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    Hengelo, The Netherlands

    Foseco-mainFounded in 1932 in Birmingham, England, Foseco makes components and provides solutions for the foundry and steel mill industries worldwide.

    Founded in 1932 in Birmingham, England, Foseco makes components and provides solutions for the foundry and steel mill industries worldwide. Part of the global Vesuvius Group, with a presence in more than 30 countries, Foseco serves the foundries and the steel making industry through two operating divisions; Foseco Foundry and Foseco Steel.

    Foseco has been actively involved in the development of innovative solutions for foundries to minimise their environmental impact.

    Foseco required explosion proof electric forklift trucks to operate in various departments within the operation in the Netherlands.

    How did Hyster Help?

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    1. Provided equipment to meet the specific application requirements
    2. Supplied a range of explosion proof equipment
    3. Supplied equipment in full service maintenance contract through the local distribution partner

    Equiptment Summary

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    The Hyster equipment provided is all equipped with explosion protection to comply with the European ATEX Directives. The fleet of Hyster equipment includes:

    • Hyster 2.0 JXN electric forklift trucks
    • Hyster 2.5 JXN electric forklift trucks
    • Hyster 3.0 JXN electric forklift trucks

    Benefits Hyster Brought to Foseco

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    • Efficiency is enhanced thanks to the Zero Turn Radius steering on the four wheel machines, which offers a turning circle almost as small as that of a three-wheel forklift. This helps the drivers to operate faster
    • Operator morale and efficiency is boosted by the comfortable heated cabs, which incorporate tough glass
    • The operation meets the legal Europen ATEX Directives with explosion protection
    • The Hyster JXN trucks are spacious and comfortable with a low level of vibration for the driver. The low step ensures easy access and egress
    • Excellent operator visibility is provided thanks to the VISTA™ technology used in the masts, helping operators to work faster and more efficiently
    • To minimise downtime, the Hyster equipment has been supplied on a full service maintenance contract through the local distribution partner, which offers rapid response and 24 hour availability for repairs and maintenance.
    • The maintenance team is available within four hours and can supply all components with 98% availability within 24 hours