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HAMMAR MASKIN AB

SPOTLIGHT: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

HeavyTorque Issue Twelve: Hammar Maskin AB

IF I HAD A HAMMAR

FORTY-THREE YEARS AGO BENGT-OLOF HAMMAR DESIGNED A SIDELOADER FOR PUTTING CONTAINERS ONTO TRUCKS. NOW THE PRODUCTS BUILT BY HAMMAR MASKIN AB ARE USED AROUND THE WORLD AS MORE TRANSPORT COMPANIES REALISE THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF USING TWO VEHICLE-MOUNTED CRANES TO LIFT AND MOVE STATIC ISO CONTAINERS. KEVIN SWALLOW REPORTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY

In 1968 the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) issued its recommendation for the terminology, dimensions and ratings of a shipping container ending 20 years of different shapes and sizes, incompatibility and confusion. This allowed transport – whether it was by sea or land – to work with one recognised uniform product. It also meant that ancillary equipment could be properly developed and sold into global markets. Wherever there is a container there is usually a requirement to move it.

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It is with regret, that the HeavyTorque team have decided to take a stand based on an industry-wide ‘blind eye’ to the waste in the magazine and periodicals business.

HeavyTorque (#15, July 2018) was the final issue to grace the shop shelves, both on the High Street and across the travel network. As part of our onward strategy to adapt, HeavyTorque will now be distributed exclusively through controlled circulation and available through printed subscription.

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Why the newsstand change? Quite simply, we can no longer (in good conscience) participate in a distribution programme that creates such an inherent waste of our precious natural resources – and money.

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