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Material Handling Survey 2017 Reveals Key Challenges to Productivity

Written by Graham Jones, 14 Mar, 2018

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes


In a previous post, we shared our early findings from the Material Handling Survey 2017. Now the survey is complete, we are back to report on the key challenges limiting material handling productivity.

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TCM Nominated for the 2018 Ergonomics and Safety FLTA Awards

Written by Ashley-Kate, 6 Mar, 2018

We’re really pleased to announce that TCM were finalists in the 2018 FLTA awards and our EO and FB series were nominated for the Ergonomics and Safety categories respectively. The FLTA Awards for Excellence were launched to ‘encourage and reward examples of excellence throughout the forklift truck industry and beyond’, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this prestigious award.

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Preventing Common Forklift Accidents In Your Workplace

Written by Ashley-Kate, 30 Jan, 2018

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Forklifts are one of the most useful pieces of equipment in a modern warehouse. With some forklifts able to lift and shift up to 5000kg, they make moving heavy and awkward items that was once a full day’s job, if it was possible at all, into a straightforward and manageable task. The use of modern forklifts compared to previous methods, such as creating elaborate an improvised rope and pulley system, is an efficient and relatively safe alternative. However, although forklifts are safe compared to their antiquated predecessors, they are by no stretch of the imagination a safe piece of equipment in the modern warehouse.

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How to Improve Forklift Operator Efficiency by Creating Comfortable Working Environments

Written by Ashley-Kate, 27 Oct, 2017

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

Operator safety is one of the most important considerations when it comes to investing in a new forklift for your business. However, businesses can often become preoccupied with preventing major injuries to pedestrians and operators in the workplace, which is incredibly important in itself, but many business often overlook day-to-day injuries to forklift operators themselves that can have a long lasting impact on their workforce.

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How to Create a Culture of Health and Safety in the Workplace

Written by Ashley-Kate, 29 Sep, 2017

*Update our new FB Series is a finalist for the FLTA Safety Award. Find out more about this.*

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes

Health and safety is an ever present topic for businesses within the material handling industry, particularly as the equipment required to transport and move goods can pose a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of your workforce.

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What your business needs to consider to make sure you are ready for 2040

Written by Ashley-Kate, 12 Sep, 2017

It’s likely that you’ve heard about the new legislation regarding the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans.


From 2040, all new petrol and diesel cars and vans (and in all likelihood, petrol and diesel engines in general) will be banned from sale in the UK and France in a bid to increase air quality in our towns and cities. It’s also quite likely that many other European countries will follow suit over the next few years.

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How to make the best decision for your business when buying forklift batteries

Written by Ashley-Kate, 7 Sep, 2017

Over the past ten or so years, there has been a substantial shift towards using batteries to power vehicles. It is becoming increasingly more important to reduce our reliance on fossil and other non-renewable energy sources. Now, in 2017, there is a noticeable increase in the interest surrounding this area and there is now a need to start considering the implications of this growing trend.

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Early Results From The Material Handling Survey 2017

Written by Ashley-Kate, 4 Sep, 2017

For the past couple of months we have been running a survey to inform our upcoming 2017 report on material handling and how the equipment and processes used can impact business productivity.

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How to choose the right forklift battery to suit your needs

Written by Jason Howlett, 31 Aug, 2017

This is the third in a series of 4 articles from Hoppecke UK this month which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

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Why forklift servicing and maintenance is essential for battery efficiency

Written by Stuart Browne, 29 Aug, 2017

This is the third in a series of 4 articles from Hoppecke UK this month which focus on batteries and the areas you need to consider if opting for battery powered equipment.

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