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UniCarriers to Focus on the Driver with LogiMAT 2019 Package

22nd November 2018

UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019, with particular attention on the forklift driver. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the Mitsubishi-owned industrial truck maker will present its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety from the UniCarriers 360° service package. The booth will also feature innovations in the product portfolio, such as lithium-ion battery technology.

In the logistics industry, employees are the most important asset, says the company. With ever more complex requirements in warehousing, the demand for well-trained and reliable personnel is rising – reason enough for UniCarriers to focus on the driver at the LogiMAT 2019 intralogistics trade fair. The driver represents about 70 percent of the total life cycle costs, in shift operation up to 90 percent, of a forklift truck and driver cost. In view of ever longer working lives, health protection is gaining in importance. UniCarriers has continuously developed its vehicles accordingly – from the Mini-steering wheel to the tilting seats to the Ergologic joystick and the adjustable floor height. Numerous ergonomic equipment variants ensure a natural posture and maximum safety for the driver. Intuitive controls, a comfortable seat and visibility-optimised cabs maximise comfort. In order to stay fit in the long term, it is also important for employees to be able to balance their sporting activities. In the new ‘Forklift Fitness’ app, UniCarriers provides forklift drivers with effective strengthening and stretching exercises with explanatory videos.

UniCarriers is also taking up this topic at the LogiMAT Innovations Forum. Herbert Frös, Sales Director UniCarriers Germany, will give two lectures on the topic ‘It all depends on the driver’ on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, from 12.15 to 12.45 pm, and on Wednesday, 20 February 2019, from 16.15 to 16.45 pm.

Find out more about UniCarriers at LogiMAT in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 February 2019 at booth D61 in Hall 10.