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Five minutes with… Yarl Dunn, Managing Director of SHS Handling Solutions

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Describe what SHS Handling Solutions does?

At SHS we help companies move goods safely and efficiently by designing, supplying and maintaining materials handling equipment.

Driven by a family commitment to driver safety, our story began in 1998. Since then, we’ve grown to become a trusted leader, delivering end-to-end solutions with expertise and dedication.

Trusted by more than 5,000 customers in logistics, distribution, warehousing, food and drink logistics, retail and hire and construction sectors, we understand the need to have a reliable partner to help keep businesses moving forward.

We provide pallet trucks, electric pallet trucks, sack trucks, stackers, order pickers, trolleys, scissor lift tables, specialised materials handling, dray equipment and workplace equipment.

Tell us about the Liftek Cagemover which was launched at the Commercial Vehicle Show in April?

Designed to transform Cage Movement, the new Liftek Cagemover range has a simple yet highly effective design with advanced safety features. Designed to prioritise worker safety while optimising efficiency, this innovative solution promises to transform cage movement by taking the strain off the operator.

By securely seating and lifting the cage from the ground, the Liftek Cagemover eliminates the physical strain on operators.  Additionally, it eases the directional steering including on uneven terrain, making this ideal in situations such as retail and supermarket deliveries as well as internal goods movement.

The Liftek Cagemover will help operators prevent workplace injuries, such as strains and sprains, reducing downtime, as well as support health and safety protocols.

It is also designed to empower employees to effortlessly move heavy loads, boosting operational efficiency and also reducing damage to cages and goods.

Ideal for tail-lift trucks, warehousing, and everyday roll-cage handling, the Liftek Cagemover range offers compatibility with both full cages and cage stacking, and can be tailored to each customer’s requirements.

With the Liftek Cagemover, businesses can elevate safety standards, minimise cage damage and reduce workplace injuries. Best of all it is operator friendly with no licence required, ensuring hassle-free implementation.

What can the company provide customers in terms of design and supply assistance?

Our dedicated in-house R&D experts deliver safety-driven bespoke solutions tailored to the unique challenges of individual businesses, putting innovation and customer service at the heart of everything they do. Also, dedicated account managers ensure smooth equipment supply, with short lead times and operator training to get operators up and running quickly.

How important is the issue of safety to SHS?

Our nationwide team of certified engineers provide comprehensive servicing and repair maintenance to Health and Safety Executive (HSE) industry standards, keeping equipment running smoothly and minimising downtime.

At SHS, we don’t just stop at providing exceptional products and services, we are also experts in driver safety, understanding the critical role it plays in every operation. Our solutions are not only designed for efficiency but also for the safety of staff. We know that a safe workplace is a productive one, and our commitment to driver safety is a cornerstone of everything we offer.

Yarl Dunn, Managing Director of SHS Handling Solutions


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