Narrow Aisle Flexi – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks – has won a contract to supply Flexi EURO trucks to the Leipzig factory of leading automotive components supplier Magna Intier. The new facility provides the complete interior trim for the newly launched Porsche Panamera, the elegant four door sports car.
Magna Intier, who provide component parts and other services to a wide range of top-end car manufacturers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Aston Martin, are using the Flexi trucks to delivery components from an on-site storage warehouse directly to the production line.
Because of the Flexi EURO’s compact dimensions and ability to work both inside within the warehouse and the factory and outside to unload in-coming deliveries. Magna Intier is now able to use articulated forklifts to do work that previously required both counterbalance and reach trucks. This has led to a significant reduction in forklift fleet operating costs for the company as well as increased storage capacity by 25% compared to the reach truck solution.
Magna Intier is the latest German manufacturing company to have made the switch to Flexi trucks. Other companies include: Brose, a supplier of outsourced assembly services to premium passenger car manufacturers; Robert Bosch, the manufacturer and supplier of innovative high-quality automotive technology, consumer goods and industrial technology products; and Heidelberg, the world’s leading provider of printing machinery.
The Flexi EURO features all the design characteristics that have made the Flexi the biggest selling range of articulated trucks in Europe, but features a compact chassis and narrow front axle that allows it to work in aisles as narrow as 1600mm wide.
A compact four wheel truck, the Flexi EURO has the ability to lift 1800kg loads and with lift heights of over 8 metres making it suitable for facilities where space is at a premium. Importantly, the fact that the truck has a stable four wheel configuration means that treaded cushion rubber tyres are standard so floor loadings are not compromised making the Flexi EURO equally at home inside and outside.
Narrow Aisle provides Magna Intier with a comprehensive service support package that ensures ’round the clock’ availability.