Fleet efficiencies created for new Briggs’ customer PPM Industries
30 October, 2018 by Kathryn Hyde
Briggs Equipment recently delivered eight new machines to new customer PPM Industries’ site in Cannock this week.
PPM Industries is a leading global manufacturer of masking and other adhesives tapes with two production plants in Italy and one in India. In Cannock, PPM has a distribution hub and converting branch. Jumbo rolls arrives from the Italian plant, ready to be processed into retail-ready rolls and dispatched.
The relationship has been developed with regular visits to site over the past 12 months and Briggs identified a number of ways in which the customer could increase efficiencies within their fleet, as well as increase ever-important health and safety on site.
The new fleet consists of three Hyster reach trucks, a Hyster A15 with a Baumann paper roll clamp, a S1.0 pallet stacker, a JLG scissor lift and two Hyster 2.5T LPG Counter-Balances.
Billy Curtiss, PPM Industries Purchasing Manager said, “Briggs have found a solution that meant we could reduce the fleet size, for example due to the mast height on their previous machines being unable to fit under a doorway from one side of the factory into the other, we previously had to use two machines. As the new fleet has a reduced mast height, one machine can now to be used in both sides. We now have brand new machines and the reduction of the number required meant we have achieved a cost saving overall! Additionally with the introduction of the paper roll clamp we are removing a manual handling process which will increase safety on site.”