Custom Industrial Carts Optimize Production, Enhance Safety and Maximize Space


One size, one cart is not for every industrial application. Most of the patents held by Topper Industrial founder Ed Brown have been developed to address a customer need that was not adequately addressed by a currently available configuration. Unlike competitors with a finite number of SKU and configurations, Topper Industrial is able to design and fabricate all types of industrial carts for custom and material flow applications.

Specialty carts serve as unique material handling solutions for many of Topper’s customers. Topper’s team prides itself on thinking creatively to produce innovative products that establish a better and more ergonomic work environment for material handlers and operators.

An example of a specialty cart created to solve a specific problem would be the Transformer Cart. This four-wheel steering industrial cart transforms into a hand operated push cart and back again. The Optimal Steering Cart or Transformer Cart is a wise solution for older factories that have an issue with narrow aisles.
Whether called ETO (Engineered-to-Order) or MTO (Made-to-Order), custom designed and manufactured materials handling equipment generate added value by streamlining internal production. The result is improved work flow and shorter production times as well as parts collection downtime eliminated. These customized industrial carts free skilled employees for higher-value activities, clear factory floor space, and free up capital by closely matching packaging to the manufacturing process.

Custom material handling equipment can be the control, storage, movement, and protection of products throughout the manufacturing process. Materials handling equipment can be customized to increase output, control costs, and maximize productivity.

Customized industrial carts are tailored to move material from one location to another, between workplaces (such as manufacturing cells) or between a loading dock and a storage area. Topper Industrial manufactures custom industrial carts in a variety of designs and sizes for specific uses. All custom industrial carts are ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of operation. Topper custom industrial carts is part specific; few other manufacturers in materials handling provide the variety of solutions.

Custom Industrial Carts Part of Lean Manufacturing
In order to implement lean manufacturing successfully, manufacturers are applying lean thinking to material handling equipment. Industrial carts eliminate inefficiencies in an assembly line, which optimize production, enhance worker safety, and maximize floor and storage space.
Quantifiable reduction in worker accidents is a valuable measurable metric. When ETO Topper industrial carts are customized to the task with the expressed purpose of eliminating waste, the investment will pay for itself in cost-savings through efficiency, employee accident reduction, and lower worker’s compensation rates. Topper Industrial has full-time lean manufacturing experts who bring lean material handling equipment expertise to product design and selection which simplifies material flow and eliminates waste.



About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd or on LinkedIn.

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