Narrow Aisle Flexi has become a global supplier of articulated forklift trucks to Bosch, the manufacturer and supplier of innovative high-quality automotive technology, consumer goods and industrial technology products.
The Flexi trucks already operate at several Bosch locations around the UK and the space saving concept has now been adopted at the Bosch facility in Hunan, China. There is further interest at Bosch locations throughout Europe.
The Bosch articulated truck fleet will all be supported by Narrow Aisle's global authorized distributor network.
“Obviously companies such as Bosch who operate their truck fleets on a global basis only deal with forklift suppliers who can provide properly organised after-sales service and parts support worldwide and we have spent over 15 years building an authorized distributor network across the globe who can service and maintain our trucks to the very highest standards,” says John Maguire, sales and marketing director of Narrow Aisle Flexi.
The Bosch fleet includes the award Flexi G4. Launched in September 2006, the G4's design includes many of features that have helped to establish the Flexi as Europe's best selling articulated forklift truck but includes a number of significant advances that have proved attractive to operators and specifiers alike since its launch. Last year it won the British Materials Handling Federation's annual award for safety in forklift truck design.
Flexi trucks for the European market are designed and built at Narrow Aisle's UK manufacturing facility, while the company has a manufacturing agreement with a partner in Taiwan for product sold into the Asia Pacific region and the Americas.
With its growing penetration in all the key regions, FLEXI is now well established as a truly global brand. “Going forward I firmly believe that only those forklift truck manufacturers – volume, niche or otherwise – that operate on a global scale, either in terms of the number of trucks they make or in their ability to supply and service products worldwide, will thrive as the forklift industry continues to evolve,” added John Maguire.
About Narrow Aisle Flexi
For over 30 years, Narrow Aisle Ltd has been one of the world's foremost manufacturers of very narrow aisle (VNA) equipment. Narrow Aisle manufactures and markets the award-winning Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks and specialist heavy duty reach trucks. Trucks, designed and manufactured at the company's UK manufacturing plant are distributed world-wide through a fully supported distributor network, while Narrow Aisle Ltd also has outsourced manufacturing with a technology partner company in Taiwan for the supply of Flexi trucks to the Asia Pacific and American markets.