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Handling solutions for builders merchant

Established in 2003, MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd, based in Stanton by Dale, United Kingdom, is an Independent Builders Merchant specializing in the supply of heavy materials to Builders and Civil Engineering contractors.

The company has a turnover of approx. 12 million British pounds (about 17 million US dollars), and operates a fleet of 1 No. 18 t, 4 No. 26 t trucks, 3 No. 32 t trucks and 3 No 44 t trucks. These trucks are capable of handling a wide range of general builders merchants materials such as Cement, Class B Engineering Bricks, Concrete Common Bricks, British Standard Kerbs, Flags and Block Paving, Concrete and Steel Lintels and Reinforcement Fabric.


Handling of masonry products

To assist with the processes of handling its goods, the builders merchant contacted material handling experts B&B Attachments. The leading fork lift truck attachment company in the UK and Ireland were tasked to provide MAP with a solution to improve their productivity when handling concrete masonry products.

Following a full site survey B&B Attachments, together with Linde Material Handling, supplied MAP Building & Civil Engineering Supplies Ltd with a bespoke rotating overhead clamp forklift truck attachment. This attachment is part of a range specially developed by B&B for builder merchants. The FHP15R attachment is the ideal solution for loading and handling the large amount of brick and block packs which are delivered to MAP on a daily basis.


Speed, versatility, ease of use

The FHP15R overhead block clamp attachment is part of B&B’s popular BlockMaster range which has been designed to withstand the tough environment of the brick and block industry. The FHP15R attachment is rated 1,500kg at 1,100mm and has been fitted to a 3,500kg Linde truck, which gives a full 1,500kg capacity at 1,100mm. This attachment is a popular choice for yard work and loading, it offers excellent durability, serviceability and performance.

Andy Schofield, Transport and Yard Manager comments “Attention to detail and quality is evident in the design features of this attachment. We are delighted with the speed, versatility and ease of use it gives us when moving our products. It has helped improve our daily productivity and B&B’s expertise and knowledge is second to none.”


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