Yale Europe Materials Handling is celebrating being selected as a finalist in the Ergonomics and Innovation categories of the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards for Excellence 2020.
Designed with specific customer challenges in mind, the Yale precision control tiller head is built around the operator’s needs. The ergonomic handle allows full command of the truck’s functionality, with the operator’s hands in a natural vertical position. With the tiller arm fully upright, the truck can be operated in the most restricted space for maximum manoeuvrability, and yet still provide great operator visibility.
“We believe that it’s important to design our products around the people who will be using them in order to maximise operator productivity. Delivery drivers face challenges every day getting product from trailer to store and one of the main challenges is space – this was at the forefront of the design process for the Yale precision control tiller head,” said Iain Friar, Yale Brand Marketing Manager.
With the tiller arm upright, the operator has full command of the truck’s functionality, allowing for maximum manoeuvrability and optimum visibility. Auxiliary traction activation, traction interlock, composite housing for controls, fork lift and lower buttons, and a throttle switch for speed control give the tiller head an innovative handle.
The ‘Archie’s awards ceremony takes place at The Hilton Metropole at the NEC Birmingham on 21st March 2020, where the winners are presented with a trophy statuette of Archimedes.
Yale has achieved previous success at the well-respected ceremony, having won awards in the environment, safety, and ergonomics categories.