Lignacite Case Study
Lignacite is a leading UK manufacturer of masonry products designed for internal or external use. Founded in 1947, Lignacite is a family run company with a desire to meet modern day requirements by using natural, recycled and renewable products. Lignacite has become the market leader in innovations for concrete and facing masonry blocks and has provided commodity building blocks for use in landmark buildings, such as The Gherkin and The Shard. The company also supplies blocks for general housing, offices, hospitals, schools, leisure and commercial developments.
Over the last sixty five years, Lignacite has continued to grow to have one of the most efficient and modern manufacturing sites in the UK. The company’s aim is to work alongside designers, engineers and contractors to produce world class buildings for future generations.
To assist with Lignacites growth and help improve efficiency and safety at their Essex and Suffolk sites, B&B Attachments, has supplied the leading masonry products manufacture with 10 TB3245 BlockMaster forklift truck attachments, through Linde Material Handling East. Linde is a technology leader, ranking among the world’s foremost makers of forklift trucks, Reach Trucks, Pallet Trucks, Stackers, Tow Trucks, VNA and other warehouse handling equipment.
The TB3245 overhead consolidating block clamp attachment is part of B&B’s popular BlockMaster range. The range offers specialist clamps for the brick, block, flag and kerb markets.
The TB3245 block clamp is unique to Lignacite and is designed specifically to fit around their manufacturing process. The attachment is integrally mounted to the Linde truck to obtain maximum lift capacity and vision. The attachment has the facility to position itself over 2 loads from the press conveyor at the correct distance apart and once lifted, brings the packs together for onward stacking and loading.
Paul Barber, Works Manager at Lignacite’s Brandon site comments “We are delighted with the BlockMaster attachments provided from B&B Attachments. These attachments are an integral part of our operation, providing optimum performance and maximum productivity when handling our vast array of materials on site. Safety is paramount on our sites and these attachments ensure we are operating in the safest way possible.”
B&B Attachments, the market leader in the supply and manufacture of forklift truck attachments to this industry, offers the largest range of products from a single source, whatever your material handling need.