Impact handling, the exclusive UK distributor for Konecranes Lift Trucks, has seen a recent surge in demand for its largest 60 tonne machines.
The purpose-built heavy duty Konecranes forklifts, capable of handling the largest and most demanding of loads, have helped enable ambitious projects across the construction and industrial sectors.
Impact worked closely with their customers and the Konecranes factory team to carefully design the customised machines to perfectly fit their intended applications. A comprehensive delivery and training support programme ensured the machines were efficiently integrated into their new environments, whilst further peace of mind was provided by Impact’s extensive and readily available UK parts supply.
Terry Kendrew, Managing Director at Impact Handling says: “There hasn’t been a single 60 tonne machine sold in the UK for over 10 years – by any manufacturer – and we have just delivered our second in only a matter of months, with more on our order books and in production.” Mr. Kendrew goes on to say, “These 60 tonne machines allow project planners to think bigger and are capable of delivering increased efficiencies of scale. With the quality and reliability of the Konecranes product really coming into its own in these most extreme of applications.”
The first of the giant machines was commissioned for Harsco Metals at Liberty Steel’s Rotherham works site and fulfils a crucial role as part of the revitalised UK Steel industry. The second 60 tonne machine entered service as part of the innovative Aberdeen Harbour Extension Project (AHEP).