One of the UK’s leading forklift truck accessory providers has designed a bespoke product that is proving to be a powerful tool for an energy company.
Contact Attachments, based in Mid Wales, has manufactured a purpose-built Forklift Transfer Platform that is being used by the only electricity supplier to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Guernsey Electricity uses the platform to help safely transport pallets of equipment and white goods from containers to various storage points at their Northside warehouse.
Jason Cadman, Technical Sales Consultant at Contact Attachments, said: "Our usual Forklift Transfer Platform has a box section frame on three sides that protects the contents as they are being moved, along with a ramp front which enables easy loading and unloading."
"However, the one we sold to Guernsey Electricity had some safety-securing chains at the front, rather than a ramp. After carefully considering the customer’s specific requirements, we built two stand-alone ramps that can be bolted to their floor and easily allow the contents of the containers to be safely rolled on and off of the platform," Jason added.
Ian Wylie, Assistant Planning Engineer for Guernsey Electricity, commented: "We use the platform to unload white goods from containers using a forklift. It replaced one we used previously and has been specifically designed to be slightly shorter and carry fewer items, with health and safety regulations in mind, so is a vast improvement."
"The new platform performs very well for our requirements, is strong and robust, and I am sure it will serve us for many years to come," Ian concluded.
Contact Attachments has been designing and manufacturing forklift truck attachments from its base in Newtown, Mid Wales, for over 40 years and is recognised as the quality leader of truck attachments in the UK.