Australian hoist firm broadens material handling reach

27 October 2014

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Australian specialists Pacific Hoists has been appointed as master distributor for Simplex Products for Australia and New Zealand.

This agreement gives the manufacturer exclusive access to the company's complete range of Simplex products that hydraulic tools and equipment, mechanical jacks and tools, as well as lifting air bags and accessories.

Simplex, which is art of $1.6 billion turnover Actuant, manufactures a large range of mechanical lifting and high pressure hydraulic tools.

"With a strong position in Australia and New Zealand this provides Pacific Hoists and our distributor partners with a fantastic opportunity to further grow our businesses in today's challenging markets," said the hoist manufacturer.

This new project will involve new staff joining Pacific Hoists with Graeme Hedges joining Pacific Hoists as hydraulic business unit manager, tasked with responsibility for the development of its business with Simplex.

Hedges was the exclusive NSW agent for Hytorc tools for 16 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hydraulic tools and equipment market.

"This is a very exciting development for Pacific Hoists and one which will help us further cement our position as the leading supplier to the lifting and materials handling markets in Australia and New Zealand," the company added.

Earlier this year confirmed that it is supplying the CEP Comeup Grooved Electric Winch range, which is a portfolio of electric winches that can be custom-built to suit a wide variety of applications and environments.

The winches are constructed from heavy-duty materials and are available in 500kg to 3 tonne capacities, with lifting heights varying from 5m to 14m.

According to the manufacturer, the grooved drum design prevents the wire rope from building up unevenly when spooled, a quality important for multi layered wrapping.

The CEP range comes as standard with IP65 pendant control and 24V push button control. In the event of power loss, an electromagnetic spring-applied fail-safe brake, designed for both static and dynamic loading, is applied automatically, the company said.