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Cooper helps container services firm to boost productivity


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Ref: PRCSH134
Date: 13th December 2017

Cooper helps container services firm

to boost productivity

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A well-established container services specialist is benefiting from increased productivity after Cooper Specialised Handling provided a cost-effective solution to improve the company's heavy lifting capabilities.

Northern Containers is part of the Ace Group and specialises in the sale of new and used shipping containers. It also operates a UK-wide container hire service, provides depot and self-storage facilities and carries out conversions and fabrications.

The company was due to replace one of the machines in its fleet and a SANY double lift empty container handler is now in service at its Leeds base.

Cooper Specialised Handling, based near Kenilworth, is SANY's exclusive distributor in the UK and supported the directors of Northern Containers by hosting a visit to the manufacturer's European headquarters near Dusseldorf in Germany.

Sean Birdsall, managing director of Northern Containers, said: "Our operation demands quality equipment that we can rely on day in, day out and we were impressed with SANY's manufacturing facilities, the build quality of the trucks and the high standard specification.

"For us, it's also important to work with an experienced partner who understands our business and Cooper Specialised Handling has given us untold support, creating a cost-effective handling solution that is already boosting productivity."

To ensure the equipment would meet the container services company's needs Cooper incorporated a series of options at no extra cost to enhance operator comfort and promote safety.

Cooper Specialised Handling's sales director Chris Barnes said: "We're delighted to have secured this important new contract with Northern Containers. Seeing the equipment at work in a realistic environment enabled the directors to gain a better understanding of the technology and appreciate how they can use it to benefit their expanding business operation."

Caption: Northern Containers has seen an uplift in productivity thanks to the cost-effective container handling solution provided by Cooper Specialised Handling. 

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Editor's Notes

Cooper Specialised Handling operates in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland. It is the exclusive UK distributor for Meclift and Sany equipment, sole importer and distributor for Mantsinen cranes and a specialist in Konecranes lift trucks. The company also has a specialist aftersales division, Cooper Handling Solutions. Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions comprising high quality, high value products and reliable service for customers operating in the toughest sectors across freight, ports, inter-modal terminals and other heavy lifting industries.

Media contact:

Martine Layland

CHANGEWORKS Communications Limited
t: + 44 (0) 1785 247588

Company contact:

David Cooper

Chief Executive

Cooper SH Limited
Holly Farm Business Park
United Kingdom

Tel: 01926 658900