Warehouse One, the Cheshire-based storage and distribution solutions specialist, has upgraded its materials handling equipment with introduction of Flexi AC articulated forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd.
Two Flexis have been delivered already while a third will be supplied later this year.
Warehouse One operates four stand-alone multi-client warehouse units at its site in Winsford. In all, the units – which are bonded, COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) and MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority) compliant – offer some 150,000 sq ft of secure storage space and in the region of 15,000 pallet locations.
A comprehensive range of services, from simple storage and distribution to pick and pack and fault remedy, is undertaken by Warehouse One on behalf of clients ranging from pharmaceutical companies to furniture manufacturers.
After an extensive product evaluation programme, the company specified Flexi articulated trucks after the very positive feedback about the trucks’ performance and ease of operation it received from its forklift drivers.
“The drivers absolutely love the Flexis,” says Nigel Dixon-Smith, Warehouse One’s General Manger. “They were adamant that the Flexis were the articulated forklift trucks they wanted to work with.”
The Flexi fleet will support Warehouse One’s growing pick and pack operation – bringing stock out of the bulk store and delivering it to ground level pick faces.
The trucks will also be used to load and unload lorries and deliver pallets directly to the bulk store racking in a single operation – a process that had previously required counterbalanced and reach trucks to perform.
Manufactured in the UK by Narrow Aisle Ltd, the Flexi range has been at the cutting edge of articulated lift truck design for over 25 years and there are now in excess of 5,000 Flexi trucks in operation throughout the world.