The challenges of meeting OEM demand
For Tier 1 suppliers maximising operational efficiency to meet OEM order quotas is critical. However, with intralogistics processes still often reliant on a combination of manual handling and traditional material handling equipment such as forklifts and ride-on-tows, there are opportunities to streamline processes to increase efficiency.
Unlocking efficient intralogistics for automotive tier 1 suppliers
Our electric tugs allow a single operator to efficiently move heavy loads such as kitting trolleys, injection mould tools and parts. With no operator license required, there’s no wasted time in waiting for a licensed driver, maximising productivity and production flow. Electric tugs facilitate quicker mould and tool changeovers and the just-in-time delivery of parts lineside.
The benefits of electric tugs for tier 1 automotive
Enabling tier 1 suppliers to improve workplace safety and accelerate operational efficiency, electric tugs are trusted to move loads such as interiors, body panels, parts and tooling across throughout production processes.
Internal transportation is a non-value-adding process. License-free electric tugs streamline the movement of loads to reduce downtime and maximise efficiency.
Moving materials just-in-time
Electric tugs deliver the safe and efficient movement of parts, components and materials just-in-time, enhancing lean processes.
Focus on value-adding tasks
Eliminating manual handling and reliance on cumbersome material handling equipment, electric tugs empower staff to focus on value-adding tasks, improving productivity.
Our range of automotive 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.
Up to 70,000 kg
Remote control solutions for maximum visibility when moving loads up to 70,000kg, and beyond with our patented MultiLink solution.
Trusted by global tier 1 automotive suppliers
Leading global tier 1 automotive suppliers trust MasterMover electric tugs to safely move parts, components and equipment – maximising production efficiency and enhancing lean manufacturing processes.
Process times have decreased. In the past, we lost time from manual handling. The process is now much quicker. We have reduced the time lost between press die changeovers. Our production efficiency is increasing
Your Questions, Answered - FAQs
- Transmissions, drive shafts & axles
- Interiors, lighting & safety systems
- Kitting trolleys
- Body panels & chassis
- Injection mould tools & press tools
- Pedestrian operated electric tugs allow a single operator to safely manoeuvre even the heaviest loads with confidence, removing manual handling and reliance on forklift trucks.
- Remote control operation is available to deliver maximum visibility by allowing operators to take up the ideal vantage point when moving loads, facilitating the seamless movement of loads in congested areas.
- Automated AGV electric tugs remove the need for an operator, automating the movement of heavy loads to maximise efficiency and resource utilisation.
Across the industry, electric tow tugs are used to move a wide variety of equipment and components such as:
Electric tugs are available with multiple control options designed to maximise safety and efficiency.
No, unlike lifting equipment such as forklift trucks and cranes, an electric tug does not require a license to operate. A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.
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, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.
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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.