Industry today is bombarded with legislation and guidelines covering every aspect of business. Health and Safety compliance is of paramount importance and requires massive amounts of time and budget commitments and now targets for environmental sustainability in the workplace have been added to the administrative burden.
On top of this, increased competition and tighter profit margins are forcing businesses to constantly review processes in the struggle to reduce costs caused by damage, downtime and wastage while at the same time improving productivity.
Businesses that use fork lift trucks have to build the associated costs of Health and Safety provisions together with damage to products, pallets, racking and property into their financial models. These costs have become universally accepted as part of warehouse logistics and until now have been unchallenged.
The SUMO Glove is a safety product which is set to be the catalyst for change and has proved to significantly reduce these damage related costs and enhance Health and Safety provisions.
Made of an industrial grade polyurathane, the SUMO Glove is bonded to the forks and replaces the hard steel with a material that has a unique cushioning effect, designed to greatly reduce product pallet and racking damage while enhancing safety without affecting the operation effectiveness of the truck.
SumoGlove is an onsite fitted product. Customers should be aware that trucks will be out of operation for a minimum of 2 hours while the SumoGlove is correctly fitted.
An on-line Safety & Installation guide is available for companies wishing to fit the Glove themselves.
SumoGlove costs £395.00 per single set of gloves (This includes the installation kit).
Significant fleet order discounts are available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a tailored quotation.
Engineer call out £125 per engineer*
Installation cost £25 per pair fitted
In case of long distance, overnight stays or where an install requires 2 engineers on site, these will be tailored to suit customer requirements and charged separately.
*max travel distance of 150 miles .
Here at SumoGlove we realise that a good return on investment is of critical importance when deciding upon the introduction of a new technology. With this in mind we are pleased to report that both our impact reduction systems offer a superb ROI that is hard to ignore.
How each company manages their individual operation has an impact upon overall results. As with all things, some people do not like change and the Glove can be seen as a negative entry into the workplace.
Here is a customers internal report on the ROI of the Glove, although their drivers were initially defensive about the Glove being introduced, as they saw it as a comment on their driving skills rather than an accidental damage reduction measure, we are pleased to report that they have now accepted the Glove, which are now no longer being replaced as often and the ROI has improved from the original 2 days.
Every situation is different but the provable fact remains that, when implementing cost reduction measures, it is essential that the companies spend is recouped as swiftly as possible. SumoGlove/SafeFork offers real cost savings on damage in the workplace, which will in turn pay for the costs of it’s introduction within hours, days, or weeks, depending upon how it is managed.
Audit of uncovered fire door pallets showed that 35 door pallets had no damage(94.5% pallets no damage), 2 door pallets had one door on each stab damaged (5.4% pallets had damage) This is 1 in 20 of door pallets delivered and inside are stab damaged. As there are 38 pallets on a typical delivery, we would expect to damage 2 per delivery!
On the costing side then payback is 2 days. The gloves save approx. £967/week (see below), cost £350 to fit, so net saving is £5 453 per set (6 weeks). Or £43 624 per set per year internal damage.
From this, it is most sensible if the Sumo gloves are refitted, and we try to minimise the heavy impacts & scraping on the floor to make them last longer.
SUMOGlove created SafeFork to offer end users a reliable and unique system, while saving money on fork costs.
Quality is assured with SafeFork as we only supply the best German steel fork made by Vetter, with all forks featuring the re-enforced “Optima Heel”.
With the thicker heel for longer life and SUMOGlove giving the tip of the fork the protection it needs, not only are material handling costs improved but Safe Fork now gives Operation managers an alternative to the poorer quality forks available in the market.
Fitted at factory level, the SafeFork is delivered to site and takes only the time of an engineer to swap out the forks,
before being operational. Thus avoiding downtime occurred on trucks when SUMOGlove is fitted on site.
SafeFork is available in all sizes and can be tailored to a customer’s specific length and size of fork needed with in an operation.
Please contact us for pricing and volume discounts.
Orders will be dispatched 7-10 days from confirmation. If you would like the costing on a specific number of sets or any specific fork not listed please contact the information desk.
who are sumoglove?
SUMO works with customers every day trying to get that question answered for them. In the past we worked with 3PL who were looking to offer customers a better warehousing and transportation system, for companies of this status the cost of monthly damage figures and the impact it has on running costs can be the difference between keeping that contract or losing it to a competitor.
We have helped DIY retailers who are looking at the Health and Safety implications of Fork Trucks being in the same area as pedestrians in store.
From Chemical companies to Food producers, Pet food suppliers to Electrical equipment wholesaler one thing that they all have in common is their product is moved by a Forklift truck at some point through its life cycle and therefore liable to be damaged.
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We are happy to chat with you about any of our products & services and help meet your needs.
SUMO Industrial & Allied Products Marketing Limited
PO Box 6945
t: 01344 890118