Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has delivered 10 Terex TFC 45 H reach stackers to Benin, West Africa.
The machines were put into operation in March, 2016 by Société Béninoise des Manutentions Portuaires (SOBEMAP).
With the reach stackers, the state-owned port operator will further accelerate its container handling in the West African country’s most important economic centre, Cotonou.
SOBEMAP, who ordered the reach stackers via the TPS distributor SOLOMAT based in Marseille, France, is responsible for all handling operations in the Port of Cotonou.
The customer already operated eight TFC 45 H reach stackers, four of their own and four rented, which they acquired between 2006 and 2008.
Antoine Kouthon, Managing Director of SOBEMAP, said: “The existing and new TFC 45 H reach stackers have contributed to the sustainable growth of our business. Together they form an efficient fleet of 18 machines that will help us to extend our leading role in the region.”
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Vice President of Sales and Service in the EMEAR region at TPS, said: “Reach stackers from TPS combine competitive operating costs, ease of maintenance and operator comfort. This mix meets the requirements of many terminal operators.
“Moreover, our diverse portfolio has reach stacker models to meet the specific needs of customers all over the world with regard to load capacity and stacking height.”
The TFC 45 H is part of TPS’ range of proven Terex reach stackers. The machine can stack up to five high-cube containers in the first row.
In April 2015, in addition to the existing range, TPS presented the Terex Liftace 5-31 reach stacker as the first machine of the new lift truck generation.
It was followed in April, 2016 by the Terex Liftace 5-36 reach stacker.
Fact File: TPS is part of the Material Handling & Port Solutions business segment of Terex Corporation that supplies customers in ports with a unique combination of machines, software and services under the Terex and Terex Gottwald brands.