International Winners – PHT 140


Morris Site Machinery and Makinex who partnered earlier this year in the UK won the Innovation Trail Award over the weekend for the Makinex Powered Hand Truck at the UK Executive Hire Show 2016.

Stealing the spotlight at the show was the exclusive ‘Makinex’ range of products. Known for ‘Making Inefficiencies Extinct’ the range was primarily built for the Australian hire market, but has now been introduced to the UK market with great success.

Chris Morris Chief Executive of Morris Site Machinery said: “When we first saw the Makinex range in Australia we knew it could work well for our hire market, particularly with the growing legislation on Health and Safety and the drive for more efficient products.

“Winning this award at the Executive Hire Show is testament to all the creativity, hard work and development by Rory Kennard and the Makinex team – and to our own team here who have really got behind these new products.

“This accolade firmly plants the Makinex name in the UK hire market and I am delighted to report that we have been inundated with enquiries about the Hand Powered Truck since the Show.”

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck is a first-to-UK market, universal materials handling solution that enables one person to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 140kg . Set to revolutionise health and safety and handling, it provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads onsite or loading into vans.

Utilising a 12V 25 Amp linear actuator, the hand truck eliminates awkward and dangerous one or two person lifts. It’s lightweight, easy to operate and manoeuvre, with the lifting arm controlled by lifting or lowering the handles using a simple thumb switch.
In addition, it provides long life cycles and can recharge in just three hours with a standard drill battery, and – when fitted with a specially-designed hook attachment – has a maximum lift height of 1.9m (1.55m with its fork attachment).

Manufactured from aluminium, the hand truck is durable, and can be folded down flat for easy transport and storage.

The PHT 140 has had a massive success in Australia winning Product of the Year 2014 at our own Hire and Rental Show and building momentum since then, with Kennards Hire admitting they had seen a 34% decrease in back and shoulder injuries since starting to use the Makinex PHT-140

Rory Kennard commented about the win in the UK “It is great that the PHT-140 has been recognised again as the best new product at a major trade show. It was designed for the Hire Industry and so to win again at a rental show is a great boost for Makinex, we are very happy to have won this award with our UK partner Morris Machinery”