MMC Norilsk Nickel has purchased five new Bobcat TR50.210s
MMC Norilsk Nickel, one of the leaders in the Russian mining industry, has purchased five new Bobcat TR50.210 rotary telehandlers and related attachments from the Bobcat authorised dealer in Russia, NAK Machinery. These are the first of the new range of Bobcat rotary telehandlers to be purchased in Russia and the biggest order since their launch in December last year.
In 2021, MMC Norilsk Nickel finished the reconstruction of its warehouse complex in Norilsk. This project was part of a long-term modernisation of the Unified Warehouse Facility (UWF) run by the company. This facility supplies material and technical resources to all the production departments of the Polar Division, subsidiaries and third-party organisations of the Norilsk Industrial District.
One of the main elements of the modernisation was the renovation of the equipment fleet, including the telehandlers. New machines were needed to improve the speed and quality of cargo handling. Given the extreme climatic conditions in the region beyond the Arctic Circle, the company needed reliable special equipment capable of working in any situation, even when the average winter temperature is around ?30 °C.
Specialists at MMC Norilsk Nickel have been working with Bobcat products for a long time and have first-hand experience of the durability of these machines. This fact, together with the long-term relationship with Krasnogorsk-based NAK Machinery, the largest authorised Bobcat dealer in Russia, predetermined the choice of the new Bobcat TR50.210 model.
The rotary telehandlers, launched in December 2020, are unique in the Russian market.
MMC Norilsk Nickel also purchased a range of attachments for the new machines, including light material buckets, pallet forks and a crane jib.
Thanks to the close cooperation between Norilsk Nickel and NAK Machinery, the companies were able to successfully coordinate the complicated process of delivering the new equipment. Norilsk is not connected to the mainland by roads, so the machines could only be delivered by the Northern Sea Route.