Nexen Lift Trucks – the leading UK-based designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – has recently supplied a FBXT 18 3-wheel electric X-Range lift truck from its newly-launched, innovative 3 and 4 wheel electric model range to Three Oceans, a supplier of high quality white-fish to the foodservice sector.

With application advice and support from MH Group, Nexen was able to meet the requirements of Three Oceans with its new electric-powered FBXT 18, which was supplied with additional weatherproofing and IP protection to ensure it could make trips between the customer’s two processing facilities in Hull.

To cope with the narrow aisle environment and ensure zero emissions, a three-wheel electric lift truck was essential for Three Oceans. So too was weatherproofing and IP protecting, as the company had been faced with substantial maintenance bills for its previous electric forklifts. Additionally, the lift truck needed good ground clearance to cope with the steep cambers and kerb stones the vehicle would encounter on its many trips.

MH Group’s Andy Tuffnell says: “Working with Nexen to meet the customer’s requirements was a breath of fresh air, with Nexen going above and beyond what was required to ensure that cable connectors, wiring looms, motors and controllers were all protected from the weather and operating environments.”

And when advice or additional services are required – such as the weatherproofing for the Three Oceans FBXT 18 – Andy knows he can call and speak directly with Nexen’s directors, or those that have played an essential role in the design and development of its vehicles. “Because Nexen is hands-on with the manufacturing and production, they understand what I want and know how to supply it!” says Andy.

The FBXT is the latest in Nexen’s line-up of counterbalanced forklifts and adds to an ever-increasing portfolio of X-Range models that also incorporates diesel- and LPG-powered vehicles, with lifting capacities up to 5,000kg. All X-Range models provide exceptional operator comfort and superior ergonomics that dramatically reduces driver fatigue.

For further information, call Nexen Lift Trucks on +44 (0)1502 532211, email [email protected] or visit