Chemicals and Hazardous Materials

Solutions to handle quicker, greener and safer

As the global population reaches 8 billion, there is a need to deliver on production demands in a greener and more efficient manner. Are you ready? We are.


Transform Your Greatest Challenges into Opportunities

Increasing plant productivity, through efficient use of resources, is a key factor in the chemical industry today.

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Safety and Regulations

Your industry is highly regulated and workers often operate around hazardous materials.  

How can you meet Safework requirements and help keep your employees safe?

  • Use telematics to track lift truck access and provide training updates
  • Implement automated solutions and redirect workers to more value-added tasks
  • Evaluate whether forklift awareness solutions will help increase awareness and minimize risk in your facility
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The chemicals and plastics industry has been increasing efforts toward sustainability, but meeting the demands of customers and government agencies remain a challenge.

Want to improve the environmental performance of your operation?

  • Help maximize sustainability through electrification of your fleet
  • Source from suppliers who strive for a greener supply chain
  • Develop a recycling plan for by-products of your operation
Achieve a greener operation
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Raw Materials Pricing

Raw materials pricing cab be volatile and out of your control, impacting your bottom line.

How can you better manage costs within your operation?

  • Right-size your materials handling equipment with a fleet management plan
  • Deploy energy efficient equipment
  • Utilize equipment offering lower maintenance costs and longer service intervals
Protect your bottom line
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Labor Retention

Hiring people who are willing to learn your industry is one thing, but it’s often difficult to keep them.

How can you retain talent and help reduce turnover?

  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems
  • Implement training and development programs to help keep your team engaged
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Excel with game changing solutions
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Space Constraints

Precision handling of raw and finished goods in crowded production and storage areas is critical.

How are you going to optimize your footprint?

  • Go vertical, and take advantage of unused cubic space
  • Deploy compact trucks developed specifically for high lift applications in confined areas.
  • Utilize agile electric trucks, delivering high productivity in constrained areas
Maximize your space


Take control with Game Changing Solutions

Collaborating with the chemical industry to create the solutions that deliver the results that matter most.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to Increase Productivity

Increased Overall operational efficiency thanks to the compact Hyster Fortens Spacesaver forklift truck.

Met the specific operational requirements by providing compact Spacesaver material handler equipment with a high lift capacity, to support the demanding application. 

Ensured the lift trucks were fit for purpose through a site survey carried out with the local distribution partner and forklift maintenance. Provided extra protection on key components on the space- saving truck to help ensure continued reliability.

Adjustable mini lever module with built- in hydraulic controls and side shift, featured enhance efficiency.

Supplied highly manoeuvrable forklift trucks to operate in tight spaces. Standardised the fleet, helping operators to easily transfer between machines. Together with the local distribution partner, provided training for the lift truck operators.

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Providing solutions for Antargaz to overcome awkward load handling challenges

Gas cylinder handling has many challenges including the need for an operator to drive with awkward high loads. Hyster working with industry customers has developed a series of solutions to help.

In Belgium, Antargaz distributes propane and butane gas in tanks and cylinders, and supplies natural gas. For both individuals and companies (industry, agriculture, hotels and restaurants) Antargaz has the right energy solutions. 

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