Shipmore Limited’s new product STAKA has completed its product testing and is headed for the market with a launch at Multimodal 2012. STAKA saves money by safely stacking pallets inside freight vehicles – enabling transport operators to ship stacked goods safely in existing vehicles. Working with the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) in Buxton, Shipmore tested their new product under different load conditions to ensure safety for drivers, other road users and loading personnel.
With transport costs rising every year, there is tremendous pressure on transport operators to make the most of their vehicles’ freight capacity. Stacking goods on the vehicle allows the load area to be used more effectively, but all too often products are not really suitable for stacking and can easily become unstable in transit. Unstable loads can fall from the vehicle during unloading, putting anyone in the vicinity in danger as well as leading to expensive product damage.
Launching at Multimodal 2012, STAKA is a modular double-decking solution to suit most freight vehicles. Comprising a lightweight steel frame with a wooden deck, STAKA stands over a pallet of goods enabling a second pallet to travel above. Both the extra pallet and the STAKA need to be strapped down to the deck of the vehicle but the extra handling involved is minimal compared to sending a vehicle out twice.
“The flexible, re-usable nature of our product means that transport operators can equip an entire vehicle with STAKAs to create a complete double-deck, or just one or two pallet spaces – enabling them to carry a mix of tall and small pallets in the same vehicle” says Shipmore’s founder, Philippa Bell.
Transport operators have already seen the cost savings of moving more pallets on double-deck trailers, but at 5 metres high these are very large vehicles with restrictions on where they can go. STAKA saves money by improving space efficiency in existing vehicles – enabling operators to make the most of their vehicle fleets. The product pays for itself in just a few trips and continues delivering savings thereafter.
See the new STAKA product on Stand 126 at Multimodal 2012 at NEC, Birmingham, 1st – 3rd May.
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