Hiab, part of Cargotec, has sold three MOFFETT E4 20.1 truck-mounted forklifts to FPS in the UK. The order has been booked into Cargotec’s Q3 order intake.
FPS has been in distribution and wholesaling for over 80 years, with a portfolio that spans the Automotive, Leisure and Maintenance & Accessories sectors. Operating from 22 sites across the UK, the company is able to meet customers’ needs on a same-day or next-day basis, something that no-one else in this market can offer.
To achieve optimum service-levels, FPS delivers palletised items from the National Distribution Centre in Sheffield to 19 regional hubs throughout the night. The company is always looking at different ways of working to be more environmentally friendly and reduce noise pollution, and asked MOFFETT for a solution to help with night-time deliveries.
FPS Transport Manager Mark Wilson says: “FPS received the first proto-type built E4 for an in-depth trial in 2011. Over a three year period, we produced detailed feedback to help develop this new electric MOFFETT, and felt like our needs were really taken into consideration. Hiab showed commitment, communication and support throughout the development to ensure no stone was left unturned. The end result was a forklift that is capable of helping our business to evolve and adapt in line with the increasing environmental and safety-led legislation that we operate within today. We were so pleased with the outcome that we decided to purchase three units.”
The MOFFETT M4 electric truck-mounted forklift is super-quiet, with a noise level of less than 60dba. It has been designed for applications such as urban distribution in locations where access is restricted and low noise is paramount. It uses the latest lithium-ion battery technology to power the electric drive motors, hydraulics, and steering systems, meaning that when operational it is totally emissions-free. As more and more companies are interested in their environmental footprint, Hiab has seen an increased demand for electric MOFFETTs.
“This is a great example of how much we can learn from our customers. We are very happy that the MOFFETT E4 can help FPS operate even better, and be more environmentally friendly in their business,” said Simon Tierney, Hiab’s Sales Manager for West Europe.
The agreement also includes a full repair and maintenance contract. The electric MOFFETTs will be delivered to FPS during February 2016.