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Groundbreaking forklift clamp accessory by Hydraulic Force Control picks up environmental award

A groundbreaking forklift clamp accessory, which automatically adjusts pressure to suit its load, has been recognised as a major environmental breakthrough at the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Annual Awards for Excellence held on the 27th of February at the Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel. Cascade Corporation’s pioneering HFCTM could eliminate the estimated 68,000 tonnes of paper wasted each year through clamping with excessive force: a £18.3 million drain on the environment. The easy-to-install system, which operates automatically without driver input, won an open vote among peers and customers alike to scoop the FLTA’s coveted "Archie" statuette.

Developed by Dave Petronek, Cascade’s HFCTM system impressed both judges and voters by relying upon existing lift truck power – without the need for additional consumption – boosting productivity while minimising its carbon footprint. Now in their 16th year, the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Awards are considered the most prestigious in Europe, attracting a sell-out international audience. They are designed to encourage the whole industry to strive for higher standards.

Accepting the Award, Cascade’s UK manager Andrea Evison stated "It’s an incredible honour to be recognised by the entire UK fork lift truck industry in this way."

"Like every Cascade product, the HFCTM responds to the real-life needs of our customers… and minimising product damage is good news all round.
"We are continually working to introduce new technologies, so I’m sure this ‘Archie’ is the first of many!"

To find out more about the Fork Lift Truck Association and the full list of winners at the Annual Awards for Excellence, visit www.fork-truck.org.uk.
To find out more about Cascade Corporation and other damage reduction options visit www.cascorp.com

Cascade Corporation was established in Portland OR in 1943 and is now the global leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of materials handling equipment and related technologies.

Cascade’s advanced damage reduction technology, short lead times, flexible manufacturing, and quality products strengthen the company’s position as the premier supplier to the material handling industry.

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