B&B Attachments, located in Northumberland, is the leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments in the UK. The company which has a growing export division, recently aided Oriental Brickworks in Malaysia by providing the company with a bespoke solution to improve performance and on-site productivity.
Founded in 1980, B&B Attachments has facilitated the sale and hire of forklift truck attachments produced by leading international manufacturers, including attachments from KAUP GmbH and, uniquely, offers the largest range of products from a single source. Alongside this, B&B’s in-house team design and manufacture bespoke attachments, creating products that meet their customers' specific material handling requirements.
Histar Industrial Development is an engineering company established in the mid 90’s, based in Malaysia, that specializes in equipment and machinery for the ceramic industry, B&B Attachments via Histar, has provided Oriental Brickworks with 2 Brick Tine attachments.
The innovative Brick Tine attachment, clamps the bottom layer of bricks on a pack. This greatly reduces the likelihood that the bricks will be damaged when moved around site, thereby protecting Oriental Brickworks’ investment, and preventing the high cost of replacing any damaged goods. To protect the bricks further, the pressure of the Brick Tine's grip on the pack is controlled by mechanical springs on link rods, operated by a single, rear hydraulic cylinder; giving the safest grip at the lowest pressure to the product. The tines have both upper and lower replaceable strips, which hold the product without causing any damage. To allow for safe and precise loading, both onto other stacks and onto transport vehicles, the attachment is fitted with a side shift facility, so that the operator can perfectly align their loads, making these attachments a vital part of everyday operations, and ensuring faster and safer handling.
Mike Barton Managing Director of B&B Attachments comments "Working with Histar and Oriental Brickworks was a pleasure, I am always delighted to make overseas contacts as we take B&B forward. The strength and performance of the equipment is crucial, as well as ease of use, providing Oriental Brickworks with maximum onsite productivity. I am thrilled to add that due to the success of these attachments Oriental Brickworks have placed an order for a third unit to greater increase their on-site productivity. B&B Attachments are currently working on the redesign of our website, which will have a dedicated section for export intended to aid our international customers in finding information they need from us quickly and easily, as we continue to expand our export division further.”
Calvin Neo, Engineer at Histar Industrial Development (Malaysia) comments “It has been a pleasure doing business with B&B. Since our first purchase of tine attachment in 2006, we have found B&B a very friendly and responsive company. The first unit was received promptly and it was beyond our expectations in both quality and durability. B&B Attachments have been flexible in fitting in with our requirements and are willing to accept any feedback to further improve designs. Whilst being responsive, B&B has also been supportive in both technical advice and customer service. I believe B&B will continue to grow as there are still many industries that require special and unique attachments for loading and unloading purposes.”