About Us
About Us

Movetech UK, a trading name of British Turntable Co. Ltd, is a global leader in high quality engineered movement and handling solutions.

Since 1959 we have been designing and manufacturing high performance vehicle turntables, whether it’s for small cars, HGVs, construction traffic, or even military vehicles and aircraft, we have unrivalled expertise and experience in this field.

As well as commercial and industrial turntables, Movetech UK design and manufacture air film equipment for industries such as nuclear and aerospace, where we have been moving large loads on an almost frictionless film of air for over 40 years.

For the film/TV and exhibition industries we offer a range of revolving stages and smaller display turntables, all of which are available on short or long-term rental, or to purchase from stock.

Movetech UK was established in 1959 as Bolton Turntable Co Ltd, by Bolton businessman John C Entwistle

Movetech UK was initially founded in 1959 as Bolton Turntable Co Ltd, by the late John C Entwistle, who was very well-known in Bolton and throughout the northwest.

John, a Bolton businessman, worked hard to build the business, and was extremely committed to putting Bolton on the business map, which he did a great job of, helping his, and many other businesses and individuals along the way.

A single request for a car turntable, in a Bolton showroom, was the first turntable to be produced – and even though this was a novel idea at the time, even Worldwide, the company has certainly prospered and evolved significantly ever since.

With a vast product range now offering over 200 off-the-shelf products, in addition to a wide range of bespoke industrial movement solutions – the company has certainly prospered over the last 60+ years.

A family run business, in the heart of Bolton (UK), with over 60 years of British manufacturing success!

As a family run business, in the heart of Bolton, we have never rested on our laurels, and have always strived to improve everything we do, because we strongly believe growing and sustaining a successful business, especially for over 60 years, takes more than just passion and pride alone.

The company is now run by John’s son, Tim Entwistle (Managing Director), alongside his brother Russell Entwistle (Operations Director) and Technical Sales Director; Craig Wright – with a team of dedicated and talented professionals behind them.

Our longevity and success in business mirrors our ability to understand and anticipate the needs of customers and clients, revolutionising and adapting to the environments around us, in response to a continuously changing World.

60+ years of manufacturing success is built on a strong foundation of six core values. ‘Family values‘ is one of the principles we strongly stand by, and we believe these values in unison are essential to realising our vision and can only be achieved when every key value is rooted throughout every level of the business.

Working with some of the World’s leading commercial and most demanding industrial organisations

Over the years, we have become increasingly popular globally, as well as throughout the whole of the UK – with thousands upon thousands of products sold all over the world. Exporting started in 1965, and since then we have exported and delivered to more than 145 different countries including Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Saudi Arabia, UAE, America, Asia and Australia, to name but a few – even to the top of a snowy French mountain on the odd occasion (seriously).

Unrivalled industry knowledge coupled with over 60 years experience working with some of the World’s leading commercial and most demanding industrial organisations, often working to strictly imposed quality standards, has ensured that the products produced are that of an exceptionally high standard and quality.

Our team of talented designers and exceptionally skilled engineers ensure that we continually develop and produce an extensive range of high quality products for our customers all over the World.

Offering a diverse product range – from retail display movement to bespoke industrial solutions

Whilst turntables for heavy industrial through to light display use still form the core of the business, a range of additions to our portfolio, including Hovair air film technology and JUNG lifting equipment, has provided us with the means to provide the optimum solution to any industrial or commercial movement problem.

We work with with a wide range of industry leaders including Lendlease, MACE, Rolls Royce, JLR, ASDA, Waitrose and M&S to name but a few.

Our retail display movements units have helped bring a wide range of retail displays to life and have featured in many well-known department stores such as Hamleys, Selfridges, Lego, Schuh, Silver Cross and many, many more. In addition to helping create large festive displays in shopping centres up and down the country (and internationally), including the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, where they install hundreds of animated and illuminated Christmas decorations during the festive period, powered by retail display turntables and movements from our off-the-shelf standard product range.

First class quality as standard and certified with a number of industry recognised accreditations

We have also focused our commitment to understand and acknowledge the procedures and regulations that are required when it comes to working safely in the industries we cater for, especially the construction industry. As such we now proudly hold ISO9001 Quality Management, ISO14001 Environmental Management, CHAS and ConstructionLine Gold certification with in-house SMSTS, IOSH and NEBOSH qualified personnel – helping us and our clients to work in safe and professionally managed environments

More and more of our customers are discovering how our movement solutions approach can help to increase their efficiency, productivity, sales and profitability. Just take a look at our news releases and case studies for some projects our products have been involved in – the success speaks for itself.

We do understand, it’s never always a case of one size fits all, so if we don’t have a standard product that is suitable for your requirements, we will offer a tailor made solution just for you. From design to installation, our team of experts will work closely with you to produce an integrated solution to your individual needs, safely and efficiently.