Manual handling in the retail industry
Roll cages are a core aspect of material handling in the retail industry, enabling goods to be transported to stores as required. The movement of loads throughout the retail supply chain is often carried out manually. Moving heavy loads by hand increases the risk of injury and lowers productivity.
Within retail delivery, manually moving cages in delivery lorries presents the risk of strains and hand trapping, while city centre deliveries often require multiple members of staff to handle heavy cages over long distances and slopes.
Create safer working environments with manual handling solutions
Eliminating manual handling, electric tugs take the strain off operators when moving heavy-wheeled loads, maximising workplace safety.
With an easy-to-use design, a single operator can move heavy loads with complete confidence, even on slopes. Choose electric tugs to reduce the risk of injury and boost staff productivity in your retail operations...
The benefits of electric tugs in the retail industry
Empowering a single operator to move heavy loads, electric tugs eliminate manual handling and increase productivity.
Eliminate manual handling
Electric tugs eliminate manual handling and reduce the risk of injury – maximising workplace safety.
Electric tugs make city and town centre retail deliveries a one-person job – without compromising on safety.
Total control, even on slopes
Enabling a single operator to safely push, pull and stop loads with complete confidence – even on slopes.
Our range of retail & delivery electric tugs
Up to 2,000 kg
Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...
Up to 20,000 kg
The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 20,000kg.
Up to 20,000 kg
Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 20,000kg.
Trusted by leading retailers and logistics providers
With an expansive customer base made up of the world’s leading retailers and logistics providers, you’re in safe hands.
Since using the tugs, we’ve seen a significant reduction in the number of roll cage-related handling injuries to delivery drivers of 42 per cent.
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
No, electric tugs do not require a license to operate. A license-free operation makes electric tugs an attractive option for retailers and logistics providers looking to streamline the movement of loads and improve safety.
Minimal training is required to safely operate an electric tug and we offer training packages to suit every requirement.
Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.
Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use.
Yes. If you’re looking to move multiple laden roll cages at the same time, we offer a unique system that enables you to link multiple cages together and move them using an electric tug.
You can also move trains of nested, empty roll cages using electric tugs.
With a customisable clamp, our SmartMover range can connect to most cage designs. We also provide an array of adaptors to allow you to connect to your cages.
We're here to help
If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.