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Morris Matertial Handling continues to lift Joy Mining

Morris Material Handling is continuing to deliver a total crane care package at the Worcester-based facility of Joy Mining Machinery Limited – a world leader in the manufacture of mining equipment.

Involving the provision of a comprehensive and fixed price maintenance contract covering Joy Mining Machinery's 50 overhead travelling cranes and some 120 jib hoists, the maintenance services division of the UK's leading lifting services provider has also undertaken additional project work, including the design and installation of overhead travelling cranes.

As Joy Mining Machinery's Works Engineer comments: “Morris Material Handling were selected on their experience and competence as the UK's leading crane manufacturer. Given the high risk activities associated with our onsite cranes and jib hoists, it is essential to ensure that the lifting equipment is maintained to the highest standards and in accordance with manufacturers' maintenance schedules to ensure safe operation and optimum efficiency.

“The Total Crane Care Package offered by Morris meets these criteria. Resident Morris site engineers carry out daily safety inspections, routine planned maintenance, reactive breakdown maintenance and outside normal hour 'call outs' The service is reviewed to ensure that standards are maintained at optimum cost and to date Joy has been extremely satisfied with the service levels provided,” he added.

Support for the Joy Mining contract emanates from Morris Material Handling's Birmingham-based service centre – one of 11 located nationwide – with on-site technicians being deployed to coordinate and deliver the service. To support the package, Morris Material Handling utilises its comprehensive spare parts distribution facility located at its UK head office in Loughborough.

Commenting on behalf of Morris Material Handling, UK Sales Manager, Graham Dames said: “Our total crane care package has been devised as a means of helping clients budget for a service in complete confidence. Alongside the many other support packages we are able to provide clients, this particular service is proving increasingly popular.”

Joy Mining Machinery worldwide has over 85 years' experience in the development, manufacture, distribution and servicing of underground mining machinery for the extraction of coal and other bedded materials. Standing today as a global leader in its field, Joy manufactures longwall shearers, roof supports, face conveyors, stageloaders, continuous miners, batch haulage vehicles (shuttle cars and battery haulers), continuous haulage systems (continuous chain haulage and flexible conveyor train), feeder breakers, and bolting products (mobile, onboard and portable) for use in longwall and room and pillar mining operations.

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