Toyota comes to pick up another ATEX-modified machine!

Geplaatst op 15 February 2019

Mitrex has been working with Toyota Material Handling for many years in various countries in Europe. Now they come to pick up their forklift truck that has been converted to Category 3G equipped with an active infrared gas detection system that can be used in Zone 2. This system always keeps the driver informed about what is happening in his or her environment regarding the risk of explosion.

Want to know more about what is possible for you? Please contact us!

The annual audit for ISO 9001 has been completed again!

Geplaatst op 13 February 2019

Mitrex’s quality management system has been certified since 2005. Every year an auditor from DNV visits our company to check the functionality of the system. This year’s audit was again positively completed and we look forward to next year.

Quality is important, we ensure this for you.

Training Still Engineers

Geplaatst op 13 July 2018

The technicians from Still have visited Mitrex for a training. The highlight according these gentlemen was of course lunch but the most important thing is that they have passed their exam in a positive result.
Until next time!

Training Toyota Engineers

Geplaatst op 10 April 2018

Toyota engineers have again been trained and refreshed in terms of knowledge in accordance with the ATEX Directive 2014/34 / EU and the EN1755: 2015 standard. With this they are authorized to carry out faults, repairs & maintenance on our Mitrex systems.

Time for Exam!

10% DEADLY ACCIDENTS BY EXPLOSIONS

Geplaatst op 7 April 2018

A German fatal accident investigation (period 2004 – 2015) in the chemical industry has shown that 10 percent of fatal accidents are caused by explosions. That is why it is important to take good measures against the occurrence of explosions. This can be done by taking technical and organizational measures.

Of 300 fatal accidents in the chemical industry, five categories have been identified (the % have been rounded up):

       – vehicles / mode of transport (30%)

       – machines / installations (20%)

       – fall from height (15%)

       – falling objects (15%)

       – explosions / flames (10%)

       – Other (10%)

When focusing on the risk of explosion, ask yourself :

       1. Do I know if there is a risk of explosion at my workplace?

       2. Do I know the risks and the measures taken?

       3. Am I careful with work in areas with fire or explosion?

       4. Do I report defects that have to do with explosion?

       5. Do I work only after approval / work permit when performing maintenance, repair, etc.

If you have answered NO to 1 or more of the 5 questions, take appropriate action!

Fact: 32 people were killed in 2004 – 2015 by explosions and their consequences.

UPDATE NEN-EN 1755:2015

Geplaatst op 24 October 2017

The title of this standard is: Motorised transport equipment – Safety requirements and verification – Additional requirements for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. Some changes have been made to the new edition of the above standard. These will have to be finalised no later than November 2017. This applies to all manufacturers.

The biggest changes that have been made concern converting Zone 2:

        – Seats, armrests, roll-up side walls and other plastic materials accessible from the outside must be at antistatic

        – All tires (at a speed of> 6 km / h) of 3G trucks must now be antistatic. They must be grounded, either with two earths from the chassis to the ground, or by means of conductive tapes

        – The location of and the number of conductive tires or ground must be indicated on the chassis

Do you want to know what this will change for you? Contact us!

CHANGE OF SERVICE RATES

Geplaatst op 1 October 2017

You will not have failed to notice that the commodity index has risen considerably in the past year because the prices of various raw materials have increased, together with a sharp rise in labor costs.

Despite all our initiatives, we are unfortunately unable to fully absorb these increases.

In order to continue to deliver the quality and service you expect from Mitrex, we are forced to increase the prices of our products and our services from 1 January 2018 with an average increase of 2.5%. This price adjustment will have an impact on our entire portfolio, machines, parts, accessories and maintenance contracts. The service rates for work will be € 76.50 per hour and the call-out costs € 50.50 per travel hour and € 0.20 per kilometer. The rate for an Ex inspection will be available on request. These rates are only applied for the Benelux.

We would like to thank you for your trust in Mitrex and look forward to continue doing business with our cooperation.

TWO LIFT TRUCKS DELIVERED AT SUN CHEMICAL


Geplaatst op 17 August 2017

Mitrex has been able to carry out two conversions of Hyster forklift trucks – Hyster J3.0XN. It was a nice challenge, mainly because it is a very compact machine. We are happy with the results!

GENIE SCISSOR LIFTS TO POLAND

Geplaatst op 18 May 2016

Mitrex has received 2 orders for a large company in Poland. They have ordered two Genie scissor lifts for Zone 2. These scissor lifts are used at a factory where airplanes will be sprayed. Some mechanics in Poland received an ATEX-training to be able to work on these machines, such as maintenance.

SECOND KARCHER CONVERSION

Geplaatst op 29 April 2016

Mitrex has been allowed to carry out the second conversion for Kärcher. It is Kärcher BD40 / 25. It was a challenging project, mainly because it is a very compact machine. The end result may be there!

NEW CUSTOMER IN IERLAND

Geplaatst op 31 March 2016

We have been commissioned by a new customer to convert two Heli forklift trucks. The trucks will operate in a Zone 2 environment. Before the machines are delivered, two mechanics had a ATEX-training and explanation at our headquarters in Oud-Beijerland.

THE FIRST 3 OF THE 10 MACHINES ARE READY FOR TRANSPORT TO SWITZERLAND

Geplaatst op 29 May 2015

Mitrex has today prepared the first 3 machines for Switzerland. These are different models of the Still brand. The machines will be operational at a large chemical company.

MITREX SUPPLIES FIRST KARCHER SWEEPER

Geplaatst op 22 January 2015

Mitrex has today delivered a Kärcher sweeper to a large customer in Hengelo in collaboration with Heffiq. There the machine is handed over with an explanation and a user manual for the machine.

ASSIGNMENT TENNANT S20 ELECTRICAL

Geplaatst op 13 January 2015

Tennant has instructed Mitrex to convert an electric Tennant S20. This machine is a replacement of an old type that is operational in the Botlek.

THE THIRD TOYOTA DIESEL LIFT TRUCK DELIVERED TO CUSTOMER IN BELGIUM

Geplaatst op 8 January 2015

After the first two orders for SGS Ewacs, Mitrex has now also received the third from Toyota Material Handling Belgium. The customer has been on site together with TMHB at Mitrex to take the forklift and test it. Both parties are very satisfied with the end result. We can be proud of the work that has been delivered!

POSITION IN SCANDINAVIAN MARKET REINFORCED

Geplaatst op 22 April 2014

The position of Mitrex in the Scandinavian market has been strengthened again. The company already did business with the largest dealers throughout Scandinavia and now the brand Linde is also of them. We are very proud of this result, which we have already achieved with this team so far.

MITREX AGAIN ACTIVE ON THE BRITISH MARKET

Geplaatst op 8 April 2014

Mitrex has been active in the British market in the past and has once again become active this year. The first orders are already received in the work shop. It concerns the brand Mitsubishi.

THE FIRST ORDER RECEVED FROM RUSSIA

Geplaatst op 5 February 2014

It involves four machines that are used at a company that produces rocket components.

PROJECT 3M / TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING BELGIUM: MACHINES ARE FINISHED AND READY FOR USE!

Geplaatst op 10 January 2014

The machines we have modified for Toyota Material Handling Belgium are ready for use. The machines will operate at 3M in Zwijndrecht, Belgium. These machines are suitable for use in explosion hazardous areas.

THE FIRST HANGCHA LIFT TRUCK TO CONVERT BY MITREX

Geplaatst op 24 December 2013

Today we have received the order from Peinemann Heftrucks. It concerns 5 Hangcha forklifts. We are very enthusiastic about it because we are going to convert this brand for the first time. As soon as the machines have been converted, the photos will follow directly on our website.

MITREX WILL BUILD 3 TRUCKS FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST METAL FACTORY IN THE WORLD

Geplaatst op 20 December 2013

By our customer Van Den Dorpe Material Handling in Belgium we get the chance to convert 3 machines with the Mitrex Infrared Gas Detection System for Arcelor Mittal.

PROJECT DIFFUTHERM / HSL: MACHINES ARE DONE AND READY FOR USE!

Geplaatst op 20 November 2013

The machines that we have modified for Heftruck Service Limburg (HSL) are ready for use. The machines will operate at Diffutherm in Hapert, Belgium. All machines are equipped with a Mitrex Infrared Gas Detection System.

MITREX HAS A NEW SALES MANAGER

Geplaatst op 1 November 2013

Currently we have a new Sales Manager at Mitrex. From now on you can go for all your questions regarding Ex-conversion, Ex-information and of course for all your other questions to David de Kruif.

CREPA GIVES IT’S 200th ORDER TO MITREX

Geplaatst op 25 October 2013

Crepa has been a reliable customer of Mitrex for many years. Mitrex is now approved to convert the 200th machine from Crepa for which we are very grateful.

WE WILL RECEIVE 7 STILL TRUCKS SOON

Geplaatst op 23 October 2013

Thanks to Still Belgium, Mitrex gets 7 new machines sent in their direction to make an explosion-proof conversion. These are different types such as RX20-20P, EGV-14 and RX60-35.

THE FIRST ORDER OF ATLET BELGIUM IS RECEIVED

Geplaatst op 4 September 2013

This is the first collaboration between Atlet Belgium and Mitrex. It involves 8 machines including forklift trucks, pallet trucks and a reach truck that have to be converted for Zone 2. These machines will operate in several European countries.

PROJECT: 19 TRUCK DIFFUTHERM / HSL (HEFTRUCK SERVICE LIMBURG)

Geplaatst op 4 July 2013

For years, Mitrex has been doing good business with HSL (Heftruck Service Limburg) in Neerpelt, Belgium. Again we have managed to get a large order from HSL. In this case it involves 19 different trucks. Reachtrucks, stackers, order pickers, pallet trucks and a fork lift truck equipped with the Mitrex Infrared Gas Detection System.

CONVERSION OF 2 FIREFIGHTER TRUCKS FOR SLOVENIA

Geplaatst op 21 May 2013

After we converted a locomotive last year, we have been commissioned from Slovakia to convert two Mercedes fire trucks to Zone 2. A new challenge for Mitrex, in a new market that we like to respond to. With our team of specialists, we started the conversion of these two trucks last week.

PROJECT MAERSK: CONVERSION OF 12 TOYOA TRUCKS

Geplaatst op 14 May 2013

Mitrex can handle large projects, we prove again with this assignment. During a trip through Denmark where we paid a visit to our customers, we received a large order for the conversion of 12 trucks for use in Zone 2.

PROJECT 3M IN BELGIUM: CONVERSION OF 15 TRUCKS

Geplaatst op 13 April 2013

After a very long process of applications, compositions and quotations, we can proudly announce that Mitrex has received the definitive assignment for the conversion of 15 forklift trucks from the Toyota and BT brand. This involves 9 trucks in Cat. 2G (Zone 1) and 6 trucks in Cat. 3G (Zone 2).

PROJECT: TWO TENNANT S20 DIESEL MACHINES WITH A PARTICLE FILTER

Geplaatst op 19 March 2013

Mitrex is not only specialized in the conversion of the forklifts but also in the modification of machines with a particle filter system. This assignment concerns the modification of two diesel-powered Tennant machines type S20, with a particle filter.

RTL BUSINESS CHANNEL     

Geplaatst op 4 February 2013

On Tuesday 5th February Mitrex was filmed for the program Bussiness-channel.nl from RTL 7. In this video, you will see an interview and the viewer will be invited to a look behind the scenes at Mitrex. The video will be broadcast on Sunday 10 March between 11:55 and 12:30 on RTL 7. It is worth watching!

PROJECT: CONVERSION OF 10 HYSTER TRUCKS

Geplaatst op 3 February 2013

In December 2012, we completed a major project. This project consisted of converting 10 Hyster trucks to Zone 2 + 22, all of which had to be completed in a period of 8 weeks. Despite the fact that this involved the necessary challenges for our workshop, our employees succeeded in realizing the agreed delivery time. A challenging project and a satisfied customer.

CONVERSION OF A LOCOMOTIVE FOR BP

Geplaatst op 19 April 2012

The fact that Mitrex is not only involved in the conversion of forklift trucks for the different zoning, is shown by the project that we have converted a locomotive into Zone 2 Category 3G. Such a transport is not an easy task as the only type of movement is rails. After working on it for several weeks, we can proudly say that we have finalized this conversion with great satisfaction from our client.