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Finalist at the SHD Logistics Awards 2015

Return on Investment Award – Alvan Blanch with Combilift

We are pleased to announce that Alvan Blanch are finalist for the Return on Investment Award category - Alvan Blanch with Combilift at the SHD Logistics Awards 2015. The award ceremony will be held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square and acclaimed standup and TV presenter Romesh Ranganathan will host the awards on 19th March 2015.

Moving Alvan Blanch’s grain driers onto low loaders for transportation used to take over three hours, involve five personnel and four forklifts.

Since the company took delivery of a Combi-SC the procedure now requires just the one piece of lifting equipment, one driver and it is done and dusted in 10 minutes. With annual sales of driers now exceeding 120 units this significant investment is already paying its way.

The Combi-SC was originally designed to carry containers and although the design of the grain driers is not dissimilar to these in that they are long box shapes, a crucial difference is that they are tapered, the height can vary at the front and the back and the weight is not evenly distributed as the working components are mainly situated at one end. Combilift design engineers created a bespoke version of the SC for Alvan Blanch to ensure stable lifting of various sized units, the largest of which weighs around 22t, is almost 20m long and nearly 4m wide.

Evie Rudman, Despatch Manager says: “The Combi-SC has definitely given us major benefits in terms of convenience, safety and speed. We can now move these huge pieces of equipment around the yard so easily.”

Alvan Blanch was established over 60 years ago and designs and manufactures machines and integrated systems for the primary and secondary processing of agricultural produce and waste materials. The company is a world leader in its field, exporting to over 100 countries from its base in rural Wiltshire.

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