrian Cooper, Managing Director, who also runs the business day to day is constantly developing and finding innovative ways to offer systems that look both aesthetically pleasing whilst meeting each customers’ individual needs and requirements. 

In addition to our exhaust systems, TruckMax are also agents for both DINEX and KLEERS

TruckMax has successfully installed hundreds of exhaust systems and are keen to offer their experience and expertise to you and your vehicle.
Call NOW for details...

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Durite

New news Durite

www.durite.co.uk

Leaders in Vehicle Safety and Auto Electrical Parts

Durite are leaders in Vehicle Safety, LED Lighting and Auto Electrical Parts, with over 5000 products available. Bringing you the latest technology and highest quality components,
our goal is to provide simple yet effective solutions to our customers. From our All-in-One FORS and DVS Compliant Kits to the 1000s of core reliable components that keep your
vehicle going, we will always have the perfect solution for you, your fleet and your business.

Durite are a FORS Associate Supplier, SMMT, FTA and a CEA member with an ISO9001:2015 accreditation. Our seriousness and passion for what we do make us;
“THE TRUSTED QUALITY BRAND FOR PROFESSIONALS”

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Inter UK

New news Inter UK

www.inter-uk.com

These are facts which speak for themselves: in the competitive market of vehicle conversion hundreds of customers regard Inter UK as 'the preferred converter'.

Centrally based within East Anglia, Inter UK has rapidly expanded since its foundation in the early 1990's.

Key employers locally, we have a specialist workforce which is skilled in chassis conversion and the fitment of additional axles. Inter UK is also a sought-after provider of specialised bodywork, parts and of ancillary equipment, including toolboxes, exhaust systems and fuel tanks.

Inter UK's pole position on the vehicle conversion grid and our continuing popularity with clients big and small, is based on the combination of traditional values with a modern outlook.

At Inter UK we use our expertise in converting vehicles, whether owner-driver, distributor or multi-national enterprises.

One of our primary specialities is the fitting of supplementary axles (mid-lift, rear-lift or self-steering) to trucks, which is of environmental significance. Not only can we give older vehicles many more years of viable life, but the addition of extra axles will help preserve the existing highway infrastructure.

We at Inter UK make it our watchword to give top care and expertise, putting our customers' vehicles and our own business on the road to success.

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DCA Ltd

New news DCA Ltd

www.dca-ltd.com

DCA acts as a central source for sales and technical assistance, supplying dependable and cost effective hydraulic components, systems and electronic solutions through our partner companies.

Our structure is both unique and effective. It offers a sales team with national coverage, an extensive and cost effective equipment portfolio, an accessible engineering resource, hydraulic design capability and technical support. It’s a proven combination, providing a complete service package covering every customer requirement.

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Kebrell Nuts and Bolts Ltd

New news Kebrell Nuts and Bolts Ltd

www.kebrell.co.uk

Founded in 1967, the Kebrell Group - Kebrell Nuts and Bolts Ltd, High Tensile Bolts Ltd and Dytsa (UK) Ltd - has been a trusted partner in the supply of high quality C-Part and industrial fastening solutions. 

In addition to our six distribution centres throughout the UK, we have a manufacturing plant in Spain specialising in standard and special high tensile cold-forged bolts and screws for the automotive sector. 

Our Head Office in the West Midlands has a 200,000 sq ft warehouse with a stockholding of around 12,000 tons. This is made up of over 100,000 stock items available in more than 150,000 different sizes, all meeting the most stringent quality standards.

Our range of fasteners, listed in imperial and metric, includes many non-standard parts and parts manufactured to OEM drawings. We also manufacture custom-designed fasteners to meet the precise needs of individual customers. Underpinning everything we do s a level of service that's second to none and a highly competitive pricing structure. 

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Losi Ltd

New news Losi Ltd

www.losiuk.co.uk

In 2015, LoSi Ltd acquired the stock & goodwill of Euro Industrial Equipment (UK) Ltd, the former M+S Hydraulic motor & Caproni gear pump distributor in the UK

Working closely with major partners such as M+S Hydraulic & Caproni JSC, LoSi Ltd is able to offer prompt, reliable, cost effective hydraulic solutions.

Whether it is an independent local customer or an international industrial enterprise, LoSi’s goal is to provide individual consultation, competent project management & optimum service

Success for LoSi has come by working closely with key OEM manufacturers & being involved with them at the design stage of projects through to production build

We have distribution centres in Kaiserslautern Germany & King’s Lynn UK, supported by a hydraulic manifold design & manufacturing facility in Bulgaria

If you have hydraulic needs then please contact us!

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Aalco

New news Aalco

www.aalco.co.uk/

We pride ourselves on offering our customers a responsive and competitive service for supplying anything from single item orders to major JIT contracts. There really is no minimum (or maximum) amount you can order.

Our extensive inventory includes Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and Bronze in all semi-finished forms, covering a wide range of grades/alloys, shapes and sizes – both industry standards and special or bespoke items for particular applications or individual customers.

We have 18 service centres around the country which offer a reliable and on-time delivery service anywhere in the UK. Each centre holds stock to meet the immediate needs of customers in the local area and this is backed up by bulk stocks held at a central warehouse.

To find out more, ask for a quotation or get to advice on any product selection, please contact your local Aalco service centre.

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Parker Hydraulics

New news Parker Hydraulics

www.parkerhydraulics.co.uk

Parker Hydraulics and Pneumatics was formed in 1975 selling bulk hydraulic hose, couplings and hose assemblies for the OEM and replacement market.

Today we supply specialist hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical control equipment and services.

We are a leading distributor for some of the largest brands in our field and supplying market segments, such as agricultural, oil & gas, food & beverage, packaging, construction and industrial.

Why Us?

With over 40 years of experience, a vast knowledge of the local area, and heavy involvement in a variety of sectors means we understand the demands of today’s industries.

Specialist sales engineers are here to offer on-site advice and technical support. Whilst our field based engineers and in-house specialists are at hand to provide in-depth knowledge of our key application areas. Striving to deliver quality to the highest standards, giving you peace of mind. Being able deliver excellence in the most complicated of integrated applications means we continually save our customers time and money.

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Thompson Commercials

New news Thompson Commercials

www.thompsoncommercials.com

We have all you need to keep your company moving. Whether you are an operator looking to replace one or more of your trucks, an export customer looking for particular age vehicles or a motor trader browsing our trade-in vehicles, our sales team would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements.

Thompson Group Ltd is a company born over the span of several decades, their roots are in the cycle and motorcycle business established in the old East Riding of Yorkshire back in 1910 progressing to become Thompsons of Beverley.

From 1973 to 1986 the company operated as a DAF Trucks franchise, changing to Renault Trucks in 1986. Thompson of Beverley went from strength to strength hosting many an event at their premises and attending Driffield Show regularly, amongst other shows.

Many of the customers who we still deal with today are customers of old. We strive to build successful and lasting relationships with all of our customers, new and old.
1996 saw Thompson of Beverley move to purpose built Premises in Kingston upon Hull and became Thompson Commercials Ltd, continuing successfully as a Renault Trucks dealer.

In 2000 a management buyout was undertaken and Thompson Commercials Ltd came under the ownership of five men who had worked at Thompson Commercials Ltd for most of their working lives. Acquiring our Boroughbridge depot in the process.
The company then went on to win the prestigious Motor Transport Award in 2001.

By 2004 the Company had also acquired a depot in Teesside and Tyneside adding depots in Grimsby, Sheffield and Boston not long after.
Our sister company Premium Leasing Ltd was formed in 2010 allowing us to offer our customers a wider range of services in the Contract Hire department. Thompson Group Ltd was born.
May 2013 saw Thompson Group Ltd adding an Isuzu Franchise to their resume, an exciting prospect for the company to be heading into new waters and being able to offer our customers an even wider range of vehicles to cater for their needs.

Our newest depot is located just off the A1 near ripon, this brand new, purpose built depot was finished late 2016 and is now looking great, feel free to pop in for the tour!

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Guest Truck And Van

New news Guest Truck And Van

www.guests.co.uk

Guest Motors Limited have been trading in the motor trade for over 100 years, the Guest commercial vehicle operations include the Guest Truck and Van and Sherwood Truck and Van brands, these include dedicated commercial vehicle centres for throughout the Midlands, South Yorkshire and East Anglia representing Iveco and Fiat Professional. Along with Guest and Sherwood Bodyshops and Vehicle Lining Services an accessory and aftermarket products centre for commercial vehicles.

Core to the ‘Guest Customer’ philosophy at all of our operations is customer service. Whether you run one or 1000 vehicles we truly value your custom and welcome any opportunity to assist you with your vehicle needs and requirements.

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Chassis Cab

New news Chassis Cab

https://www.chassiscab.co.uk

The DAF Truck franchise holder for East Anglia

  • DAF Truck Sales (New and Used)
  • Truck Servicing and Repair
  • Supply of DAF and TRP Truck & Trailer Parts
  • Commercial Vehicle Paint and Body Shop
  • Chassis Straightening
  • Vehicle Air Conditioning Maintenance

Our Services:

  •  New truck sales
  •  Used truck sales
  •  Truck & trailer parts for all makes
  •  DAF Genuine parts
  •  Repair & maintenance
  •  Competitive finance & leasing options

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TRUMPF

New news TRUMPF

https://www.trumpf.com/en_GB/

Our mission is to further develop and digitally connect production technology, to make it even more efficient, precise and future-proof. In doing so, we want to make manufacturing and its upstream and downstream processes more efficient. This is how we build the industrial world of tomorrow. We are market and technology leaders in machine tools and lasers for industrial manufacturing, and work with our innovations in almost every sector. Our software solutions pave the way to the Smart Factory, allowing us to implement high-tech processes in industrial electronics.

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T&C Services

New news T&C Services

https://recovery-equipment.co.uk/

T & C Services (1990) Ltd was started in November 1990 following the demise of Wreckers International a major recovery truck builder. Carole Smith the Managing Director started the business following her role in sales at Wreckers Int. The business has grown over the last 30 years into a leading supplier into many diverse industries including Recovery, Salvage, Marine and Farming to name just a few.

Personal customer service and quality are important to us, being able to provide extensive knowledge of the industry procedures and products. We strive to source British made products and use British manufacturers for our products as much as we can, to ensure quality and good after sales care.

We have developed produced and supplied specialist equipment to High profile customers such as the MOD, and our lifting bar system can be seen on TV during the BTCC racing car season.

Our website is a great tool for you to place orders and use our Webchat, but we are always happy to receive calls to take orders, offer help and technical support.

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Robert Harwood Trading

New news Robert Harwood Trading

https://www.rhtltd.co.uk/

RHT Lifting equipment is a specialist supplier of lifting and handling equipment. Customers can place orders online for lifting equipment and receive their order within days. RHT is an industry certified supplier, professionals in their field and makes the task of sourcing and supplying the right equipment for lifting and safety equipment straightforward and hassle free.

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Nationwide Service Care

New news Nationwide Service Care

https://www.nationwideservicecare.com/

Nationwide Service Care Ltd was established in 1995 and operates a nationwide team of technical field service engineers.

We specialise in supporting fleet equipment providers, and fleet customers direct, with the installation and service support of in-vehicle equipment – this includes telematic systems, communication devices, data systems, physical mounting systems, security devices, etc.

Our Customer Service Team can completely handle the customer from start to finish, keeping all parties informed throughout, whilst our Field Service Team ensure that the installations are completed to a high standard whilst adhering to any related safety and legal requirements.

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ARGO HYTOS

New news ARGO HYTOS

https://www.argo-hytos.com/

ARGO-HYTOS - A strong brand in fluid technology

As a components and system supplier ARGO-HYTOS is an essential part in the supply chain of the world market leaders when it comes to mobile working machinery and mechanical engineering. ARGO-HYTOS has established an international network of production and distribution companies to provide the full support our successful global customers are accustomed to. We offer customer-oriented added value and expertise at the customers’ location. With modern technical challenges becoming more complex as time goes on, it is vital to find system partners who can offer an integrated approach supported by outstanding experience, which they can contribute to projects and offer solutions for fluid power technology.

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Independent Lifting

New news Independent Lifting

https://www.independentlifting.com

We provide support, testing and inspection services to a wide range of clients of all sizes who typically operate within the following sectors:-

  • Power
  • Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Oil & Gas Services
  • Petrochemical
  • Marine
  • Defense
  • Agricultural

We offer a wide range of services that can be found on our services page and a wide array of lifting equipment supplies that can be found on our sales page.

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ECCO

New news ECCO

https://www.eccoesg.co.uk/

What we do at ECCO is known the world over. But why do we do it? All in the name of safety and productivity.

For more than 45 years, our people have put professionals first in engineering, design, manufacturing, and service so they can work safer and with better results. Even at a glance it’s clear to see why pros trust ECCO when there’s a job to be done right.

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ASTONLARK

New news ASTONLARK

https://www.astonlark.com/

Whoever you are, however you live, and wherever you do business, we’re by your side when you need us most. By getting to know you, we understand you better, and while insurance can be complex, we make things simple and clear. What matters to you, matters to us.

In July 2018, two of the UK’s largest, independent insurance brokers came together: Aston Scott Group and Lark Group. With shared beliefs, values and ambitions we embarked upon our journey to become the most trusted advisors in the industry.

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2B Hydraulics

New news 2B Hydraulics

www.2bhydraulics.co.uk

Whether it is a direct replacement for a common product, a completely new system design or devising an ingenious way to replace an obsolete part, 2B HYDRAULICS will provide you with sound advice and a range of cost-effective solutions. We will meet your needs with our enviable combination of:

EXPERIENCE, QUALITY, KNOWLEDGE and VALUE FOR MONEY.

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ASAMS

New news ASAMS

https://www.asams.co.uk

ASAMS Limited is an independent ISO 17025 UKAS accredited metals testing laboratory No. 0935 based in Great Yarmouth, offering services to multiple industries with a main focus on the oil and gas industry.

Services include tensile testing, hardness testing, charpy impact testing and corrosion testing. For full details on our range of testing please consult the Testing Capabilities page.

ASAMS is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and the highest standards in quality assurance.

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40th Anniversary Celebrations

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18th January 2022

Today is the big day!

Tuesday 18th January celebrates 40 years of trading as Boniface Engineering. Our day included many celebrations & a few surprises for everybody who helps to make the business a success. 

With Michael Boniface starting in a small workshop with little more than a welder and plans to turn steel into something more, here we are in 2022, still going strong and making some of the best recovery equipment in the world.

We couldn’t do this without our colleagues, customers and suppliers so everybody that has been a part of the last 40 years, thank you!  And to all of you that will continue to be a success in the future, we look forward to seeing in 50 years with you too.

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