Special customized solutions
Customer Case: Alpro
We delivered a special reach stacker to Alpro, a company specializing in food and drink products in Wevelgem, Belgium. Alpro had very special requirements, needing a barge handler but having very serious limitations on ground pressure.
Alpro focuses strongly on safety and green technology. This was one of the first lift trucks with AdBlue technology delivered to Belgium. Due to the limitations on ground pressure, we delivered an SMV 4542 TBX4 BH reach stacker with a 7500 mm wheelbase and a larger than standard jack plate to reduce ground pressure. It’s equipped with a heavy-duty boom for barge handling. It has many safety extras: reverse distance control, laser-based distance measuring system, lots of extra lamps, and so on. The customer is very satisfied with the truck and the advice and support given during the purchasing procedure. We were the only manufacturer that could supply this kind of custom-built machine.
Do you also have a material handling problem that seems unsolvable? Contact us to discuss whether a customized lift truck could be the solution to your problem. Below you can see a few other examples of how we have solved special material handling problems for our customers.
Handling hot and cold steel slabs, blooms and billets
Solution: Highly specialized forklifts (18 – 60 tons), equipped with 10 m wide carriage with 7 forks, hydraulic genset for lifting magnets and hydraulic bloom grab.
Steel wire handling
Solution: Forklift (e.g. SMV 32-1200 C) adapted for steel wire handling: triple coil ram (integral) attachment, raised cabin (+400 mm), and 1 extra step on each side of the cabin.
Handling long steel pipes
Solution: Forklift (e.g. SMV 10-1200 C) specially equipped for handling long steel pipes: extra big tilt for long goods of ±30 degrees.
Compact lift trucks for heavy loads
Solution: SMV 25/42-1200 C forklifts, optimized to work in a tight and very tough environment.
Double pallet handling for dairy and brewery products
Solution: Forklift (e.g. SMV 10-600 C) with four forks.