Material handling

Straddle carrier working in port area

Secure operation by protecting your essential machinery

There is no room for downtime in ports where the operation is constant. A potential fire in a port or dock environment would have a significant impact on the operation and surrounding environment. 

Dafo Vehicle offers the most reliable and effective fire suppression systems for material handling equipment designed to survive demanding conditions and challenging working environments to secure the safety of operations. The systems are designed to mitigate losses due to fire and reduce the impact on investment, reducing downtime, securing business continuity, and increasing the productivity of the end-users. Dafo Vehicle’s robust system not only protects individual hazards within the vehicle, but it is also a system that can easily be maintained and refilled on-site, reducing downtime and operational costs with very low TCO. 

Straddle carrier DP World

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Material handling at a Port

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Fredrik Rosén, Dafo Vehicle HQ;

Fredrik Rosén

Business Manager Middle East, and Africa

Hannu Sartovuo, Dafo Vehicle Finland;

Hannu Sartovuo

CEO Dafo Vehicle OY

Holger Pfriem, Dafo Vehicle HQ;

Holger Pfriem

Business Manager Asia and Australasia

Marcello Sanchez, Dafo Vehicle HQ;

Marcello Sanchez

Business Manager Latin America, Southwest Europe and South Africa