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Barloworld Handling to demonstrate new Hyster range of material handling equipment at Multimodal 2011

Barloworld Handling will be demonstrating ways of achieving fuel savings of more than 15% with the latest Hyster material handling equipment, on stand 231 at the Multimodal 2011 Exhibition at the NEC in April.
Hall 4 at the NEC in Birmingham will play host to Multimodal 2011 (April 5-7), where alongside the latest "Big Truck" innovations Barloworld will present the complete range of port centric solutions it provides for ports and terminal operations across the UK.

"We have a new range of Hyster equipment that provides minimum fuel savings of 15%" says Mike Parkin, Ports and Terminals Sales Manager for Barloworld Handling, which is the exclusive UK distribution partner for Hyster. "And with a complete solution, from energy efficient warehouse trucks to container handling equipment and advanced fleet management tools, we can show companies the long term savings that Hyster equipment, in combination with Barloworld Handling’s intelligent service, can offer".

At the end of 2010, Hyster re-launched its entire Big Truck range above 16 tonnes, with new Cummins engines using EGR technology and other energy saving technology, making the machines compliant with the latest Tier 4 interim, Stage IIIB emissions legislation. Barloworld will also be showing the new award winning tyre saving axle from Hyster, which reduces tyre wear by as much as a factor of 3 on the 5-8 high empty container handler.

"Multimodal gives us the opportunity to continue dialogue with many companies in the sector and demonstrate the depth of our experience and ability to provide added value through a complete port centric solution" explains Mike Parkin. The company supports some of the largest material handling fleets nationwide and is highly experienced in the sector, with representation in almost every major UK port.

Barloworld Handling provides the full range of dependable Hyster equipment. The range spans ReachStackers, empty container handlers, high capacity forklift trucks and smaller internal combustion and electric trucks, ideal for warehousing activity, including quayside cold store operations for fresh produce. The company also supplies sideloaders for handling long and awkward loads, terminal tractors, access equipment, industrial cleaning equipment, attachments for paper handling and various other types of equipment.
With a comprehensive offering unlike any other supplier in the UK, Barloworld Handling has recently won several significant contracts in the UK ports and terminals sector.

Visitors to the Barloworld Handling stand will have the opportunity to learn about some of the smaller Hyster products as well as Barloworld’s new fleet management system. The unique telemetry device, which is fitted to trucks and automatically transmits usage data directly to Barloworld’s back office system for review online, is suitable for multi-site operations.

"The combination of Barloworld’s specialist knowledge and application based solutions ensures maximum availability and lifts the performance of the handling fleet. We work in close partnership with our customers to understand and improve operations, optimising fleet efficiency, managing utilisation and minimising costs such as tyres, brakes and batteries" adds Mike.

Through Barloworld’s national support infrastructure the company has an unmatched capability to support multi-site operations and meet the varied requirements of larger fleet operators. Barloworld’s range of service includes planned maintenance, battery management, short term hire, driver training, 3D warehouse simulation and other intelligent services to help customers get more performance, availability and cost efficiency from their materials handling fleets.

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