Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, The UK CONCRETE Show has grown to become Europe’s largest specialist concrete event and is attended by key buyers and industry professionals from all over the world. This year visitors will see both live in-hall and outside demos, as well as experiencing everything that is new in the world of concrete from the top names in the industry. B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, will exhibit its K320, PowerMount and FBH05 Beam Grab attachments from its BlockMaster range on stand 40. This will be the fourth consecutive year that B&B has exhibited at the UK Concrete Show and with over 200 exhibitors, and over 300 product groups, this year is set to be t
Moving loads efficiently in the beverage industry can be a precarious business, particularly for a company such as Marston’s. a brewer which handles kegs, casks, spirits and soft drinks at its 14 depots across the UK. For an operation dealing with diverse loads of different shapes and sizes, a one-size-fits-all approach to its materials handling needs is unlikely to deliver the levels of productivity required. As Marston’s expanded its business, it turned to trusted Yale partner, Briggs Equipment, for a tailored solution. Marston’s has a history that dates back to 1890 when it originally operated as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries. Now the UK’s top independent pub retailing and brewing business, the company operates around 1,600 pubs with over 14,300 employees across the UK, and
B&B Attachments is to exhibit KAUP’s first electronically operated fork positioner attachment at IMHX later this month (Stand 19H120). IMHX takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 24-27 September. It is the UK’s premier intralogistics event and showcases thousands of products and services from all sectors of the logistics, material handling and storage industries. The new KAUP electric fork positioner T160BE, completely removes the requirement for hydraulic operation. The hydraulic hose installation over the mast and hydraulic connection is no longer necessary. A PLC with CAN-Bus-interface opens new communication possibilities between the attachment and forklift truck. Electrically operated and electronically controlled, the sideshift and positioning of the fork tines can
B&B Attachments, a leading UK supplier of forklift truck attachments, is exhibiting new material handling solutions at IMHX 2019. This year the B&B stand is bigger than ever before and will showcase even more innovative solutions to improve material handling operations and safety. B&B will exhibit its own manufactured attachments alongside Kaup attachments. Kaup and B&B have worked together in attachment development since 1980. Together their shared knowledge and expertise continue to advance the material handling industry. B&B Attachments is set to display a number of innovations on its stand 19H120. This includes the K320 and J250R overhead block clamp attachments. These attachments are part of the popular BlockMaster range and have been designed to assist w...
Cascade Corporation and Meijer Handling Solutions B.V., global leaders in the material handling industry, have announced the establishment of Cascade-KOOI, a joint venture in North America. Cascade-KOOI will offer productivity-enhancing material handling equipment including, the well-known KOOI-REACHFORKS® (hydraulic and manual ReachForks), ROLLERFORKS®, Single Height Shift System and Mast Height Extension systems to the North American market. These versatile products offer increased efficiency for lift truck operators in logistics, warehousing, and more, including improved intralogistics. “We are very excited to launch this new joint venture,” says Hendrik Meijer, CEO of Meijer Handling Solutions. “Many people have worked hard to make this idea a reality and we are glad that Cas
Hyster Europe has announced that three types of lift truck
attachments, with ten possible configurations, are now available straight from
the factory as part of the original lift truck build. To meet the needs of many different industries, Hyster has
added two factory-fit multi pallet handler attachments, plus a 360-degree
rotator attachment. No matter which configuration is chosen, all provide quick
interchange and come with a two year, or 4000-hour, warranty. “Factory-fit attachment options make it easier than ever to
select a complete handling solution with reduced truck preparation lead time,”
says Matt Hardy, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “By fitting the attachment
to a Hyster® lift truck at the factory, we can provide our customers with
consistent solutions and maximum p
Designed and manufactured by B&B Attachments, PowerMount is a unique patented system that enables the truck operator to quickly change from one hydraulic attachment to another in just 90 seconds. The PowerMount system allows for attachment change to be completed without the need for an engineer, says the makers, guaranteeing a fast, easy and safe way to interchange forklift attachments. During the last year modifications have been made to the PowerMount system to improve safety. Sensors have been fitted to the front of the system to ensure that the attachment correctly engages with the PowerMount. This modification not only prevents the operator from fitting the attachment incorrectly, but also eliminates any chance of the attachment slipping or moving out of place. A light switch f...
To avoid unnecessary costs, damage avoidance is critical for operations handling valuable loads with a forklift truck. Hyster Europe supports applications handling high value materials with reliable trucks and a choice of attachments. The marble handling industry is one example where a specialist truck is now available from Hyster to meet demanding handling needs. “Turkey has a thriving natural stone industry, but many companies had encountered damage when carrying, stacking and shipping palletised slabs of marble, which can be susceptible to chips, cracks or scratches if not handled with care,” says Botros Hanna, Industry Manager, Big Truck Solutions for Hyster. “As a highly valuable, luxury construction material, even a small amount of damage can render the load useless, incurring ext
Chemical manufacturer LANXESS Urethanes UK Ltd. have received a new generation of Pyroban® protected lift trucks for its operation in Baxenden, UK. The company handles large volumes of flammable material and relies on active explosion protection to alert the drivers if flammable material is present. In Baxenden, LANXESS operates as a COMAH* site as many of the raw materials and finished products are flammable or hazardous. With numerous hazardous areas, the company specifies ATEX** compliant products and follows strict safety procedures. As a global speciality chemical company safety is key for LANXESS and the Group sustains the same high safety standards on a global level. LANXESS recently renewed four of its 2.5 tonne capacity lift trucks. Two are used by production operators to de
The Maen Karne Group comprises of Maen Karne Aggregates and Maen Karne Concrete Products. The company is the south west’s leading fully independent supplier of bagged and loose aggregate. It specialises in muck shift clearing and bulk haulage, transporting more than one million tonnes of aggregate annually. Maen Karne also manufactures concrete blocks and ready-mix concrete. Its CE approved portfolio includes a full range of different size and strength concrete blocks for any application. These include block and beam floors, paintable grade finish, foundations, hollow blocks, bricks and commons. Maen Karne has sites at Melbur, Hayle and Penryn providing coverage throughout Cornwall and into Devon. The company is renowned for producing quality blocks and certified ready mix concrete a
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