Stephen Astbury joins Narrow Aisle


Following the recent announcement of a significant investment in its operations serving the USA and Canadian markets, Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based space-saving intralogistics solutions – has appointed Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development.

As a key member of Narrow Aisle’s marketing management team, Stephen will oversee delivery of sales and commercial and customer strategy across a number of key territories – including the USA and Canada.

Stephen joins Narrow Aisle from Translift Bendi, where he reached the position of sales and marketing director in a career spanning almost 20 years with that company. He has also held senior roles with Linde and BT Rolatruc.

Stephen Astbury comments: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined Narrow Aisle Flexi at such an exciting time for the company and, indeed, the development of the entire intralogistics sector.

“Narrow Aisle’s range of Flexi very narrow aisle warehouse trucks is renowned around the world for its space saving, operational efficiency and build quality.

“The Flexi brand’s outstanding reputation and Narrow Aisle’s dynamic growth plans proved a very compelling attraction and I am looking forward to working with a great team to identify new opportunities and achieve substantial and sustainable growth across the intralogistics sector.”

John Maguire, Managing Director of Narrow Aisle, commented: “Stephen Astbury is an outstanding appointment for Narrow Aisle. He has joined our team at the perfect moment. With his extensive experience in the articulated VNA truck sector, he will be a tremendous asset and I know that he will help lead our business development and sales opportunities to new heights across the globe.”