Metals

Moving Metals. Meeting Challenges.

Understand the latest challenges facing this molten hot industry so you can discover solutions that will help build your competitive edge. Find out more about the state of the metals industry with critical insights from Hyster.

Challenges

Turn Your Biggest Headaches Into Opportunities

Limited Capital Budgets

Limited capital for new equipment can affect all aspects of your operation and your ability to meet the needs of your customers.

How can you better manage tight capital budgets?

  • Right-size your lift truck fleet with a fleet management plan
  • Establish an appropriate maintenance plan to help extend useful life of your equipment
  • Evaluate leasing programs for lift truck acquisition needs
Deploy the right solutions for the job USE YOUR DATA TO CUT OPERATING COSTS

Labor Retention

Even the most successful companies struggle with recruiting and retaining qualified talent in a tough working environment.

How are you going to reduce turnover?

  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems
  • Implement training and development programs to keep your team engaged
  • Minimize downtime to keep your workforce productive
Deploy the right solutions HYSTER ERGONOMICS - BUILT FOR COMFORT AND PRODUCTIVITY

Sustainability

You face the challenge of meeting strong demand for quality metal products while minimizing adverse effects on the environment and human health.

How are you going to minimize the impact?

  • Source from suppliers who strive for a greener supply chain
  • Develop a recycling plan for by-products of your operation
  • Embrace alternative power sources in your lift truck equipment
Exceed sustainability goals CHOOSING YOUR IDEAL POWER

Safety

Working in the steel industry can be a very dangerous occupation.

How can you help keep your employees safe and reduce incidents?

  • Use telematics to track lift truck access and provide training updates
  • Deploy equipment to handle variable loads and capacity
  • Enhance visibility and operator protection with next generation equipment
Help minimize risk and maximize compliance INCREASE SAFETY THROUGH INNOVATION

Tough Environments

Dust, dirt and debris, along with extreme heat, can push your materials handling equipment and operators to their limit.

How are you going to optimize uptime?

  • Beat the heat with options designed to help protect the operator and truck components
  • Maximize productivity with high performance lift trucks offering low maintenance costs
  • Install equipment to defend against dust and debris
Combat the tough conditions Walter Hundhausen Case Study

Load variation

Semi-finished or finished metal products vary significantly in type, shape, size and weight presenting significant load handling challenges.

How are you going to handle challenging loads?

  • Deploy large capacity trucks offering flexible solutions
  • Use attachments specific to steel handling applications
  • Use equipment with advanced hydraulics for smooth load handling
Big loads need big solutions IMPROVING STEEL DISTRIBUTION EFFICIENCY

Solutions

Take control with Game Changing Solutions

PROVEN APPROACHES

PROVEN APPROACHES TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY.

Innovations to help reduce downtime and improve safety - ultimately lowering your operating costs.

CUT TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP BY MONITORING OPERATIONAL DATA

CUT TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP BY MONITORING OPERATIONAL DATA

Plant operations are complicated, requiring a nearly limitless number of moving parts to work together seamlessly. Especially in large fleets, fleet managers don’t have the ability to oversee operational details for individual trucks.

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IMPROVING STEEL DISTRIBUTION EFFICIENCY

IMPROVING STEEL DISTRIBUTION EFFICIENCY

The steel industry is evolving, with mills serving demand for product in a variety of shapes and sizes, often making investments to adjust production lines for greater depth and diameter. But production is only part of the equation - the material handling equipment, processes and labor used to move steel products to storage and out for distribution can be a source of costly inefficiency or competitive advantage.

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SAFETY INNOVATIONS FOR CONSTANTLY EVOLVING OPERATIONS

SAFETY INNOVATIONS FOR CONSTANTLY EVOLVING OPERATIONS

Operations managers must carefully evaluate the technologies available to determine which are most suitable for their operations, lift trucks and employees. After all, safety is a true team effort.

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WALTER HUNDHAUSEN GMBH & CO KG

WALTER HUNDHAUSEN GMBH & CO KG

The Hundhausen factory, located in Schwerte, Germany, produces high quality ductile cast iron components for passenger and commercial vehicles, supplying clients such as BMW, MAN, Mercedes and SAF.

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OXELÖSUNDS HAMN

OXELÖSUNDS HAMN

The Port of Oxelösund is a deep-water port in Sweden that benefits from an advantageous location and infrastructure, with a year-round lack of ice and direct rail and highway access to keep cargo moving in and out of the terminal. In addition to receiving large vessels and handling both liquid and dry bulk goods, Oxelösund hosts a dedicated steel port.

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