Ads
News service and business centre for materials handlingHOME
Search  
/lynad/news_adclick.asp?assid=15459

15470,15469,15484,15457 7110
Container handlers save Malcolm Group money
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 ( #410 ) - Kenilworth, United Kingdom
News Story
Malcolm Rail operates the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal and was looking for a materials handling supplier to maximise its workflow. It invested in in five new Konecranes container handlers from Cooper Specialised Handling.
Malcolm Group has invested GBP2 million (USD3.02 million) in five new Konecranes (formerly SMV) container handlers from Cooper Specialised Handling.

According to Cooper, its bespoke machine design and all-inclusive, five-year service and maintenance contract helped clinch the deal. Malcolm now has eight Konecranes laden container handlers.

Malcolm Rail operates the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) and was looking for a materials handling supplier to maximise its workflow and provide nearly 6,000 lifts a week while minimising lifetime costs.

DIRFT is one of the largest intermodal terminals in the UK. It occupies area totalling 27 acres, has 10km (6.2miles) of rail track and has 24 trains coming and going daily. It operates 24 hours a day, six days a week with the machines working up to 20 hours a day.

Peter Astley, Cooper’s sales manager, says Malcolm had high expectations."We were able to provide the group with a bespoke service solution - one that offers a competitive reliable service and keeps operations running continually across 24-hour shifts. We maintain the whole of the Malcolm Group operation at DIRFT."

Malcolm Group fleet engineer Steve Sugden adds that the new machines are helping cut costs. "[The new machines’ idle shut down facility] shuts the machines down if left idling for more than three minutes. Coupled with the Konecranes load-sensing hydraulics technology, it is helping to achieve an extra 25% capacity in workflow as well as reduce fuel consumption by up to 30%."

Other machine modifications include a specially specified shorter wheel base that has a lower steer axle weight when the machine is empty. Cooper’s flexible service contract, which incorporates a lower rate when the machine is idling, also keeps running costs low.

Cooper Specialised Handling, formerly SMV UK Ltd, is independently owned and is the UK’s sole national distributor of Konecranes/SMV forklifts, Bauman sideloaders, MAFI terminal and RoRo tractors and DanTruck, operating in the UK and Northern Ireland.
Discuss Forkliftaction.com News stories in the Discussion Forums!
x
separate border
THIS WEEK'S NEWS
Global News

Global News

UNITED STATES It’s been a big month for walkies, with new offerings ... [more]
UNITED STATES Toyota plans to spend USD16 million to renovate and expand ... [more]
GERMANY European equipment manufacturer the Wacker Neuson Group has again reported ... [more]
UNITED STATES KION North America Corporation has appointed CE-DFW Warehouse Solutions to ... [more]
UNITED STATES Kalmar has delivered the three hybrid shuttle carriers ordered by ... [more]
TVH in the Americas, Riwal, DK Fulfilment [more]
FINLAND Hiab has received a significant order for over 1,200 loader ... [more]
BELGIUM Belgian cork maker Delmenhorster Kork-Fabrik Arthur Linck GmbH (DKF) has ... [more]
Raymond supports food bank - Orange County, CA, United States
TVH opens clinic - Olathe, KS, Unites States [more]
GERMANY Organisers of the International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) Awards ... [more]
/lynad/news_adclick.asp?assid=15465
Ads


Advertisement
Toyota Material Handling Europe is paving the way towards a new buying opportunity for professional USED dealers from all over the world. With its Used Trading Facility based close to one of the biggest ports in Europe – in Antwerp, Belgium - TMHE offers dealers a one-stop-shopping experience ... [more]

Announcements (Ads)

Some of America’s top furniture retailers have realized substantial operational ... [more]
Flexi Narrow Aisle reminds users that it is important to ... [more]
In its continuing purpose of providing products that improve the ... [more]
/lynad/news_adclick.asp?assid=15467
Ads


Organisational changes for forklift brand Hyster are set to enhance ... [more]
A true signal reading with just a button push. ... [more]
Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations ... [more]
Long loads of round stock on forklifts can be an ... [more]
UN has received an order for their Man-down VNA (very ... [more]
ICHCA International will hold a 1-day seminar on ‘Container Weight ... [more]
Advertisement
Don’t miss your last opportunity to contribute to a Forkliftaction Feature for 2015. Share your expertise on an important topic that is integral to everyone who works within materials handling in our Feature 'Safety Plans', scheduled for November. Safety policies on the work floor, forklift operator ... [more]
/lynad/news_adclick.asp?assid=15463
Ads


Subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter.
NEWS ARCHIVE | PAST NEWSLETTERS
©2013 Forkliftaction.com - All rights reserved
 
x
©Forkliftaction.com
Forkliftaction Media Pty Ltd
PO Box 1439
Milton QLD 4064
Australia
Storing your login information automatically.

When you select the 'Remember me' option, your login information will be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie. When you visit Forkliftaction.com again, the stored login information will be retrieved automatically and you will not have to submit your login parameters (email address and password) each time you want to visit our members-only pages.

A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system.

 Back to Top