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Material Handling Equipment

Material handling and lifting equipment and solutions designed to streamline your operations

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Material Handling Solutions and Equipment

Met-Track® material handling and lifting equipment built to your specific needs and requirements

Material handling is a huge part of any operation which is why we’ve been manufacturing and supplying some of the largest companies around the globe with the best handling equipment out there, offering safe, efficient solutions. From jib cranes to track systems, our expert teams are ready to help you and your staff  by improving your workflow, streamline your processes and protect your employees when it comes to health and safety.

The components of our specified system can be integrated to create monorails, cranes, floor and wall mounted jibs plus a range of other track based solutions.

Workstation Jib Cranes

Workstation Cranes

Track Systems



Hoists & Balancers

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Material Design Service

Metreel provide a full engineering design process for our range of handling systems. This service enables us to work alongside our clients to help turn their visions into reality in the most efficient and cost effective way. Our team of designers use the latest CAD softwares to create and present ideas, sharing these with clients from the beginning of the journey to the very end. These modern facilities make it easy to communicate and alter work if needs be whilst ensuring everyone is kept in the loop. 

If you’re looking for new material or mechanical handling solutions for your factory workshop, warehouse or facility, get in touch on 0115 932 7010 to start the design and installation process.

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Installation And Service

Our site team offer a variety of services from the initial discussion and surveys, through to installation and maintenance. Our goal is to provide you with equipment and stations which operate efficiently and without faults to improve your workforce and employee safety.

Expert knowledge

With years of experience and knowledge, our site team will have all the answers to your questions. All of our employees are fully trained and updated with modifications technical specifications which may take place. Most importantly, we maintain a high level of interest in current practices and ensure that our team meet our expected standards.

Qualified engineers

Metreel’s site team consist of qualified electromechanical engineers that have been apprentice trained and have relevant experience to deliver their jobs correctly and accuretly.

What does MHE mean?

MHE can refer to two main topics, either Material Handling Equipment or Mechanical Handling Equipment. These are are similar terms but material handling acts as an umbrella terms in which mechanical handling sits.

Material handling equipment (MHE) refers to the machinery and other equipment used to move, protect, store and generally control materials, normally in an industrial setting. This term can refer to handling materials throughout the manufacturing, distribution and even disposal processes.

If you’d like to find out more about the MHE meaning or have MHE can help your business, give us call on 0115 932 7010 to talk to on of our experts.

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System Configurator

Using our CraneBUILDER® feature, we can create a met-track® Workstation Crane specific to your requirements. Providing diagrams and quotations within minutes gives you all the essential information required to plan your solution.


Our crane builder lets you configure your own crane based on the dimensions of the area you have to work with and then get a price for the supply and installation of it.

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From Concept To Commissioning

We believe that providing the customer with all the services required to secure the final installation is fit for purpose, is of paramount significance and therefore, we have expanded our service to include survey, installation, test and commission, service and maintenance. The critical part of most projects is at the beginning whilst considering how best to deliver a solution for your requirement. Getting this right enables us to move swiftly on to the following stages and processes.

Product Support

Despite every effort to determine possible problems during equipment maintenance, breakdowns can occasionally occur. In the event of this, you can be sure that our engineers will be on-site as soon as possible to help reduce expensive and unwelcome downtime as well as possible hazards.


What is material handling?

Material handling refers to the way in which we move, protect, store and control products or materials within a setting. This term can be applied at the manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and even the disposal process.

The material handling process can contain a number of manual, semi-automated and fully automated systems and equipment to support the supply chain logistics.

How is material handling equipment used?

With the variety of manual, semi-automated and fully automated systems available, there are a number of ways that different styles of equipment can be used.

For example, you may be required to use a workstation crane, a jib crane or reeling drums in order to protect and move materials to aid the overall process.

What are the principles of material handling?

It’s widely recognised that there are 10 principles of material handling and it is important to adhere to best practices for the safety of everyone involved and the protection of the company too. The principles include:

  • Planning
  • Standardisation
  • Work
  • Ergonomics
  • Unit Load
  • Space Utilisation
  • System
  • Environment
  • Automation
  • Life Cycle Cost

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Got a question for the experts? We’re happy to provide some free advice about your handling needs.