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B&B Attachments Provide Handling Solutions to Builders Merchant

B&B Attachments provide handling solutions to builders merchant

Established in 2003, MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd, based in Stanton by Dale, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is an Independent Builders Merchant specialising in the supply of heavy materials to Builders and Civil Engineering contractors.

The company has a turnover of approx. £12 million plus, and operates a fleet of 1 No. 18 tonne, 4 No. 26 tonne trucks, 3 No. 32 tonne trucks and 3 No 44 tonne trucks. These trucks are capable of handling a wide range of general builders merchants materials such as Cement, Class B Engineering Bricks, Concrete Common Bricks, British Standard Kerbs, Flags and Block Paving, Concrete and Steel Lintels and Reinforcement Fabric.

To assist with the processes of handling its goods, the builders merchant contacted material handling experts B&B Attachments. The leading fork lift truck attachment company in the UK and Ireland were tasked to provide MAP with a solution to improve their productivity when handling concrete masonry products.

Following a full site survey B&B Attachments, together with Linde Material Handling, supplied MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd with a bespoke rotating overhead clamp forklift truck attachment. This attachment is part of a range specially developed by B&B for builder merchants. The FHP15R attachment is the ideal solution for loading and handling the large amount of brick and block packs which are delivered to MAP on a daily basis.

The FHP15R overhead block clamp attachment is part of B&B’s popular BlockMaster range which has been designed to withstand the tough environment of the brick and block industry. The FHP15R attachment is rated 1500kg at 1100mm and has been fitted to a 3500kg Linde truck, which gives a full 1500kg capacity at 1100mm. This attachment is a popular choice for yard work and loading, it offers excellent durability, serviceability and performance.

Andy Schofield, (Transport and Yard Manager) comments “Attention to detail and quality is evident in the design features of this attachment. We are delighted with the speed, versatility and ease of use it gives us when moving our products. It has helped improve our daily productivity and B&B’s expertise and knowledge is second to none.”


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