Hiab Will Deliver Its MOFFETT Forklifts to Topps Tiles


Topps Tiles, the UK’s leading tile specialist, ordered 14 MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts from Hiab, part of Cargotec. The order includes Hiab’s pioneering MOFFETT E-Series, which is the world’s first lithium-ion powered truck mounted forklift, as well as a total repair and maintenance contract, Hiab ProCare.

“MOFFETT E-Series truck mounted forklifts offer silent and emission free deliveries for urban night-time deliveries. Our customers can expand their business window and contribute towards environmental savings with electric MOFFETTs. When developing the E-series we wanted to ensure that this solution generates efficiency in our customers’ logistics, as well as improving the carbon footprint,” said Barry McGrane, Director, Sales and Product Business Management, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab.

Doug Bingham, Head of Supply Chain at Topps Tiles, also commented on the purchase: “The experience we have from the MOFFETT E-Series is very positive. We want to enhance our fleet to include more of this type of emission-free and silent equipment. This also offers us the opportunity to deliver stock outside of store trading hours more effectively.”

In addition to the truck mounted forklifts, Topps Tiles decided to include in its order the Hiab ProCare maintenance contract: “Hiab ProCare is a flexible service contract to secure uptime for Hiab equipment. With scheduled and predictive maintenance, our customers’ equipment retains the high quality they have invested in from the start. Each piece of equipment receives professional care via our global service network. Also, with ProCare, the customer ensure the lowest total cost of ownership and highest resale value for the equipment”, said Barry McGrane.

“ProCare agreement ensures that we can concentrate on our work. It offers us service inspections, emergency breakdown repairs as well as the replacement of worn out parts with originals designed specially for MOFFETT and gives us, as a customer, the same functionality and safety,” added Doug.

The delivery of the Hiab equipment will take place in the second quarter of 2018.


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