“Two-Pronged Strategy to Meet Specific Customer Needs” Says Forklift Manufacturer

21st February 2017

Logistics Business“Two-Pronged Strategy to Meet Specific Customer Needs” Says Forklift Manufacturer

Committed to solving the issues that prevent customers from moving goods in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, Yale Europe Materials Handling says it will employ a two-pronged strategy to meet the specific needs of key segments. Using both new product development and the company’s team of engineers designing solutions for specific applications or industries, Yale® aims “to provide a full range of differentiated product and service solutions, offering specific industry applications that consistently meet customer needs and lower total cost of ownership”.

Following a number of recent product announcements, the company’s pipeline is expected to provide a continuous stream of new product innovations over the next several years. With a deep understanding of customer requirements based on industry insight as well as feedback from engineering projects, Yale and more than 150 dealers worldwide, offer a unique blend of product excellence and customer-centric service.
In October 2015, fly-by-wire steering was introduced as standard to all of the Yale ERP 15-20VT series three-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, improving energy performance by 10 per cent. With operators able to use the truck for longer periods between battery changes, this translates into improved productivity and real financial savings that go straight to the bottom line.
The introduction of e-braking to the ERP16-20VF also makes significant energy savings, with the 1.6 tonne, 4-wheel, medium wheelbase model boasting an energy consumption figure of 4.4 kWh/h, amongst the best in class.

The latest pedestrian stacker introduces a number of enhanced features. Excellent through-mast visibility and precision control ensure operator confidence while robust construction and a lifting and carrying capacity of up to 1.6 tonnes offer broad usability. The stacker is ideal for businesses with smaller facilities where manoeuvring space is limited, such as storage rooms of supermarkets, small scale warehouses and cold stores operating to -30°C, industrial manufacturing, retail operations (such as DIY stores) and assembly operations.

Changing the way in which operators work, the MPT rider pallet truck, with its unique seat configuration, combines key benefits of platform and seated models. Giving operators the freedom and flexibility of standing, leaning, or the comfort of sitting for long transfers, this truck breaks new ground in material handling environments.