Lifting and Ports

Since 1986, SNDC has been manufacturing HVAC systems (heating, air conditioning, pressurisation and air distribution and filtration) for cabins on port and harbour logistics machinery.

Air Conditioning Systems Manufacturer

SNDC has collaborated in the developed of OEM, OES and AM solutions for several manufacturers and operators of port machinery. Whether you are looking for a complete plug & play system, components (compressors, evaporators, condensers, hoses, rigid lines, fans, blowers, etc.) or sub-assemblies (air treatment units, stand-alone condensers), SNDC offers clients the benefit of its expertise in design (design studio, quality assurance team), testing (test centre, climatic chamber) and production (assembly lines, test rigs, lean manufacturing techniques, etc.).

Consulting and Expertise

SNDC applies its experience and expertise to deliver optimal solutions to target cost, guaranteeing comfort and performance in even the toughest operating conditions:

  • Compliance with standards and specifications
  • Guaranteed comfort, ergonomics and airflow
  • Reliability and longevity
  • Optimum performance

By providing thermal comfort and controlling battery temperature, SNDC’s innovative thermal management solutions are the ideal choice to address the new challenges presented by electric and hybrid vehicles.

Lifting and Ports

If you have a specific need to air-condition your cabins, contact our team members who will advise you.


Our air conditioning solutions (whether standard or bespoke) can be installed in the cabs of the following lifting and port machines:

  • Forklifts
  • Telescopic Forklifts
  • Mobile Cranes
  • Floating Cranes
  • Container Lifters
  • Spreaders
  • Twin-lift Spreaders

Examples of applications

AUSTRAL - Unité HVAC monobloc 'casquette'

Manitou M Forklift

This all-terrain forklift has very little available space in the cabin. The AUSTRAL monoblock solution made it possible to install a complete system that was capable of providing the high power levels required due to the large glass windows.

Application Split system HVAC

HVAC Split System

This solution has been designed and developed principally for use on port handling equipment. It includes an "off-road" technology on the condenser that provides resistance against vibrations and dust. The evaporator has been insulated to allow it to withstand significant heat and maintain air conditioning performance.
This solution is designed for applications in harsh environments and can be installed on machines working in 50% humidity in temperatures ranging from -15 °C to 43 °C.

Application ALIZE 7

MANITOU - Telescopic Forklift

On this telescopic handler, a standard ALIZE 7 condenser unit has been installed on the back of the cabin roof. The rotating evaporator was custom designed and developed by our design office so that it could be installed perfectly under the cabin.

Application SKIMO MD

TOYOTA - Forklift

Forklift trucks have small cabins that prevent the installation of a large air conditioning system. As a result, SNDC's research department developed the SKIMO MD monoblock unit, which is smaller and is fed by a compressor fitted inside the engine compartment.

Application SKIMO

Container Carrier

The SKIMO is an electric, monoblock air conditioner designed for machines with no free space in the cabin or engine compartment.
Efficient, compact, easy to install and totally autonomous, the SKIMO can be modified to fit most machines without the need to mount a compressor on the engine.

Other business sectors

SNDC is a long-standing supplier of solutions for logistics and material handling vehicles.
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