From a humble beginning of twenty years ago, Stacatruc has grown to be one of the largest independent suppliers of materials handling equipment in the U.K. This has been achieved by the acquisition over this period of numerous smaller Companies and from day one has been successfully supplying U.K. industries, of both large multi-national Companies and smaller one off end users, with materials handling equipment.
Our competitive edge stems from our independence which enables us to provide equipment and services tailor made to suit our customers requirements, unlike the majority of our competitors whose salesmen make do with equipment in their given product range, we work outside of any product range in order to ensure the customer has the best equipment the market place can provide.
Stacatruc source products throughout the world in order to ensure our customers have the equipment that best suits their individual application at value for money prices. We also use our wide range of experienced personnel to tailor make proposals.
Stacatruc supply and also maintain any equipment throughout the U.K. and have done so successfully for over 15 years on behalf of some of the largest multi-national PLC Companies.
After Sales Service
A team of forty mobile field service engineers, together with their mobile workshops, provide after sales service throughout the U.K. Customers contact a U.K. service hotline; engineers are then directed to breakdowns via mobile phones ensuring an average response time to all emergency calls of 4 hours.
To some of our larger end users we provide teams of permanently based fleet service engineers who remain at the customer's site providing preventative maintenance and breakdown cover.
Hire and Lease
Stacatruc is able to provide the following alternatives to outright purchase, Contract Hire, which includes full maintenance, Operating Leases, Hire Purchases and Short Term Rental.
Stacatruc carry a wide range of machines, ex stock from most of our regional depots, of both New and Used equipment and are able to cater for even the most unusual requirements. The used equipment can be acquired to suit the lowest budget, machines would be serviced, cleaned and painted, or younger machines can be acquired fully refurbished and finish painted to an as new condition.
Whilst we are fully independent, we are also authorised dealers for Clark, CTC, Samuk, Atlet, Mast Explorer rough terrain, Fiora sideloaders and Pramac warehouse equipment.
Stacatruc also supplies all types of hydraulic and mechanical forklift attachments as well as new and used racking systems.
Where the name Stacatruc came from?
By James Brindley, Director, National Fork Truck Heritage Centre
As we come to 1946, we are now at the point in history where British companies were starting to design and produce an all-British version of the counterbalance forklift truck. UK industry had seen the benefits and was purchasing the product: the unfortunate thing for the British economy was that the only machines on sale at this time were made in America.
As introduced in the previous episode, there were four British companies who were trying to address this situation. The first two, Electro Hydraulics (Messier) Ltd and Coventry Climax, which have already been mentioned, produced the "Conveyancer" and "Coventry Climax" prototypes, and as 1946 advanced, the companies that produced the "Stacatruc" and the "Aerolift" joined them.
The "Stacatruc" was designed and made, in the early years, by the Stockport Manufacturing Company, and the "Aerolift" was designed and manufactured by Clifford Aero and Auto Ltd of Spring Road, Hall Green, Birmingham. Sales and marketing of both trucks was carried out by Industrial Truck Development Ltd (ITD) of London.
Driven by a 10 hp Ford industrial engine, the Aerolift had three lifting capacities 10cwt, 15cwt, and 1 ton. Lift heights were from 6 to 12 feet, with a wrap around section mast and pre-stretched steel lift cables, not chains, to supply the connection between hydraulic cylinder and lift carriage.
In contrast, the "Stacatruc" was the larger of the two trucks that ITD marketed, and had a lifting capacity of 5000 lbs. at a height of 9 feet reducing to 4,500 lbs. at 12 feet. Its mast was manufactured from channel section steel, and the lift carriage was connected to the hydraulic lift cylinder by heavy-duty roller chains. A "Meadows 4 EL/AV" four-cylinder overhead valve petrol engine gave ample power for this machine to climb a gradient of 1 in 8 fully loaded.