Tradition. Innovation. Vision. The motto of Silbitz Group truly reflects both the company’s history and its forward-thinking approach. Since the establishment of its Rasberg foundry in 1896 the company has expanded, with three foundries and a mechanical machining facility across four sites in Germany and Slovakia.

Offering fast, high quality and reliable fulfilment from design to completion, Silbitz Group provides customers with a broad spectrum of services within industries including railway technology, machine tools, and wind power.

Yale Europe Materials Handling has been a part of Silbitz Group’s innovative journey for the past 20 years and provides the solutions to meet the specific needs of the company. In August and September 2019, Yale dealer HFT Hebe- und Fördertechnik GmbH provided over 100 trucks to Silbitz Group across its four locations on a 72-month lease agreement with full service.


Part of the order of Yale trucks delivered to Silbitz Group

Taking safety seriously

HFT Hebe- und Fördertechnik worked closely with Silbitz Group to understand the needs of the three new locations, and using its expertise from supplying the foundry at the Silbitz site, recommended a solution ideally suited for each plant’s individual requirements.

For the paint booths in the Silbitz Group’s Stassfurt plant, four Yale forklift trucks were specially modified with Pyroban ATEX explosion protection. This means that these electric trucks are now protected and can be operated even in the vicinity of paint and dust mist.

Pyroban protection for potentially explosive atmospheres

Pyroban provides a range of solutions for explosion protection in Zone 1 and Zone 2 areas, where gas or vapour may be present, as well as Zone 21 and Zone 22 where powder and dust hazards may exist.

Read more about solutions for applications working with paints and coatings, or contact our team of experts for advice about explosion protection for materials handling equipment in your specific application.

Note. Blog image representative of typical Zone 2 Pyroban conversion for Yale forklifts