The Solution

“Vaculex was the only contractor that could offer a lifting system where the usage didn’t decrease productivity. The cooperation worked out very well and afterwards we can certify that the lifts are working even better than we had hoped for. TP is very easy to operate and only a short instruction is needed for beginners. The ergonomic benefits of TP also involve economic benefits due to cut down sick leave and lower rehabilitation costs, which in turn will make it easier to attract and maintain qualified staff.

– Thomas Engman, Operations Manager at TNT, Sweden, 2003

After installing several Vaculex TP at TNT, injuries were reduced to a minimum. The vacuum tube lifts maintained or increased speed and productivity as parcels became weightless and easier to handle, no matter what size or shape.

Vaculex TP proved to handle 99% of the parcels with ease.



TNT is a world leader in global express and logistics services. With a presence in more than 200 countries, TNT is a division of the Dutch TNT Post Group (TPG), which is quoted on the New York, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt stock exchanges.

TNT had problems with injuries due to manual lifting with the associated sick leave and rehabilitation costs. As part of a worldwide Health & Safety Program, the challenge was to find a lifting aid that maintained or increased speed and productivity during lifts.

The lifting aid should be able to handle 75% of the parcels. The solution also had to be user-friendly and adaptable to both left and right handed persons.

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