BLEC forced into administration

Charmian Robinsonin Industry News

With enormous regret BLEC Landscaping Equipment Company Ltd has to announce that the company has gone into administration.

Gary and Sue Mumby started BLEC in 1986 and have over the last 22 years built the company into a worldwide enterprise, supplying machines across the globe. At its peak, the company employed fifty people and the premises at Deeping St. James, Nr Peterborough was expanded to accommodate new office and manufacturing facilities.

However, since early 2008, the company has suffered a series of blows, including a severe downturn in orders from Europe and particularly the United States, coupled with the appalling weather effecting UK sales of their large range of landscaping equipment.

The thirty five members of staff have been laid off and the premises are now closed.

Gary and Sue would like to thank all of their distributors, customers and suppliers who have shown their continued support for Blec products over the years and hope that the future brings a more positive outcome for everyone struggling in today's difficult climate.

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