Bott has kitted out 30 VW Transporter vans for STILL, the forklift truck manufacturer and intralogistics provider. The Transporters, which are being used as service vehicles for STILL forklift trucks, have been fitted with vehicle racking as well as being decaled with STILL’s branding.
STILL is a supplier of forklift trucks, platform trucks, tractors and warehouse handling equipment, as well as intralogistics systems. Its products range from complete solutions for large and small operations in varying industries, to computerised logistics programs for effective warehouse and material flow management.
STILL recently invested in 30 new VW Transporter vans, adding to the 126 vehicles in its service fleet. The Transporters will be used by maintenance engineers who service and repair STILL forklift trucks in operation across the UK.
As well as travelling from place to place in their service vehicles, engineers also use them to transport and store tools, jacks, spares such as filters and lubricants, electronic parts such as circuit boards, laptop computers and printers – so efficient, high-quality vehicle racking and storage is essential.
The 30 VW Transporters were all kitted out with shelving units, removable service cases, lockers, laptop trays, retractable vices, restraining straps and 12V power sockets. They were also decaled with STILL’s vehicle livery.
Steve Howell, STILL’s UK Transport Manager, said: "We always come to Bott for our vehicle racking, as well as our decals, and I can honestly say the company does an excellent job.
"The quality of Bott’s products is unsurpassed, and we know the racking will last – in fact in many instances we’ve been able to transfer existing racking across into new vehicles. We never hear any complaints from our engineers, and they use the products every day.
"The design is always right first time, and Bott really thinks about the users’ needs. The team designs ergonomic racking systems that enable our engineers to find and access tools and equipment without any hassle. This means they can finish jobs quickly and easily – saving time and money."
Kevin Woodward, managing director of the Vehicle Enhancement Division of Bott, said: "We’ve worked with STILL for a number of years, but recently the company changed its service vehicles to Transporters, having previously used larger Ford Transits – so some redesigning was involved.
"STILL’s engineers like the fact that with a smaller vehicle everything is more accessible, especially as there is a side opening door. We took this on board, and designed a racking system that would keep everything well-organised while giving the engineers easy access to everything they need.
"The system will also keep tools and equipment safe and secure – which is crucial if engineers are spending a lot of time out on the road. It’s important for businesses to make sure that anything carried in a company vehicle will not cause any harm if a road accident occurs."