Vehicle Loading for Breweries
Transporting barrels, kegs and chillers is centric to the brewery industry, which is why it is so important to follow health and safety procedures during service as well as deliveries. Legislation is continuously changing and unit taxes on alcohol are on the increase; it’s ever more important to ensure processes and procedures are optimised across the board.
A key area many businesses fail to properly scrutinise is the supply chain. There’s little denying that it’s seemingly difficult to think much further than manpower and staffing levels, but what if the solution lay elsewhere?
Fuller’s Brewery Case study
In light of the challenges faced by the brewery industry, Stanley presents its vehicle loading solution, the PowerMate LiftGate. As you can see above we have provided several of these machines to one of the UK’s leading brewers, Fuller’s Brewery.
The LiftGate is an internally-fitted lifting arm that enables the operator to manoeuvre kegs, chillers, barrels and beyond from the rear or side door of a van onto the ground level with one simple movement. This lifting device takes up minimal space inside the van, and is protected from the elements unlike traditional external lifts. The swing arm allows you to position the load inside the vehicle and saves the need to manhandle the load.
Once the load is out of the vehicle, it then needs to be transported into a bar, restaurant or club. This is a challenging task, especially if there are stairs involved.
That’s where Stanley stair climbers come in. We offer tailor-made stair climbing solutions that are designed to make life for those who handle the various goods associated with the brewery industry much easier and more importantly, safer.
The Pogo shown above is a light-duty motorised hand truck, most commonly used for delivering small, heavier items such as kegs, of up to 100kg. This innovative stair climbing solution reduces property and product damage by ensuring a strong level of control is maintained during the moving process, which is easily conducted by a single operator.