Improving Productivity at Great Bear

Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide shared-user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip customers.

Managing over 4.5 million sq ft of warehousing, and operating a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as an innovative operator.

Having recently undergone a major expansion programme, with the opening of new sites in Northampton providing 475,000 sq ft, Chorley in Lancashire providing 230,000 sq ft and Bromborough in Merseyside providing 170,000 sq ft, Great Bear has also modernised its equipment and machinery, giving the company the capability to support major new contracts.

To help with this expansion B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments and exclusive UK distributor of Kaup equipment, has supplied Great Bear with innovative Double Pallet Handlers, providing the logistics company with faster, more reliable loading, unloading and end-of-line support.

The Kaup Double Pallet Handler attachment, supplied through B&B Attachments via Impact Handling, has two sets of hydraulically-operated forks, which function in a synchronized way, ensuring that the centre pick-up of the load is guaranteed. This motion provides a quick and efficient method of handling goods.

The attachment has been designed specifically for transporting several pallets simultaneously, and can be quickly and easily altered to handle either single or pairs of palletized products. This flexibility allows Great Bear to respond immediately to changes in its daily output, and the numerous products handled.

Paul Grady, Major Accounts Manager at Impact Handling comments “We are delighted with the attachments and service provided by B&B Attachments. Impact Handling pride ourselves on offing the greatest choice of quality equipment, including being the sole distributor for Cat® Lift Trucks for the whole of the UK and Ireland.

The attachments provided to Great Bear have already helped increase performance, making the Double Pallet Handlers an integral part of on-site operations.”

Established over 30 years ago, B&B attachments Ltd offers the largest range of products from a single source. With customers throughout the UK and Europe, B&B continues to build on its reputation for offering the most comprehensive aftercare service available in the attachment and mast field. B&B has a unique post-order service team for specialist attachments in the UK, with 15 field based service engineers spanning the country.