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Yale opens doors for Assa Abloy
ProductsYale ERP 16VF 1,600kg electric 4w forkliftYale ERC 25VG 2,500kg cushion tyre electric 4w forkliftYale MP18 1,800kg motorised pallet truck
The customer The national distribution centre forAssa Abloy the global leader indoor opening solutions.The materials handlingrequirementThe 120,000 square footdistribution centre houses 8,000pallet locations with over 7,500SKUs in stock ranging from smalldoor rim cylinders to large UPVCmulti point locks that are over 6 footin length when packaged.Mark Beresford, General Managerat Assa Abloy’s national distributioncentre in Wolverhampton, UK said:“With such a vast product rangecomes many different materialshandling needs. It was essentialthat we had a range of equipmentthat could cater for the differentsizes of packages and pallets wedistribute.
“ The Yale VF is an outstanding forklifttruck to drive. It is extremely comfortable for theoperator and is very easy to manoeuvre, especially in tight and confined spaces, which is vital in our ‘Goods In’ area where space is at a premium.”Mark Beresford,General Manager, Assa Abloy.
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“But we also needed flexibility and the peace of mindthat the fleet would be managed and servicedefficiently.”The solution The package proposed by Yale covered every aspectof the fleet’s management without any hidden costs.It included a tyre replacement programme, fullservice schedule, monthly KPI reports and regularreview meetings to ensure the fleet continues to meetthe customer’s needs as its business grows andchanges in line with customer demands.New generation of electric counterbalance trucksIncluded within the 15-strong fleet are two Yaleelectric counterbalance VF forklift trucks, the mostmanoeuvrable fourwheel electric forklifts currentlyavailable. Providing a turning radius comparable withmany three-wheel forklift trucks in the market. Thetwo 1,600kg capacity forklift trucks are used in the‘Goods In’ area, unloading products from the threecontainers that arrive every day.Mark adds: “The Yale VF is an outstanding forklifttruck. It is extremely comfortable for the operator andis very easy to manoeuvre, especially in tight andconfined spaces, which is vital in our ‘Goods In’ areawhere space is at a premium.”Power to the fleetThe Assa Abloy fleet also includes one 2,500kgcapacity VG series cushion tyre electriccounterbalance forklift truck, and four Yale MP181,800kg Pedestrian Controlled Motorised Pallettrucks, used to pick smaller items and packageswhich are then deposited in the marshalling/despatcharea.
Operator comfort key to productivityYale’s new generation of electric counterbalanceforklift trucks, put operator comfort at the forefront ofdesign and this impacted on the purchasing decisionas employee welfare is high on Assa Abloy’s agenda.The fully adjustable suspension seat with swivel seatoption allows operators to find a comfortable drivingposition unique to them and the three point accesswith the lowest step height in the industry makesgetting on and off the truck easier and less fatiguing.Energy efficiency as standard“Energy efficiency was a major consideration whenidentifying the best fleet to suit our needs. Energyefficiency leads to a reduction in our overall runningcosts as well as providing us with significantenvironmental benefits,” says Mark.Assa Abloy is also making the most of Yale’s e-balance technology which offers the best energybalance on the market whilst delivering competitiveproductivity, all of the Yale electric counterbalanceforklift trucks have been configured to Yale’s eLosetting to maximise battery life.New high frequency chargers have also beeninstalled in the distribution centre making chargingsignificantly more efficient and reducing overallelectricity costs.
“ Yale’s response to the tender process was the most comprehensive received to the company’s brief.”
Mark Beresford,General Manager, Assa Abloy.
Yale has provided a complete materials handling solution to meet the varying needs of Assa Abloy’s
distribution centre and covered every aspect of fleet management.
For further details on the full range of materials handling equipment from Yale please contact:Yale Europe Materials Handling | Flagship House | Reading Road North | Fleet | Hampshire | GU51 4WD | UKTel: +44(0)1252 770700 | [email protected] | www.yale-forklifts.eu