Further to our recent news announcing the purchase of the very first, dedicated intermodal Sany reach stacker for our short-term rental fleet in February, Cooper Handling Solutions Ltd, the rental and after-sales arm of Cooper Group Holdings Ltd, has announced an even more significant investment of almost £2m in new rental equipment for 2022.
For many businesses striving to maintain the flexibility to take up new opportunities while also ensuring they can respond to changing customer requirements, hiring in heavy duty lifting equipment on a short-term basis makes sound economic sense. Cooper has always adopted a consultative approach, built upon decades of industry experience in finding innovative solutions for customers’ handling needs that frequently challenges the status quo, offering arguably the largest dedicated short-term rental fleet of modern equipment.
Whilst our dedicated rental fleet has in the past consisted of general purpose reachstackers, mainly 4531G or H9 equivalent ‘yard-stacking’ machines, and most recently a newly purchased, full intermodal reachstacker, this latest investment aims to enhance the scope of offering for heavy rental equipment to include conveyor systems, a range of multiple heavy-capacity forklifts, and the addition of two brand-new material handlers.
Up first, is the purchase of a Telestack LF520, Low Range Mobile Hopper Feeder which allows the operator to discharge directly from wheel loaders, grabs, excavators onto barges and vessels at a significantly lower feed in height compared to standard hopper feeders. The unit is fully transportable with handling rates of Circa 600 t/hr, the ability to aid customers increase shed volumes and load vessel, cementing Cooper’s ambition to be the strongest logistic partner from vessel to shed and vs versa.
A significant investment has been made with our long-standing global partner, Svetruck. Since 1977, Svetruck has delivered forklifts and log stackers all over the world within the concept of genuine quality machines combined with cutting edge of modern technology. Today they are one of the leading forklift manufacturers. The highly sought-after equipment from Svetruck, a 25-120 heavy-capacity forklift truck – The first factory refurbished unit, purchased by Coopers, allows us to act immediately on the shortage in the market of quality short term rentals.
Additionally, a further investment has been made with 2 x 33120-42 Svetruck heavy-capacity forklifts. These very special forklifts have been selected to cope with any operating situation a customer may have. Built on a wheelbase traditionally seen as 25 tonnes, the machine offers incredible lift capacity vs turning radius. No expense has been spared when building in the options, and this will set us apart from the rest of the UK rental market.
And so, begins our newest venture into the world of dedicated material handler rentals, 2 x 48 tonne Sany material Handlers specified with 18 reach arms and high specification options list. The units will allow us to demonstrate Sany’s innovative design and robust build, available from mid-2022.
Commenting on behalf of Coopers, Martin Dale, Sales & Rental Manager said “Heavy lifting equipment represents a significant investment for any business. We continue to strive to offer the youngest and most diverse rental fleet, within the specialist heavy lifting and material handling industry, to customers with short-term rental requirements” Martin continues “The adverse effect of an unreliable machine with high ongoing costs can be considerable, so once we have identified your equipment needs, we can match this with a rental solution that is optimised for your business. Having the ability to present a complete heavy-lifting and material handling solution is something which most other companies are unable to offer”
Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck, RAM Spreaders, Telestack bulk material handling conveying systems and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranes, Movella Translifters, TEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks. The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Handling Solutions, which specialises in engineering support.
Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.