Hitec Lift Trucks have worked alongside Warmies ® several times over the years and were kindly considered by the company – but not just because of a long-standing working relationship.
Operations Director Jon Clarke: “We came to Hitec with a problem and Paul offered us a full-service solution. It was simple and tailored to our needs, it also provided us with flexible financial options that really worked well for us.”
A new racking layout was created, changing the aisle width from 3.3m to 2.3m, with some aisles as slender as 2m.
This new narrow aisle model increased their storage capacity by an astounding 42.3%, far higher than the average 30% improvement.
With plenty of room to store their goods (on both euro and standard pallets) it allowed Warmies ® to move cardboard, consumables and wheats in house.
Due to the new, narrower nature of Warmies ® racking, they also required a change of material handling equipment. Their Utilev was now too large, so Hitec swapped it out for a refurbished Flexi which was far better suited to the slimmer walkways.
As the Flexi was a new machine to the Warmies ® staff, Hitec also arranged for articulated truck training. This allowed them to hit the ground running as soon as the equipment had arrived and the new racking was installed.