As companies try to streamline business activities owing to Covid-19, it has become more important to take extra care to maintain pristine hygiene standards throughout the supply chain, highlights materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts MD Brenton Kemp.
This includes packaging, transport, unloading and storage of goods.
“What is critical right now – in every area of our lives – is to maintain social distancing and ensure hygienic business practices. The use of forklift dealer Moffett forklift trucks, which minimises the handling of products, certainly reduces the risk of contamination, product damage and injuries.
Shamrock supplies and supports Moffett machines as part of its product range.
He adds that, unlike manual operations that demand side-by-side work and increased product handling, Moffett truck-mounted forklifts reduce the need for human contact with each other and products. This in return increases safety and protects product integrity.
“The Shamrock Handling Concepts team is committed to assisting customers cope efficiently with load handling and delivery solutions in the face of unprecedented challenges during the pandemic.”
Kemp explains that the company’s extensive range of quality branded handling equipment encompasses Moffett truck-mounted forklifts, which have been developed for over 40 years, to optimise safety, deliver high-precision, versatility, profitability and the coveted competitive-edge every company strives for.
“Added to this, labour costs are lowered and turnaround times on-site can be improved by as much as 50%. The increased volume of deliveries contributes to greater profitability, improved customer service levels and also allows for a reduction of capital investment costs in your vehicle fleet.”
What is notable about Moffett forklifts is that they are compatible with nearly any truck or trailer combination and can be detached in under a minute.
Another advantage is that this truck-mounted forklift fits conveniently at the rear of a truck or trailer, taking up minimal precious load space, he adds.
Additionally, the Moffett range of truck-mounted forklifts encompasses the latest generation machines – the NX series – incorporating the latest technology and advanced design for high productivity, greater safety, improved operator comfort and low maintenance requirements.
The new NX series, with an efficient power to weight ratio, includes a range of machines for all applications, including industrial, semi-industrial and rough terrain sectors.
Attachments comprise telescopic forks, fork positioners and extensions, integrated side shifts and rotators which have been specially-designed for the safe and dependable handling of a range of goods.
These include food and beverage commodities, chemicals and industrial gas, and agricultural and building supplies. These versatile machines are also used safely for fire and rescue operations.
Kemp concludes that Shamrock Handling Concepts offers a standard three-year warranty with every Moffett forklift, as well as a dependable support service.