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Blast from the Past with SMV Newsletter

Blast from the Past with SMV Newsletter

In the Cooper archives we have found this newsletter from 2006 from the golden and embryonic age of SMV.  Coopers began trading as SMV UK Limited and, by the time this Newsletter was issued. SMV had already been acquired by Konecranes however much of the incredibly experienced SMV management remained in charge.

Much like Coopers, SMV was a family owned business, with family values and also like Coopers, was not especially corporate. A single machine order meant absolutely everything to everyone with a shared joy that a single order brought. In 2002, the SMV UK accounted for 25% of SMV’s global sales!

We still have members of staff still with the business from when this Newsletter was printed. Yes, Newsletters were really printed in those days!

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Editor’s Notes

Operating in all sectors of heavy lifting across the UK and Ireland, Cooper Specialised Handling is the exclusive UK distributor for SveTruck RAM Spreaders and Sany mobile handling equipment, sole UK importer and exclusive distributor for Mantsinen cranesMovella TransliftersTEC Containers and a long-term specialist in Konecranes lift trucks.  The company, which celebrated 20 years in business in 2018, also has a dedicated after-sales division, Cooper Specialised Handling Ireland, which specialises in engineering support.

Independently owned, Cooper offers total solutions in both solids and bulk handling. Its customised solutions comprise high quality, high value products and reliable service for businesses operating in the most challenging heavy handling environments, including ports, freight handling, inter-modal terminals, manufacturing and other heavy lifting industries.