Safer material handling in the food industry

Food Manufacturing

Enabling a single operator to move heavy food processing equipment, electric tugs drive operational efficiency and improve workplace safety.

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SmartMover SM100+ moving bread in a production line

The cost of manual handling in food manufacturing

Within food manufacturing and processing, the movement of heavy equipment is often done by hand, with heavier loads requiring multiple production operatives to move. The manual movement of food production equipment results in the risk of injury, musculoskeletal disorders and staff fatigue.

With manufacturers trying to balance operational efficiency with workplace safety, many food manufacturers are looking for safer material handling equipment to help them increase production, improve safety and boost productivity.

Maximum productivity and safety in food production

Electric tugs enable a single operator to safely move heavy food manufacturing equipment such as vats, ovens, racks and mixers in tight spaces.

Eliminating the need for manual handling and making safe movements a one-person task, electric tugs help food manufacturers to increase operational efficiency and staff productivity.

Stainless steel electric tugs are also available for hygienic environments requiring extra protection.

The benefits of electric tugs for food production

Food manufacturers trust electric tugs to reduce the risk of injury and improve workplace safety. Boasting an easy-to-use design, they seamlessly integrate into food production environments to drive efficiency and safety from day one. 

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    Eliminate manual handling

    Make the movement of heavy equipment safer – electric tugs reduce the risk of injuries by eliminating manual handling.

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    Boost productivity

    With a single operator able to move the heaviest of loads, electric tugs allow staff to focus on more productive activities. 

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    Reduce staff absence

    Reducing the risk of injury, electric tugs help food manufacturers reduce staff absences from aches, strains and musculoskeletal disorders.

Our range of food manufacturing electric tugs

Stainless Steel SmartMover SM100+ moving a tote bin in food manufacturing

Stainless Steel Range

Stainless steel electric tugs for your food production

Safely move production equipment and ingredients without compromising on hygiene.

Our 316-grade stainless steel electric tugs deliver the safe and controlled movement of equipment in the most stringent environments – ideally suited to the needs of food production.

Trusted by global food manufacturers 

The world’s leading food manufacturers trust MasterMover’s compact electric tugs to safely move loads, boosting productivity and improving workplace safety.  

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The new machine is being used in the area where bread comes off the production line. The products are placed into different lines, ready for distribution based on postal regions. We’ve been really pleased with the results so far.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What do electric tugs move in food production? 

Helping food manufacturers improve safety and boost labour productivity, electric tugs are used to move a wide range of loads, including:

  • Vats
  • Ovens
  • Racks
  • Mixers
  • Hoppers
  • Production machines and equipment
  • Raw materials
  • Bins
Are stainless steel electric tugs available?

Yes, stainless steel electric tugs are available. We understand that working in hygienic environments might mean you need an electric tug made from stainless steel.

Our stainless steel range of electric tugs enables a single operator to move loads of up to 15,000kg!

Is an operator license or training required?   

No, electric tugs do not require a license to operate. A license-free operation makes electric tugs an attractive option for food manufacturers 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.   

How are electric tugs powered?  

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.

How do electric tugs connect?     

A range of coupling options are available across the range that maximise 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.