We’re delighted to announce that we’ve recently delivered a new fleet of forklift trucks to Scotland’s largest port, in Grangemouth. As part of a wider investment to increase capacity, efficiency and environmental performance, the Port of Grangemouth (part of the Forth Ports Group) has replaced its existing fleet with 15 new Hyster machines.
The new multi-million pound deal includes full maintenance on the new fleet, which consists of 12 tonne, 7 tonne, 5 tonne and 3 tonne counterbalance trucks. A number of the trucks have been specified with lower, 2.5m masts for loading and unloading containers and, as part of the contract, all the trucks at Grangemouth will have round-the-clock support from a team of locally-based Briggs Engineers.
The deal strengthens our long-standing relationship with Forth Ports – both at Grangemouth and its other facilities in Scotland. Plus our skilled engineers ensure maximum uptime on equipment to maintain productivity. These new trucks boast the latest Kubota diesel engines that offer between 15 and 20 per cent fuel savings and reduced carbon emissions.
This will help the company to meet its ambitious environmental targets whilst delivering improved performance as the port continues to expand its operations. All the new trucks benefit from the latest Euro 6 diesel engines and will help the 386 acre facility to meet its target of reducing CO2 emissions generated through Port operations. As well as delivering fuel cost savings and environmental improvements, the Hyster range also provided the most effective solution for meeting one of the port’s biggest challenges, the wide variety of goods passing through.