Tuesday, January 28, 2014

British Articulated Fork Lift Trucks Chosen to Move Humanitarian Freight in Africa

Repeat Order by World Health Organisation for Operating in Testing Working Conditions
Shipping News Feature

UK – AFRICA – Anyone operating a fork lift truck in a freight orientated environment knows how much strain can be imposed on a machine which may have to move cargo over a long shift, a problem multiplied when working in environments decidedly unconducive to mechanical handling machinery. As previously, when the World Health Organization (WHO) required versatile and reliable equipment to work in cold, and hot, conditions it turned to Flexi Narrow Aisle for assistance.

The Midlands based manufacturer of articulated forklift trucks was required to supply equipment suited to work use in various temperature controlled WHO facilities that help provide efficient distribution of vaccines and medicines across sub-Saharan Africa, making for a contrasting temperature range which can be devastating to mechanical equipment.

The electric-powered Flexi articulated forklifts in operation at the temperature controlled sites were specifically designed and built to suit cold and chilled store environments. All the main components of the trucks are stainless steel or zinc coated while all other electrical hydraulic parts are cold store specified. Flexi Narrow Aisle sells its range of unique, flexible chassis trucks to more than fifty countries worldwide and John Maguire, Sales and Marketing Director, commented:

“The WHO stores require trucks that offer high levels of reliability and efficiency for their important work and Flexis ticked all their boxes.”