“This new 33 000 sq ft facility, with a three-acre storage yard, is equipped with the latest quality branded container handling equipment, designed for efficient productivity, fast operating times and optimum safety of cargo,” said Jo-Ann Mellon, CEO of Big Lift Trucks, USA. “BLT also offers fast and cost-efficient container flipping for truckers and shipping lines. An important promise is ‘A’ standard warehousing and project cargo handling.”
The company has invested in the latest equipment for enhanced efficiency, optimum safety and minimal maintenance requirements. Meclift variable reach trucks are able to carry heavy loads – up to 16 metric tonnes – into containers and can reach into a container for efficient, swift and safe container stuffing and handling. The Mobicon mobile container handling system efficiently lifts containers onto and off trucks and safely carries containers around the site, up ramps and into buildings.
The new BLT facility also offers a specialised materials handling equipment maintenance and repair service, as well as a new and used materials handling equipment sales division. A large proportion of this service is directed to the export market. With over 40 years of experience in the shipping and materials handling sector, BLT boasts a team of technicians qualified to provide a technical advisory and support service to diverse industries, including the marine sector.