About MasterMover | Electric Tug Manufacturer For Safely & Efficiently Moving Heavy Loads

Safety and efficiency is at the heart of everything we do

MasterMover Ltd is based in the UK and is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric tugs. We are a British business success story with innovative handling solutions capable of moving wheeled and semi-wheeled loads from 50 kg up to 360,000 kg.

Our machines are trusted by market leading organisations and worldwide brands across a broad cross-section of industries including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, retail and healthcare.

Today, we have subsidiaries in America, France, Brazil and Germany alongside a sales partner and service network that extends right across the globe.

Our Story

MasterMover was founded by the late Andrew Jones in 1997, starting out with just one machine developed for use in the textile industry. Thanks to a clever combination of power and traction, our original MasterTug took the effort and danger out of moving heavy rolls of cloth around factories.

It was recognised that this method of moving could be of real use in shops and supermarkets and would reduce the risks associated with the manual handling of roll cages.

As different sectors began to see the safety and efficiency benefits of our load moving solutions, our product ranges developed and our reputation for innovation and engineering excellence began to gather pace.

To support an ever-increasing number of machines performing critical operations at customer sites, we focused on building our service teams and supporting our customers with machine rental options.

As our company grew, we expanded our work force and moved to a larger factory. We’re proud to say that some of our colleagues have been with us from our earliest years.

With an established product range and brand, it wasn’t long before export demand began to develop. We have met this demand through a combination of international sales partners and our own subsidiaries. Our German subsidiary was established in 2012, later followed by the US in 2017 and France in 2018.

Today, under the Partnership of Andy Owen and James Jones, our company continues to go from strength to strength. With a product range that continually evolves to our global customer requirements, and a growing network of trusted dealers and sales partners, our electric tugs are making workplaces around the world safer and more efficient.

Our Future

As the first to market, we have always been at the forefront of product innovation.

The compact yet powerful SmartMover is ideal for moving wheeled loads of up to 1,200 kg in confined spaces where there is a lot of pedestrian traffic.

Meanwhile, our MasterTugs are capable of moving loads from 2,000 kg up to 20,000 kg, allowing a single pedestrian operator to push, pull and steer heavy and awkward loads safely and easily.

In 2018, we successfully launched our most powerful moving solution to date. The PS3000+ is capable of moving loads of up 360,000 kg in multiples of 30,000 kg and has already been used to improve safety and efficiency in industries including aerospace manufacturing, as well as steel and wind turbine production.

We are leading the way in AGV technology for electric tugs, providing our customers with cost-effective ways to implement flexible, automated working practices that are truly fit for the future. Our range also includes stainless steel and ATEX compliant load moving solutions, all-terrain machines and trailer moving systems.

Our Philosophy

Innovation is key to our success. From the outset we have maintained a 100% in-house design and development team, utilising exceptional talent and leading-edge software to create high performance solutions.

We also build and manufacture all of our electric tugs here in the UK. By keeping total control of our end-to-end process, we are confident that our products are well designed, well built, reliable, robust and efficient. As a result, our customers have total peace of mind that their MasterMover solution will deal with the tough tasks and challenges faced in their workplaces on a daily basis.