ProStack is pleased to announce its partnership with DOCKSOLID, Irish manufacturer of port equipment designed and fabricated by Buttimer Engineering for bulk ports, logistics hubs and industrial facilities to handle dry bulk commodities.
ProStack will bring this equipment to market under the ‘Manta™’ product range, which will include standard, heavy duty and customised environmental port unloading hoppers. Loaded with a crane and grab, this type of equipment is ideal for port terminals handling; grains, coal, minerals, cement, fertilizers, powders and other dry bulk commodities. Manta hoppers are robust, reliable and efficient bulk handling solutions with a focus on flexibility of use and high mobility and manoeuvrability.
The range will also include the innovative Environmental Hopper, a world leader in clean bulk handling, combining reliability with state-of-the-art dust control features. The Manta range provides ProStack with the ability to focus on the import of dry bulk material, complementing the existing range of mobile shiploading equipment, which primarily focuses on the export of material. This enables ProStack to provide the complete dry bulk handling solution.
While there are several existing models, bespoke and tailored machines are at the heart of the Manta range. ProStack will work closely with DOCKSOLID to create the best solutions for customers handling dry bulk cargo from ocean going vessels, ensuring their equipment works at optimum levels for their specific operation. By tailoring the machines to a customer’s product, terminal and specifications, Manta Hoppers will ensure optimal results, return on investment and ultimately increased profits.
Speaking about the partnership, ProStack Business Line Director, Steven Aiken said, “We are delighted to be in partnership with DOCKSOLID. They have a strong history with this type of product and in serving customers in the port handling industry. We are confident that with their knowledge the Manta range will be a huge success for ProStack—it will really enhance our port handling solutions, allowing us to grow in this fast-paced industry and offer quality, bespoke solutions for our customers.”
Fintan Lowney, Sales Director, DOCKSOLID said, “We are delighted to be in partnership with ProStack. This partnership brings together two organisations with decades of experience within the port and bulk materials handling industries creating a complete solution equipment provider” This partnership of DOCKSOLID ship unloading hoppers within a Terex company will further strengthen our market presence ensuring our customers are served by a market leading organisation giving our clients the optimum solution and aftersales service.
ProStack was launched by Terex in 2020 to offer a comprehensive portfolio of products to address the needs of the bulk material handling and product stockpiling markets. Products include the Telson telescopic conveyors, Hornet Bulk Reception Feeders, Ranger tracked conveyors and now the new Manta range. Key markets and applications include aggregate, mining, recycling, agriculture, ports and terminals and many other bulk material handling industries.
Buttimer Engineering was formed 1978, experts in designing material handling systems, steel fabrication and installation. The DOCKSOLID hopper range has been developed from their proprietary designs, spanning more than two decades and are engineered and fabricated in Ireland.
ProStack and DOCKSOLID will work closely together to offer bespoke solutions to customers. With combined knowledge and experience of over 45 years, it is a strong partnership that promises longevity, powerful solutions and prosperous outcomes for customers.