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Date: 5th December 2016
Title: New Truck Attachments at SCA Improves Productivity

SCA is a leading global hygiene and forest products company that develops and
produces sustainable personal care, tissue and forest products.

Sales are conducted in around 100 countries under many strong brands, including
leading global brands TENA and Tork. The Group has about 44,000 employees
worldwide and global sales in 2014 amounted to approximately EUR 11.4bn.

SCA’s product range consists of hygiene products, such as baby diapers, toilet paper,
napkins, incontinence products, kitchen rolls, feminine-care products, facial tissues and
handkerchiefs are used by millions of people and account for about 80 percent of the
Group’s net sales. SCA also offer forest products such as publication papers, kraftliner
(packaging papers), pulp, solid-wood products and renewable energy.
To assist with productivity and ensure safety when moving their diverse product range
around site, SCA contacted B&B Attachments for their expertise. Established for over
35 years, B&B Attachments Ltd is the leading fork lift truck attachment company in the
UK and Ireland. B&B pride itself on providing the most comprehensive range of
attachments available from one provider.

After a full briefing and site survey at SCA Prudhoe Mill in Northumberland, B&B
recommended and supplied the hygiene and forest products company, with a range of
specialist attachments to suit their specific requirements, when handling each product
type. This included 20 KAUP Double Pallet Handlers.

The KAUP Double Pallet Attachment allows either one or two pallets to be handled at a
time through two sets of hydraulically-operated forks, which function in a synchronized
way, ensuring that the centre pick-up of the load is guaranteed. This motion provides a
quick and efficient method of handling goods. The attachment has been designed
specifically for transporting several pallets simultaneously, and can be quickly and
easily altered to handle either single or pairs of palletized products.

The KAUP Rotating Tissue Roll Clamps supplied are well suited to SCA for the careful
transport of paper reels. These attachments rotate through 360 degrees and are
specifically designed to reduce reel damage through pad design and optimum clamping

Also supplied as part of the contract were Kaup T413 Bale Clamp attachments for
waste and pulp paper handling and Kaup T351 fork rotators. The rotators are
fundamental for onsite operations when loads require rotating. The rotators are used to
empty containers, to turn palletised and non-palletised goods, and to deal with waste.
The KAUP Rotators allow for optimal visibility when approaching loads, whilst
increasing driver confidence and ensuring safe and secure handling. The hydraulic
drive is located on the side away from the operator resulting in excellent visibility,
enabling fast and reliable operation.

Darren Timmins, IDC Logistics Manager at SCA comments “SCA continues to grow and
innovate its product offering. We are always looking for ways of improving productivity
onsite to ensure products are handled as safely and efficiently as possible. The
selection of attachments provided by B&B Attachments have made a big difference to
our on-site productivity. Its clear to see these attachments have been designed for their
ease of use and durability, they have helped increase our safe working practice on site.”
Established for over 35 years, B&B Attachments Ltd is the leading fork lift truck
attachment company in the UK and Ireland. B&B prides itself on providing the most
comprehensive range of attachments available from one provider. This includes
solutions for ancillary systems, such as cameras and weighing systems from leading
manufacturers, such as KAUP, Liftek and MoTec, whilst also designing and
manufacturing bespoke, specialist attachments in-house for customers with unique

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