BLTWORLD – MDS M515 trommel producing gabion rock
South Africa: Durban-based material handling specialists, BLT, has transformed its corporate identity, with the launch of a new company name – BLTWORLD.
“The company, which has traded locally and internationally as BLT – Big Lift Trucks – for over 20 years, needed to re-brand, in line with changes in the business model and an extended product profile,” explains BLTWORLD’s managing director, Ken Mouritzen. “BLTWORLD, which represents the consolidation of different specialist divisions, to form a single, unified brand, has been well received by our broad network of local and international suppliers, as well as our loyal customer base.
“The BLTWORLD team is proud of its rejuvenated identity that reflects the company’s sound structure and global offering of an extensive range of quality branded handling equipment.”
Through a carefully implemented expansion strategy, the company’s portfolio of container and bulk handling equipment now encompasses Mobicon straddle carriers, Taylor empty and loaded container handlers and reach stackers, as well as Meclift variable reach trucks for swift and safe container stuffing and handling. Terminal tractors can be customised for specific handling tasks required. The company is also the exclusive distributor in Africa for the Samson range of bulk handling equipment, which includes material and boom feeders for loading and high capacity stockpiling, link conveyors and grab hoppers, as well as mobile shiploaders. BLTWORLD also distributes MDS trommel screens and apron feeders for mineral processing and recycling applications.
New to the range are Five Watts light emitting diode (LED) work lights, which ensure safety on site, even after dark. Liftec translifters and cassettes are used for horizontal heavy transportation in ports and industry to improve production flexibility and enhance safety for workers, cargo and equipment.
BLTWORLD’s portfolio of German engineered walk-behind Haaga sweepers range from entry level machines for domestic and commercial applications, to high power sweepers for use in large commercial and industrial areas.
Terminal tractors, used to place trailers at offloading and loading docks, significantly enhance efficient logistics at dock areas. Yard management benefits, like reduced traffic congestion and faster handling speed, greater safety on site and operational flexibility, play a critical role in the logistics chain .
In response to demand from logistics and supply chain managers, for improved efficiencies in distribution, warehousing, production facilities and trucking yards, BLTWORLD’s solutions services now encompass the rental option of shunting tractors.
With banks around the world now offering limited finance options, there is a growing trend for companies to rent equipment, rather than make a substantial investment in new machinery. For this reason, BLTWORLD supports its entire range of new and reconditioned machines with a rental option. A maintenance programme designed to suit each customer’s requirements, is tailored for optimum performance and extended service life of every machine.
The company also offers a technical advisory and original spare parts service to all sectors, including shipping, mining and quarrying, civil engineering and construction, general engineering and agriculture.