We may have gone through dry January, and thanks to the lockdown there’s little chance of visiting a bar in the immediate future. But across the country, brewers, distilleries and wine makers continue to ferment their products, ready for the time we can socialise in pubs and our own homes again.
We appreciate the care and effort that goes into making our nation’s favourite beverages. Whether it’s a wine, beer, whiskey or cider cask, moving these heavy barrels is difficult to do safely and quickly, especially when there are many to move.
At St Clare Engineering we design and manufacture bespoke drum and barrel handling equipment, either stand-alone or fitted to forklift trucks, moving barrels of all shapes and sizes for the drinks industry.
Read about the bespoke barrel handler we made for an Irish whiskey distiller who wanted a safe and efficient way to load, move, lift and unload their barrels.
Our Grab-O-Matic range of barrel handling equipment include many features:
- Managing a range of barrel sizes
- Reducing the need for manual handling to help prevent injury
- Reducing the time needed to move barrels
- Fully automatic release so that forklift truck operators don’t need to leave their cab
- Easy to fit and remove from the forklift truck
- Easily maintained and serviced
- Can be designed to meet specific needs
Our products are made from the highest quality materials and supplied with a Certificate of Conformity for Health and Safety Regulations, offering our clients reassurance across our range of products.
St Clare Engineering and Grab-O-Matic
St Clare Engineering Ltd is a family business. We have been manufacturing a range of specialist, high-quality fork lift truck drum attachments under the Grab-O-Matic trade name since 1959, to lift, move and tilt drums of various shape, size and weight.
We supply drum handling equipment to the oil, chemical, logistics and engineering industries globally, from the Arctic Circle to the Arabian Gulf. All components are manufactured in the UK and every unit is fabricated, hand-assembled and inspected at our factory in Eastleigh, Hampshire.