Yale has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the Lennoxtown bottling plant and has supplied several Yale forklift trucks since the facility opened in 1987. The latest contract is for five 2.0 tonnes LPG-powered Yale Veracitor GLP20VX counterbalance forklift trucks for use in the raw materials store and to offload and transfer full pallets to trailers and into the warehouse.
Dedicated Drive-in Racking
The LPG-powered Yale Veracitor GLP20VX forklift trucks with their compact design (1157mm overall width) and Techtronix transmission were the ideal choice for use in the dedicated drive-in racking store at Lennoxtown, where palletised bottles are stored in marshalling lanes prior to shipment, and have helped to transform Greencore’s intensive loading applications.
Excellent Yale Service
The Warehouse Manager at Greencore in Lennoxtown, Jamie McNair said: "We are handling over 300 pallets per shift, so forklift reliability and productivity was very important in our decision to continue working with Yale. The new Veracitor VX forklift trucks have proved very successful and are ideal for working in both our raw materials store and the new drive-in racking warehouse."
Mr McNair concluded: "Consumption of bottled water in the UK is estimated at only a quarter of the bottled water consumed in Continental Europe, making this a business with significant growth potential, which we are well placed to meet with the assistance of suppliers like Yale."
Excellent Example of Efficiency
Yale UK’s Regional Manager with responsibility for Scotland Dave Reaney said: "The Greencore plant at Lennoxtown is an excellent example of efficiency, where we have a thorough understanding of the operation and their materials handling requirements. By working closely with Greencore Mineral Water, we are able to help them maintain a high level of productivity by using the latest Yale Veracitor VX forklift trucks at the lowest overall cost of operation".