To bring this product range to market, ProStack is partnering with DOCKSOLID, an Irish manufacturer of port equipment (designed and fabricated by Buttimer Engineering) for bulk ports, logistics hubs and industrial facilities to handle dry bulk commodities.
Loaded with a crane and grab, the Manta range is ideal for port terminals handling; grains, coal, minerals, cement, fertilisers, powders and other dry bulk commodities. Manta hoppers are robust, reliable and efficient bulk handling solutions focusing 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.
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. Manta hoppers are said to ensure optimal results, a return on investment, and ultimately increased profits by tailoring the machines to a customer's product, terminal and specifications.
The Manta range provides ProStack with the ability to focus on importing dry bulk material, complementing the existing range of mobile ship loading equipment, which primarily focuses on the export of material. This enables ProStack to provide the complete dry bulk handling solution.
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 with a Terex brand will further strengthen our market presence, ensuring our customers are served by a market-leading organisation that will provide our clients with the optimum solution and aftersales service."
Terex launched ProStack 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.