Material Handling Equipment

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What is manual handling equipment?

Handling equipment encompasses every sort of product which helps to move, store and protect materials in settings such as warehouses. This equipment can be found in all sorts of industries including hardware, retail, manufacturing and construction.

These products can be split up into a number of basic categories. Transport equipment is anything that can be used to transfer goods from one place to another, which are things like trucks and cranes. Positioning equipment enables staff to load and unload products safely, such as lifting tables. Unit load formation equipment is used to combine products together so that they can be stored or transported as one: examples of these are pallets and crates. The final type is storage equipment, anything from cages to baskets which are built to contain products for long periods of time.

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What types of handling equipment do RentalSpec create?

There are so many different types of industrial handling materials, all with their own uses and benefits. At RentalSpec we create and design everything from pallet trucks, warehouse trolleys and everything in between.

Warehouse Trolleys

Warehouses house all sorts of goods and equipment, and so the variety of trolleys designed for material handling is almost endless. From A-frame trolleys to safely move glass, to gas cylinder trolleys to securely transport bottles of hazardous substances, we design and create products to make your warehouse team’s work safer, easier and more efficient.

Warehouse Trolleys
Industrial Trucks and Trolleys

Industrial trucks and trolleys are designed to do the heavy lifting so that you don’t have to. We make pallet trucks, which are an essential part of day to day life in the warehouse, helping you move heavy or bulky items efficiently. You can also move your goods and stock with our heavy duty platform trolleys, made with hardwearing rubber wheels and anti-friction turntables which enable you to manoeuvre round tight spots and narrow aisles with ease.

Industrial Trucks & Trolleys
Cages & Stillages

Cages and stillages are a vital part of warehouse life, and can be found in many other types of environments as well. The different types can be used for everything from transporting parcels in sorting offices to sheets of glass in factories and across building sites.

Cages & Stillages
Gas Cylinder Trolleys

A great gas cylinder trolley needs to be able to do a number of things. Gas cylinders need to be kept upright whilst being stored and in transit. They also need to be safely secured so they do not fall over at any point while being moved. They unequivocally cannot be dropped or damaged as they often store dangerous, flammable liquids (for example propane) which can cause serious harm.

Packing Benches

Having manual handling systems in place is vital for effective logistics, so it is important for organisations to acquire these products from the right source. Durable, long-lasting products can not only help with the speed at which your team works, but will also keep them safe when handling heavy, bulky or even hazardous loads.  

Here at RentalSpec we’ve been designing and manufacturing custom material handling equipment since 1995, everything from gas cylinder trolleys and flatbed trolleys to turntable trucks and metal stillages.  

We pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to ensure each product is of the highest standard and exactly to their requirements. Our unique bespoke service and our skilled design and manufacturing teams, in addition to our top quality customer service means we’re able to take on all kinds of projects, big and small. We’re completely based in the UK so we can offer fantastic prices and minimal delays.

Why RentalSpec?

There are many places you could go to source material handling equipment - so why should you choose RentalSpec? Our expert team have been expertly designing and manufacturing products since 1995, so these decades of experience have allowed us to hone our skills and create only the best quality pieces.

We design and manufacture everything down to the smallest detail, without needing to outsource to other companies or countries. This means you’ll always have the comfort and knowledge of being integrated with the team working on your pieces: no more middle men. More than this, you’ll also experience minimal delays in the delivery of your product as all materials are UK-based too.

Working with us means being a part of the process, you get to have your say about how you want your end products. We will keep you informed on the progress of your project and you will be able to ask questions any time, ensuring the final product or products are exactly how you want them. Get in touch to find out more about our company, and the material handling equipment we can provide for you.

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What’s the process for purchasing manual handling equipment from RentalSpec?

We love working on orders big and small, every project is important to us no matter the size or scale. Our award-winning, bespoke service keeps you in the loop at all times so that you end up with a product that exceeds your expectations.

Send an enquiry

You can contact our friendly, expert team in a number of ways. Get in touch over the phone or via the contact form on our website and let us know what it is you would like us to manufacture.

Discuss your requirements

Soon after you submit your initial enquiry, a member of our team will be in touch to further discuss the details of your proposed project. These specifications will include things like size, quantity, material and your budget.

Test out the prototypes

Once we have all the details of your project, our team will create a prototype for you to test out at your workplace. This means you are able to ensure the product fits your requirements, and you can let us know about any final adjustments you want. Once everyone is satisfied, we will create the final product for you!

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An example of our work

Wiggle is the world’s biggest online fitness retailer, selling products for all sorts of activities including cycling, running, hiking and more. We’ve been working with Wiggle for more than a decade to provide them with fantastic solutions to help their team work safely and efficiently, and ultimately that their customers receive their products in a timely manner. We have created everything from picking trolleys to packing benches, and in 2020 they approached us with a new project.

Wiggle wanted new packing stations for their large warehouse space in Wolverhampton. Their team packs thousands of deliveries every day and so the stations needed to be durable and long-lasting.

Working collaboratively with Wiggle we provided them with working samples for their staff to inspect. These prototypes allowed any practical issues to be addressed and rectified before production began on the final pieces. Wiggle were incredibly pleased with the end result, which allows their team to pack even more efficiently than before.

Wiggle Case Study

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