FRUIT STORAGE LTD – For a company that own orchards; import, export and distribute fruit from 5 depots in South East and East England, disruptions and low productive output from troublesome forklift trucks is the last thing they need. Therefore a new management decision was made by Fruit Storage Ltd to replace their fleet with new lift trucks to minimise costly downtime. Equally so, troublesome forklifts are not favoured by materials handling equipment dealers who have a positive reputation to uphold.
As Fruit Storage Ltd is a long established customer of React Plant Services Ltd based in Stowmarket, Suffolk, an immediate decision regarding supplying reliable forklift trucks was crucial. It was at this point that React Plant realised it was time to find an alternative supplier to suit their demanding criteria as a provider of materials handling solutions.
Having been to an Open Day held by Samuk Lift Trucks, as well as seeing the stock of parts and lift trucks at Peterborough, the owners of React Plant were immediately “sold” on the backup Samuk could provide – 93% parts availability is hard to beat!
Confidence in the product range prompted React Plant Services to supply their first Samuk on contract hire to Fruit Storage Ltd, which receives a large amount of fruit grown in the UK for packaging and distribution. The Samuk H18L (1800kg gas counterbalance with 4500mm triple mast) fitted with a rotator certainly is a multi-tasker… loading and unloading transport trucks throughout the day; in and out of the warehouse; tipping fruit into sorting machines in the grading area (which has a height and width restriction, hence the 4500mm triple mast); to and from the cold storage area.
Only 8 weeks after the supply of their first Samuk truck, Fruit Storage Ltd ordered another H15L. Management at Fruit Storage Ltd remarked how pleased they were with the performance and reliability, whilst the operators favoured the Samuk for its driving comfort, good visibility, and simple conventional controls that everyone understands. The drivers also insist that the Samuk's get loaded onto the lorries to go to the other depots due to their manoeuvrability and more importantly, reliability.
If a lorry stands waiting, Fruit storage Ltd will pay demurrage costs therefore the Samuk's provide a cost saving factor. Fruit Storage Ltd also believe that the Samuk's are far more fuel efficient than other makes experienced and plan to replace their entire fleet with Samuk's on expiry of existing contacts. So you see, the proof is in the pudding – try it for yourself!!
Samuk Lift Trucks Ltd
Tel. 01525 877700