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Forklift attachment specialist drumming up support for chemical supplier

A leading forklift attachment specialist has provided a safe and convenient solution to a chemical supplier’s waste disposal issue.

Mid Wales-based Contact Attachments has provided Reagent Chemical Services Ltd in Cheshire with a drum rotator, a forklift attachment which ensures the controlled lifting and pouring of the contents of drums with a capacity of up to 210 litres.

The firm turned to Contact Attachments as the previous drum rotators weren’t safely able to lift the 200 litre plastic drums it regularly used onsite. As Reagent Chemical Services deals with potentially hazardous material day-to-day, it was essential the equipment was easy to use and durable, and also that it had the ability to ensure controlled and safe pouring for the staff onsite.

Darren Wilson, Operations Director at Reagent Chemical Services, explained: “We approached Contact Attachments as we were aware the firm provided high quality products at a reasonable price. The service was excellent, the after sales support was second-to-none, and we’d definitely use them for future material handling issues.”

Jason Cadman, Technical Sales Consultant at Contact Attachments, added: “We were delighted to be able to assist Reagent Chemical Services with their drum issue, and provide a convenient solution. There are many common challenges that firms face when handling drums, and lifting and moving heavy drums, loading and unloading, controlled pouring, and manipulating them onto shelves and racking is made all the more challenging when the contents could be hazardous.”

“These have been designed to enable users to operate at both head height and above-head height, via a crank handle and a loop chain which are both connected to a high quality gearbox so that they eliminate over-pouring or spillages, ultimately reducing the risk of costly damages and injury to workers.”

Contact Attachments has been designing and manufacturing forklift truck attachments from its base in Newtown, Mid Wales, for over 30 years and is recognised as the quality leader of truck attachments in the UK.

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