Celebrating 100+ Years of Customer Success
Quality and innovation never go out of style
At Forbes Industries we’re mobile innovators. We’ve been providing our customers with the quality mobile products needed to keep their business moving forward for over 100 years. You can see it in the quality of the products we manufacture. From high-grade casters to the durable metal base construction on all our carts, our products are designed and engineered to be safe, durable, functional, and attractive. Manufactured in our state-of-the-art facility in California and shipped worldwide, Forbes’ mobile hospitality products are built to last, giving you a better ROI and lower cost of ownership.
In 1919 the Forbes brothers began producing heavy-duty equipment carts for the local movie industry in Hollywood California. Equipment had to be moved constantly as Hollywood film producers created efficiencies by shooting movies in a series of separate scenes. Production schedules were tight, and those behind the scenes chose equipment carts manufactured by Forbes industries to quickly and easily move their lights, cameras, and sets –when and where they needed them.
By the 1950s Forbes Industries was producing a variety of heavy-duty carts including industrial equipment carts, grocery carts, and janitorial carts for customers across the US. As Americans took to the highways Forbes Industries used its mobile expertise to serve the growing needs of the booming hospitality industry with innovative mobile carts for housekeeping, luggage, and operations.
As a global provider of mobile equipment, we bring that same commitment of innovation to today’s hotel services and food & beverage operations. Our innovative mobile products make it easy to give your guests 5-star service, when and where they expect it. From the best-in-class housekeeping, in-room, and bellman carts, to our mobile service carts, action stations, bars, and back bars, we’re known for the kinds of innovation that make providing world-class guest experiences effortless.
Our iconic Birdcage® luggage cart exemplifies our commitment to mobile 5-star quality. As the first brass cart on the market, these iconic carts create memorable experiences for hoteliers and their guests. For the guest, a gorgeous luggage cart signifies the beginning of a vacation of a lifetime; for the bellman, this durable bell cart makes it possible for him to do his job efficiently. Hoteliers are quick to recognize the value of the Forbes Birdcage® Cart, an all-metal cart built to last 20+ years.
Our commitment never stops. We’re always looking for ways to improve guest satisfaction through the products hoteliers rely on every day. That’s why Forbes spent three years working with a major theme park designing an in-room housekeeping cart that keeps bulky linens out of the hallways, creating a better environment for guests. The streamlined cart also improves ergonomics and worker safety.
Innovations also evolve from need, and our mobile products have evolved to meet them. We know that storage has become a big issue for hotels. That’s why Forbes created the SlimFold Bar; it’s mobile and folds to half of its size. Forbes Mystique Bar has removable and interchangeable front and side panels giving you the flexibility to change the look in minutes. Other products like mobile nesting tables can be stored in plain sight. We’re committed to these kinds of innovations to help our customers succeed.
This commitment to our customers’ success has helped Forbes Industries thrive as a world-renowned global hospitality equipment provider. We create what our customers can envision; consider our Mobile Mixology Carts. We worked with industry leaders and mixology experts to develop the ultimate mobile cocktail experience. These innovative carts provide a complete mixology solution designed to provide an elevated guest experience right where your guests are. The end result –increased guest satisfaction and additional revenue streams. Like all of our mobile equipment, these carts are built to last, giving you worry-free ROI and a lower cost of ownership.
Forbes welcomes the opportunity to create customized solutions that contribute to our customer’s success. Our customers rely on our ability to design and produce items that they can’t get from anyone else; they trust us to produce solutions that will project an image of quality and will be long-lasting. No hassles, no worries, just innovations that work.
Thanks for letting us be your choice for Hospitality and Food & Beverage solutions.