The UK’s leading independent port equipment supplier, Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd, has announced a tie-up with Finnish translifter manufacturer Movella Oy that will see the Warwickshire-based business take exclusive distributor status for Movella across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Movella Oy, based in Tampere Finland who started developing their own products in 2016 and have very quickly become a major player in the translifter and cassette trailer market. 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 upto 130 tonnes. The range tops-out with I-series translifter capable of handling 220 tonnes which is ideally aimed at the extreme robust and heavy-duty steel industry.
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.” Chris continued, “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 have recently supplied a turn-key project into Belgium to discharge multiple 30 tonne coils from the quay edge in Antwerp into storage, have welcomed this move. Speaking on behalf of Movella, Hannu Kukkola, Sales Manager 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 have demonstrated their connection to their 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.
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.