ergonomic lifting solutionsIt cannot have escaped your notice that the UK, like many other countries, is dealing with an ageing workforce.  As people are able to work longer, manufacturing companies are looking to ways to improve production lines to help people achieve this with ergonomic lifting solutions.

This is especially true in the food and beverage industry, where employees are having to move bulky or heavy food stuff such as hams, cheese, beer bottles or drums, or even decanting dry ingredients from one large container to another.

Recent studies show that manual material handling can lead to what is known as Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs), and is attributed to over 8.9 million working days lost in the UK alone!

However, the studies also show that the introduction of lift assist equipment can provide significant improvements in relation to ergonomics and safety of production lines, reducing and even eliminating WRMSDs caused by manual material handling.

Since the early 1970s, Scaglia Indeva has been at the forefront of the design, manufacture and supply of innovative solutions for material handling which improve both ergonomics and safety. Our intelligent devices for handling, or INDEVA®s as they are known, provide safe, ergonomic and effortless handling of loads of varying weights and sizes without placing any stress or strain on the operator. The fingertip-sensitive handle enables heavy loads to be moved by simply touching the handle.

Whatever your operation, whatever you need handled, the INDEVA® can be equipped with bespoke gripping and lifting devices to create a custom material handling solution for the food and beverage sector, regardless of the product being handled.

In addition to improved ergonomics and safety, the INDEVA® is proven to improve productivity whist reducing breakages, thereby improving your production line’s profitability.

We are committed to supporting ageing workforces across the UK. We can provide a bespoke material handling solution to meet your production line’s requirements, whilst helping your employees’ wellbeing.

To discuss your food and beverage handling requirements, or to find out more about how we can improve ergonomics and safety in your workplace, call us today on 01246 252333, or email