Balancing production and safety in chemical manufacturing

Chemical manufacturers face challenges in balancing production efficiency and safety demands.

Facilitating the controlled movement of production and storage equipment, chemical manufacturers opt for electric tuggers to achieve increases in safety and efficiency at the same time. 

SmartMover SM100+ moving a vessel

The answer isn’t pushing and pulling by hand

Maintaining production rates is paramount for manufacturers of chemicals and chemical-based products.

With high production rates, many chemical manufacturers rely on manual handling to maneuver loads such as mixers, powder containers and vessels – resulting in low productivity and increased risk to staff and equipment.

At the same time, equipment such as hoppers and vessels are often precariously moved using pallet trucks, reducing stability and increasing the risk of accidents.

Transferring raw materials without the risk of injury

Eliminating the need for manual handling and enabling production staff to focus on more productive tasks, electric tuggers help global manufacturers across the chemical industry balance safety and efficiency.

Compact yet powerful, a single operator can precisely move heavy equipment - reducing the risk of damage and maximizing safety.  

Benefits for chemical manufacturers

Electric tuggers are relied on to provide the safe, efficient movement of loads by manufacturers of powder coatings, industrial paints and more.

  • Eliminate manual handling

    Eliminate manual handling

    Removing the need for manual handling, electric tuggers help you reduce the risk of injuries.

  • Employee safety

    Maximizing efficiency and production rates

    Facilitating the quick and simple movement of loads, electric tuggers maximize production efficiency.

  • Operate in tight spaces

    Safe, controlled movement of wheeled loads

    Purpose designed for moving wheeled loads, electric tuggers securely connect to equipment, maximizing control.

Our range of chemical moving electric tuggers


Up to 4,400 lbs.

SmartMover SM200+ electric tugger

Compact but powerful, the SmartMover is the ideal manual handling solution – trusted to improve safety across industrial manufacturing, retail and ...

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Up to 44,000 lbs.

MasterTug MT800+ electric tugger

The MasterTug range allows a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to 44,000 lbs.

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Up to 44,000 lbs.

MasterTow TOW800ES electric tow tug

Drive safety and efficiency with our powerful electric tow tugs, designed to safely move loads of up to 44,000 lbs.

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Trusted by chemical giants

You're in safe hands with chemical manufacturers from across the globe trusting MasterMover electric tuggers to maximise their shopfloor safety and efficiency.

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MasterMover is easy to work with and all products performed as advertised. Moved our heavy products with ease!

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What are electric tuggers used to move in the chemical industry?  

Electric tuggers are used by chemical manufacturers to improve safety and efficiency when moving loads such as: 

  • Mixing vessels
  • Powder containers
  • Hoppers
  • Storage bins and totes

The chemical industry covers a wide range of products, and so it’s no surprise that our electric tuggers are used by a diverse range of businesses across the industry.

From multinational painting and powder coating manufacturers to resins and solvents – our electric tuggers help chemical manufacturers move heavy loads safely and efficiently. 

How are electric tuggers powered?  

Electric tuggers are battery-powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tuggers can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.

Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tuggers are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.  

How do electric tuggers and electric tows connect?   

A range of coupling options is available across the range that maximizes performance, security and safety.

Custom coupling solutions can also be designed for unique applications.   

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.