An increasing number of companies are currently reviewing the model mixture within their materials handling fleet. That makes absolute sense. A truck that is only used half the time might be obsolete. In the end, no one can afford to spend money irrationally anymore. A materials handling fleet... Read more
It sounds like a verse or a game from our childhood, but also in a materials handling environment sometimes it is very true to "stay put where you are." A good example are lift truck drivers. If they - for whatever reason - get off their seat while the lift truck is still driving, then life-... Read more
The materials handling industry has been no stranger to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity; the first example appears to be the acquisition of the Bullock Electric Company by Allis-Chalmers in 1903. The industry as we know it today started to take shape in the 1980s, as the main names of... Read more
The trend towards electric forklift trucks brings with it many benefits for the warehouse. The environment becomes cleaner and environmental noise is substantially reduced. Besides, in many European countries it is no longer permitted to drive diesel trucks inside.
But electric trucks... Read more
More and more we see forklift- and warehouse trucks being equipped with systems that automatically reduce the speed of the truck, for example when cornering. One manufacturer calls it "curve control" or "curve speed control", the other uses "Curve Assistant”. The operation is broadly more or... Read more