Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has supplied its Trak-Air battery systems to SIG, a leading distributor of specialist building products, for use with a new fleet of materials handling equipment that is operating in SIG’s brand new central distribution centre in Trafford Park, Manchester.
A key player in Europe, with strong positions in its core markets of insulation and energy management, exteriors and interiors, SIG has a growth strategy that involves combining the reputational strengths of its local brands with the scale efficiencies and know-how of a multi-national group. The Sheffield-based company has grown from a single-site insulation distributor into a global distribution business and market-leading construction specialist. With a large fleet and nearly 60 branches throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe, the company prides itself on being able to supply its customers with a wide range of specialist brands and products for use on such private and public developments as hospitals, prisons, schools, leisure complexes, sports stadia, power stations and oil rigs.
SIG has used Hoppecke’s Trak-Air battery and charger systems for over 10 years, enjoying not only energy savings in electricity used for recharging but also being able to lower its carbon footprint. Over and above these benefits the use of Hoppecke Trak-Air systems has enabled SIG to extend the expected working life of all its batteries while greatly reducing the requirements for battery topping and maintenance.
Jason Howlett, Hoppecke’s Regional Managing Director – Northern Europe, says: “SIG’s new central distribution centre in Manchester is a sight to behold and we are delighted to be contributing to its overall efficiency and productivity. Our relationship with SIG goes back more than a decade and we are looking forward to continuing it for many years to come.”