Increasing focus on the disturbing noise in everyday life, allied to extended shop opening hours, has increased the need for silent deliveries to business addresses.
Danish material handling equipment maker, Logitrans A/S, has focused on silent transport of goods for many years. The need arose because a Norwegian supermarket chain, having stores in urban areas, experienced problems due to the noise made by pallet trucks affecting nearby residential properties and adjoining apartments. This led to many complaints about the deliveries of goods during evening and night hours. In 2006, Logitrans A/S therefore developed the silent pallet truck, Panther Silent.
“Panther Silent is the perfect choice for vans, delivering goods during opening hours or during the “quiet” periods of the day: It has special soft rubber wheels (both steering and fork wheels), minimum friction of all movable parts and close tolerances. It is tested to below 60 dBA. We are also aware of the need for a silent pallet truck for heavy, hard and frequent use. Here we offer a fully powered pallet truck”, commented Gitte Kirkegaard Berg, CEO at Logitrans.
“We live in a 24/7 society. Supermarkets are open most of the day and night, ensuring consumers can go shopping, whenever they want. At the same time, our tolerance to noise has changed, and we are more and more aware of noise disturbances, she added.