Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd has announced a tie-up with Finnish translifter manufacturer Movella Oy covering the United Kingdom and Ireland
Movella Oy, based in Tampere, Finland, started developing its own products in the translifter and cassette trailer market in 2016. The current range consists of forklift-attached translifters on single bogie for weights upto 50 tonnes as well as regular terminal tractor-supported translifters that can carry up to 130 tonnes. The range tops-out with I-series translifter capable of handling 220 tonnes, which is aimed at heavy duty steel industry applications. The company recently supplied a turnkey project into Belgium to discharge multiple 30 tonne coils from the quay edge in Antwerp into storage.
Speaking on behalf of Cooper SH, Chris Barnes, Sales Director said” The world of translifters is readily associated with the port equipment supply market and, whilst this remains an obvious target, it is the creativity of translifters as part of a solution-supply into other industries that becomes very interesting. Any heavy long-load handling can benefit from the translifter and cassette technology and we look forward to bringing our ideas to the market.”
Movella’s Sales Manager Hannu Kukkola, said that Cooper’s positioning in the market was ideal for a joint approach to use creative ideas to solving long and heavy load handling in ports and heavy industry. "Coopers has demonstrated its connection to the market, and we are delighted to be able to make this appointment."Movella will retain strategic nominated UK and Ireland major accounts as part of a pan-European supply arrangement where Cooper’s will fall into a supporting role focusing on local support and spare parts supply. The Movella translifter range will complement Cooper’s existing supply of fork lifts, variable reach fork lifts, container handlers and hydraulic cranes creating arguably the broadest scope of options for heavy capacity solids, containers and bulk handling.
Separately, Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) has confirmed its contract for 10 more Sany container handling lift trucks through Cooper SH. The order is made up of five reach stackers and five ECHs and is expected to complete later this year. The picture above shows a Sany ECH mast truck at Maritime’s Manchester depot.
The new contract incorporates three second rail reach stackers for Maritime’s new terminal under construction at East Midlands Gateway due for completion this autumn, as well as two H9 reach stackers for its facility in Tilbury. The five new single and double handling ECHs are due to be stationed across its container depot network.
This new supply contract will replace some of Maritime’s original fleet whilst adding further equipment to its new and existing operations, further supporting its ability to deliver an efficient and reliable service to its customers throughout the country.
This contract will be a direct purchase with all 10 machines being supported by Cooper’s specialist after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions Ltd. with a dedicated maintenance contract.