B&B Attachments Ltd is a nationwide forklift truck attachment company, based in Cramlington, Northumberland. The company caters to customers’ needs by supplying products that tackle specific handling issues. Naylor Drainage Ltd experienced the advantages of working with B&B to solve a particular problem it was having on site.
Since its establishment in 1980, B&B Attachments has grown into a nationally, and internationally, operating outfit. Alongside the sale and hire of attachments from high-profile, worldwide manufacturers, the company also designs and develops bespoke attachments in-house, created to specifically meet its customers’ needs. With every attachment, service contracts are also offered, which monitor the regular maintenance and repair of each product.
Neal Fowler, Sales Director at B&B Attachments explains the situation:
"This was an interesting situation with an innovative solution in the end. Naylor Drainage Ltd have a large amount of coiled plastic piping to move around its site and it was having difficulty in doing so in an efficient way without damaging the piping. Originally, Naylor was using an appliance clamp with two flat arms to handle the coiled pipes, but they are not designed to handle these kind of loads. These pipes are designed specifically to be used underground, but when coiled up for transport they can get damaged rather easily. When clamped in a coil, the tubes were distorting and being compressed, leading to them becoming damaged as a result of the pressure on the pipes at the distortion points. It was becoming such a problem that the company came to us for a solution.
Our design engineers looked at the problem Naylor Drainage Ltd was having and were able to find a resolution. The Kaup attachment unit supplied allowed the pipes to be supported at many different points due to the bar design, alleviating pressure on specific points. The unit provided also supported the load with a supporting arm which knifes below the bottom of the coil. Both of these supported the coil allowing the pressures on the product to be reduced – none of this could be achieved with an appliance clamp.
Naylor Drainage Ltd is a leading and long-established British manufacturer of building and construction products with over 100 years of manufacturing and supply experience to the Construction, Building and Civil Engineering Industries. The Naylor Group dates back to 1890, when the great grandfather of current Chief Executive Edward Naylor, a civil engineer, built a railway viaduct in Yorkshire, UK. Now Naylor employs over 300 people at factories in South and West Yorkshire, Fife and the West Midlands. Naylor has an unparalleled reputation in the market for quality and service and their products today are exported globally.
B&B Attachments is the leading UK supplier of forklift truck attachments. The company was established in 1980, facilitating the sale of goods from suppliers such as KAUP GmbH & Co. KG and MoTec GmbH. B&B also provides hire contracts through its dedicated Hire Department and servicing and repairs for each attachment. Its in-house Design Engineers create attachments for unique materials handling issues.