Founded in 1975 the Company operates from its facilities in the heart of the Deeside Enterprise Zone situated in Flintshire, North Wales, one of the most modern, high skills driven manufacturing areas in the UK. Our strategic location in Deeside, with its easy access to Wales, the North West and the Midlands enables us to provide expert advice built on over 40 years’ experience of every aspect of forklift truck and material handling equipment.
Hannaman Material Handling is one of the UK’s leading independent forklift truck companies specialising in the hire, lease, sale, service, refurbishment and repair of forklift trucks and other associated materials handling equipment.
At Hannaman Material Handling we are proud of having strong links with our OEM and Supplier partners as it enables us to offer a complete range of high quality products and services to our customers. When backed up by our professional aftersales operations and support teams, you have a combination that you can rely on to keep your operation running smoothly and efficiently.
Hannaman Material Handling success has been built by caring for our customers and providing a quality, price competitive service to every client no matter how large or small their business requirements.
Our professional and experienced service support teams and our carefully selected range of high quality equipment’s help us to combine and provide the best solutions for our customers.
As a CAT Lift Truck and Baumann Side-loader Dealer, Hannaman Material Handling also has several other Equipment Manufacturer links and access to equipment with other leading manufacturers such as Combilift, JCB, Crown, Heli, Still and Hako but to name a few.
Hannaman Material Handling understand that every customer, project and season is different and we know your business needs are ever changing. Our goal is to meet your hire needs be it a single pallet truck or a fleet of forklifts, we have the resources and facilities to cope with most requests. Our unique product range extends further to industrial floor care sweepers and scrubbers.
Emergency Replacement: If your truck is down and you simply have no time for down time, a short term hire is the ideal way to ensure you hit your targets whilst your own truck is being serviced or repaired.
Infrequent Application: You may need a certain piece of equipment to fulfil a certain task, however not regularly enough to warrant purchasing the machinery yourself. Our short-term hire range has a complete selection of equipment, including industrial floor care.
Seasonal Demand: Using short-term hire to help you facilitate seasonal rises in the demand of your forklift fleet you gain a cost effective solution, which eliminates the unnecessary costs of idle equipment.
Unexpected Demand: An unforeseen trend leads your company to experiencing a much higher volume of sales than anticipated. We have trucks ready for you so you can handle the excess workload.
One off Application: Every now and then you may need a piece of materials handling equipment for a unique application. We offer a comprehensive range of products to ensure any unusual occurrences are covered.
Contract Hire: Contract Hire can be arranged for periods of 1 to 7 years. Hannaman Material Handling can offer new or refurbished equipment for a contract period at extremely competitive prices.
To ensure that you get the right solution to fit your business needs each piece of equipment is priced independently ensuring correct levels of maintenance and the correct truck for the correct application.
Contract Hire allows easy budgeting – you know what you have to pay, allowing you to plan ahead and control costs. The benefits include;
Delivery, maintenance, service and repairs – removing the worry and expense.
Off-balance sheet finance – On qualifying agreements, the outstanding rentals are not shown as liabilities on the customers balance sheet, and therefore do not adversely impact the gearing ratios.
Tax-efficient – 100% rental allowable against tax. Improvement of financial ratios such as gearing and return on capital.
Hannaman Material Handling offer a number of Service Maintenance packages designed to ensure your equipment operates to peak efficiencies and reliability, and meets the standard required by Thorough Examination.
ALL our service and maintenance packages include Thorough Examination, as we believe safety is paramount in everything we do.
Hannaman Material Handling are a CFTS (Consolidated Fork Truck Services) accredited examiner for Thorough Examination.
What is a Thorough Examination of working equipment?
The Health and Safety Executive defines Thorough Examination as the following
“Thorough examination of industrial lift trucks is required under health and safety law: LOLER 1998, which covers lifting equipment, and PUWER 1998, which deals with all other safety-related items, such as brakes, steering and tyres. Your regular inspections as part of a preventive maintenance scheme or scheduled service are not a thorough examination.”
Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 (LOLER 98)
LOLER regulations came in to force in 1998 from the Health and Safety Commission. The Regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over lifting equipment. They state that all lifting equipment MUST be examined
Every 6 Months (if lifting persons, or a lifting attachment)
Every 12 Months (for all other lifting equipment)
After the installation and before first time use
If the lifting equipment has been involved in exceptional circumstances that could jeopardise safety of the equipment
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
In addition to LOLER and also in force since 1998. The PUWER regulations place duties on people and companies who own, operate or have control over work equipment. They state that equipment provided for use at work is:
Suitable for intended use
Safe for use, maintained in a safe condition and inspected to ensure it is correctly installed and does not subsequently deteriorate.
Used only by people who have received adequate information, instruction and training
Accompanied by suitable Health and Safety measures, such as protective devices and controls. These will normally include emergency stop devices, adequate means of isolation from sources of energy , clearly visible markings and warning devices
At Hannamans we recognise that making the most of your capital is essential to running a profitable business.
Should our customers not want to buy new, our workshop provides customers with greater flexibility and opportunity when preparing annual budgets in respect to equipment replacement costs as we can remove existing equipment from site and return them fully repaired or refurbished to our high standards, keeping costs to a minimum. Our workshop is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment so as to effect quick, long-lasting repairs which are equal to or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s specifications.
We can also provide a temporary replacement from our hire fleet of equipment so that you don’t have to stop production or incur any downtime in your operations. Our unique workshop facility extends to all types of major repairs and full equipment overhauls.
We offer 3 levels of refurbishment for used forklifts, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. All are designed to bring your equipment back to optimum performance and reliability whilst keeping your budget in mind. We can provide refurbishment on either your existing equipment or on any used forklift you purchase from us.
What is covered?
Full Service and TE Inspection
Re-Paint body work
As per Tier 3 with
Clean/Repair Battery compartment
Replace parts as required to serviceable
As per Tier 2 with:
Replace Hydraulic Hoses if required
New Wheel/Mast Bearings
Check/replace drive motors
Replace Mats/padal rubbers/battery box
North Wales and the North West UK