How to save money on forklifts

2 Septiembre 2022

How can you cut the cost of your lift trucks? Choosing forklifts with a lower purchase, lease or rental price might seem the obvious answer. But what about the many other expenses involved in operating them? The amount you pay a dealer for a forklift truck is only part of its lifetime cost. You will...

Warehouse workwear technology

2 Agosto 2022

What can clothing technology do to make life better for your warehouse and logistics centre workers? Many items worn at work are part of the employees’ PPE (personal protective equipment), whose safety value is obvious. But clothes must also meet other needs. In particular, if the wearers are to...

How to speed up materials handling

1 Julio 2022

Your choice of lift truck makes a huge difference to the productivity of your materials handling operation. How do some trucks get the work done much faster than others? Well, it’s not all about power ratings and top speeds. If it was, forklift truck makers would simply fit bigger motors to their...

Why materials handling matters

1 Junio 2022

Almost everything we buy or use has been on the forks of a lift truck at some point. Our lives would be very different if forklifts didn’t exist. Let’s take a closer look at why these machines and their efficient use in materials handling are so important. Materials handling efficiency is essential...

The delicate logistics of cut flower supply

5 Mayo 2022

Whether we buy them to show our feelings for someone special, or simply to brighten our surroundings, flowers bring joy into our world. But do we appreciate the huge challenges posed by flower logistics? When a flower is picked it starts to deteriorate. In that respect, flowers are perishable goods...

Switch on to better health and safety

18 Marzo 2022

How do you protect your greatest materials handling assets? By that we mean your people, not your machines. Find out what an electric forklift truck can do to keep your workforce healthy and safe. Forklift trucks are becoming smarter and more sophisticated – but they will never be as smart and...

Benefits of the 5S Model in Warehouse Management

10 Marzo 2022

A warehouse is a hectic place at the best of times, with lots of people, vehicles and equipment constantly on the go – taking in stock, fulfilling orders and delivering them out to customers. If a warehouse is not well organised, it can disrupt the operational flow and efficiency of the supply chain...

The advantages of Lithium-ion batteries

16 Febrero 2022

Lead-Acid batteries have been around for about 140 years but now they have got strong competition from modern Li-ion technology. Both traditional lead-acid and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are used to power forklift trucks in materials handling operations. Nowadays, our Cat® electric forklifts and...

Trends in logistics and materials handling for 2022

18 Enero 2022

In 2021 we saw several trends for the materials handling and logistics industry accelerate in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic changing people’s lifestyles and shopping habits, as well as an increasing spotlight on environmental issues. So, it will be interesting to see what 2022 will...

Forklift truck users - be prepared and stay safe this winter

8 Diciembre 2021

Safety in the workplace should always be a priority for Forklift Operators and Warehouse Managers. However, as winter sets in and we face harsher and wetter operating conditions, materials handling professionals may experience additional safety challenges that must be addressed. Firstly, consider...