Essex-based dealer, Swift Catering Equipment, has become the sole UK importer of the Convert-A-Trolley, a patented design that can transition from a hand truck to a platform trolley whilst goods are still on the unit.
Supplied by London-based Grahm Ltd, the Convert-A-Trolley was designed and invented in 1998 by engineer and designer Claudio Coslovi.
The original design was produced for a global beverages brand that were struggling with day to day deliveries where safety and effectiveness was the main concern with their old trolley. Coslovi wanted to give an alternative to the standard hand trucks and flatbed trolleys which were available at the time.
The unit is said to be lightweight, robust and easy to manoeuvre in tight areas where space is limited.
The Convert-A-Trolley is available in two models: V1 (powder coated) and V2 (stainless steel). The V2 model is said to be the only fully stainless steel two in one trolley available on the market, which should making this suitable for the hospitality industry where food safety is priority.
Swift’s director, Ashley Munro, enthused: “It is a fantastic product for transporting a number of goods. It saves a lot of time and effort offloading goods and then reloading goods once a trolley has been transformed.”
Grahm Limited owner Graham Jones underlined: “We care about a safe and ergonomic environment in our workspace, so we make sure that the whole process to produce the Convert-A-Trolley is also in line with the environmental sustainability that we strongly believe in.
“The factory that produces the Convert-A-Trolley uses renewable energy such as wind power and solar panels to power all the lights and operations, and the material is sourced locally in Europe.”