Ramco invest £850,000 in new forklift fleet
Management Team Zak Fleming

RAMCO recently took delivery of a fleet of Hyster, high capacity forklift trucks, for its OCTG facility in Portlethen, Aberdeen. The trucks, which are supplied by Briggs Equipment, feature the latest in forklift truck technology for improved productivity, efficiency and low running costs.

The new fleet comprises of three 16-18T heavy duty trucks, a 7T and a 3T compact model, and a front loader JCB, which have been chosen to exactly match RAMCO’s demanding operational needs. In addition to the many benefits the new models will bring to the business, the increased lifting capacity will result in less movements in the 200,000 m2 facility providing better productivity and reduced fuel costs.

Commenting on the latest investment, Zak Fleming, Operations Director said “we are keeping a focus on efficiency across all our processes to match cost, safety and operational improvements already in place. Not only are the new trucks effective, they are also more environmentally friendly through reduced emissions and improved fuel consumption. Updating our fleet is part of our ongoing growth strategy and this is one of the many steps in investing in the future of the company.”

Iain Hunter, Yard Forman, added “The new fleet are a pleasure to work with, they have made our drivers’ working lives easier, in particular the added safety features, the reduction in carbon emissions and noise pollution will really make a difference.”

The forklift investment is on the back of an upgrade to the Norwegian fleet earlier this year and is one of a number RAMCO have made over the last 12 months. The next step will be to implement the new Remote Operational Management System, which will be at the operational core of the business, building upon our 40 years of heritage, moving RAMCO to a paperless bespoke tubular management system.