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About LTL Group

Why LTL?

LTL's expertise covers both mechanical engineering and process controls - we are able to work closely alongside every customer to provide tailored solutions. Each project, whether for services and/or products, is developed to suit a particular application. This ensures cost-effectiveness with maximum efficiency.

The LTL difference

LTL has taken a 'scientific approach' to the primary process and examined all areas that make a contribution to increased quality and yield. We are able to consider projects as a whole, not just a single piece of equipment. Through this approach we are providing significant customer benefits.

Flexible and effective

Because we specialise, we can provide a high level capability yet remain flexible and fast to respond. This is echoed in our advanced design techniques, such as 3D modelling software, and use of high-performance materials and specifications - ensuring fast build times and an efficient installation and commissioning process.

Innovation and design excellence

You'll find that many of our products look different to other options within the industry. This is due to our scientific approach and lateral thinking - take a look at our product range or talk to us about how this approach can work for you.

Management and support

LTL operates a highly structured system for each project to ensure complete control and overseeing of every stage, from design and development through to build, installation and commissioning. This is backed-up by comprehensive ongoing training and full customer support, worldwide. We also provide full maintenance contracts where required.

LTL people

When you deal with LTL you are dealing with some of the most experienced people in the industry, with great track-records and proven skills:

Paul Lawton-Bryant - Group Managing Director

Paul has a mechanical engineering background and an excellent reputation for his professionalism within the industry.

Starting as an apprentice with AMF Legg he spent time in Cutting Machines and Quality Control before progressing via a Supervisors role and then into sales.

When Legg set-up a refurbishment operation Paul took on a Sales Manager role and the closure of this company lead to the eventual establishment of what was then known as Leatham Tobacco.

As one of the three founders, Paul's drive and ambition has seen the company turned into the LTL of today - producing innovative equipment with a high level of engineering and design integrity.

Monty White - Consultant

Monty White is an advisor to LTL Group. for its primary process equipment design and development. He is also an independent consultant for wider industry projects. As former Development Director of GBE Legg, he has over 35 years of process experience and has commissioned and evaluated a number of extensive technical studies into the effects of equipment on tobacco quality.

Julie Lawton-Bryant - Financial Director

With over 20 years accounts experience, a background within the tobacco sector and AAT qualifications, Julie has ensured that LTL Group. has developed a sound financial base and company structure.

This approach has enabled the company to not only invest in new people and equipment, but also to adopt a policy of in-depth and continued development of new equipment and innovative concepts.

Andy Proverbs - Senior Design Consultant

With over 24 years design and installation experience Andy is at the forefront of LTL's innovative approach to equipment design and concepts.

With a sound 'hands-on' knowledge following shop floor roles in his early career, Andy prides himself on being able to employ lateral thinking, but without losing sight of practical considerations, such as installation and ease of maintenance.

His input has helped develop many of LTL's more recent products including the new Bale Slicer.