Fender Steel was founded in 1983, and has built a strong reputation based on reliability, service and product knowledge. The company specialises in supplying reinforcing steel and associated products, together with building materials to the construction industry on a wholesale basis.
The company’s head office is located in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. It operates five manufacturing depots across the UK, providing nationwide service to the construction industry, this includes civil engineers, house builders and ground workers.
As part of its offering, Fender Steel supplies reinforcement steel mesh. This product is indispensable for reinforcing concrete parts in reinforced concrete construction. To assist with the difficult task of loading and unloading the bulky reinforcing mesh, in the safest and most economical way, Fender Steel contacted B&B Attachments to provide a material handling solution to this industry wide handling issue.
B&B Attachments specialises in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, creating products for customers with specific material handling requirements. Following discussions with Fender Steel, B&B supplied the construction suppliers with a mesh grab attachment.
The mesh grab attachment consists of four pincers which slot between the apertures, enabling the operator to handle bundles of the steel reinforcing mesh in one single lift. Each pincer is powered by a hydraulic cylinder. The mesh attachment is designed as fork mounted, which means it can be fitted or removed from a forklift truck in a matter of seconds. This allows the forklift truck to return quickly to other duties.