DB Cargo UK has received two new Hyster ReachStackers for lifting and handling containers and swap bodies from Briggs Equipment as part of an exciting new project in Grangemouth, Scotland.
The company will save money on maintenance and repairs, and provide increased reliability to its customers, thanks to the ReachStacker’s robust design and feature diversity.
With increased availability, DB Cargo will achieve higher levels of productivity across its operations.
The project was led by Grace Thomson, Account Manager at DB Cargo – Intermodal, with support from Paul Moore, Grangemouth Terminal Manager, and the procurement team. It was auctioned in June 2019 and won by Briggs Equipment in October 2019.
Specifications have been drawn up for the rental and maintenance of the new equipment. Following this approval, DB Cargo placed an order for two new Hyster ReachStackers for Grangemouth Terminal and one for Barking Intermodal; Barking’s was delivered last year.
Neil Ethel, COO of DB Cargo (UK) said: “This is a significant investment from DB Cargo (UK) and clearly demonstrates our commitment to the Grangemouth terminal, our colleagues who are based there and our clients for whom we operate there. The new machines provide a safe, reliable and more efficient asset to ensure that we consistently deliver to the highest standards for all of our customers. The investment aligns perfectly with our vision to be the first choice for rail logistics.
Stuart Long, Key Account Manager at Briggs Equipment, said: “We are delighted to have completed delivery of the Hyster ReachStackers to DB Cargo UK. We have worked with their team over the past two years to fully understand their needs and ensure that the equipment solution we provide ticks all the boxes.
“The equipment itself has the ability to operate at high intensity for a long period of time, which will help DB Cargo improve on-site productivity and efficiency.”