At LES®, we’re experts in the International Export of Lifting Equipment. We pride ourselves on our outstanding reputation with large Blue-Chip companies all over the world that are regularly impressed with our competitive Export Service that provides true value, as well as maximum efficiency.

Our dedicated Export Team has the capacity to handle everything from Freight Forwarding to Customs Clearance at your destination. Should your consignment require Specialist Packing such as Custom-Made Pallet Crates that conform to ISPM15 heat-treated wood specifications – you guessed it, we can do it.

We love to do our bit for the environment, therefore, nearly all of our exports are now shipped on Recycled Pressed Wood Pallets, where applicable – one of the many ways that we’re making a difference.

No goods are too big or too small; we can send anything, anywhere.

Our company is backed by our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Assurance Certification, and over the years LES has forged excellent relationships with superbly efficient freight forwarders, which enables us to quote competitively for all of our exports, whether it be by Sea, Road, or Air Freight.

For example, we are able to ship a Euro Pallet to the Dominican Republic, weighing 450kg, fully insured for up to £10,000, for under £250.

And if you need something in a hurry, we’ve got you. Our Worldwide Express Courier Services offer flexibility and the benefit of internationally timed deliveries when you need them most.



  • Packing- bespoke export packing service
  • Documentation (Certificates of Origin, EUR1, BIL of lading/AWB etc.)
  • Insurance
  • Sea/Air Freight to port or to door
  • Door-to-door express worldwide courier service
  • Customs clearance



Location Estimated Transit Time
Northern Ireland, Ireland, Highlands, Channel Islands 2- 3 Days
Western Europe: France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg 2 - 3 Days
Central Europe 3 - 7 Days
Eastern Europe 4 - 10 Days
Asia 7 - 30 Days
USA 1 - 7 Days Express Service*
Mexico / South America 7 - 45 Days

*Online only

When making a purchase online, we know you always want your goods as quickly as possible. When exporting worldwide, we always send your good using the most efficient mode of transport that budgets permit, to ensure that your products arrive in a timely manner. If we can send it by courier cost-effectively, then rest assured that we will.


When we send our consignments by ‘Air Freight’ they usually arrive within 12 – 24 hours from dispatch – it’s pretty easy and our team are happy to walk you through the entire process.

Air Freight usually involves the following: LES dispatches goods via an international air carrier such as British Airways World Cargo or Emirates Sky cargo. The goods then arrive at your local/agreed airport. At this point, the receiving warehouse at the destination airport will contact you to make payment of any duties and taxes, and if applicable, any handling fees. You will then arrange for the cargo to be collected from the airport, using you own domestic courier or transport. Of course, if you’d prefer LES to take care of any domestic onward transport, we can certainly provide upfront costs for this.

Sending goods by Sea Freight is usually applicable for larger consignments or non-urgent shipments, where it’s more cost-effective than air freight or express courier services. Ranging from 2-14 week transit time from the UK, depending on your destination. Sea Freight is a very similar process to air, the goods are delivered to a UK port of loading, then loaded into a shipping container aboard the vessel.

When the final destination port is reached, the clearing agent will make contact with you to provided payment for any duties, taxes, and handling fees, where applicable. You can then arrange onward domestic transport yourself. Or should you prefer LES to take care of this, then we have the capability to supply your goods with  door-to-door sea freight, meaning that you will only have to settle any applicable duties and taxes.


Clearing goods through customs is always easier than it sounds. You can usually estimate all of your import charges by performing the following:
  1. Ask LES the Harmonised System (HS) or Customs Tariff Code for your goods and check this with the local freight forwarder – they should be able to advise you of any local charges that you might encounter when important this type of equipment. Thankfully most of our equipment commands 0% duty in many countries.
  2. Check with your clearing agent or freight forwarder for any handling or ‘landing’ fees.
  3. If in any doubt, just contact a member of our Export Team.



International Returns and Exchanges are always difficult for most companies logistically – at LES, we try to make them as simple as possible. If something purchased from us is deemed faulty upon delivery, or is delivered incorrectly, we will also exchange or rectify the issue with zero cost to the customer.

Due to the nature of our products, we are only able to offer a ‘Return to Base’ type warranty, meaning any warranty repairs (unless otherwise agreed) would have to be performed at our warehouse in the UK. Should you purchase something and wish to return or exchange due to an incorrect item selection, size, or similar, then our Standard Returns and Restocking Policies apply (you can find details in the footer below). Please note that most countries customs allow for duties and taxes to be reclaimed on goods returned to vendors.

Our expert team can supply quotes for export that provide door-to-door service or door-to-port/airport at any location in the world. For more information, and an International Export Quotation, please contact our Sales/Export Teams today, who will be more than happy to assist.

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