Saturday, April 9, 2011

Flexible Fork Lift Trucks Are Flavour Of The Month With Freight Interests

Narrow Aisle Flexi Reach Record Sales
Shipping News Feature

UK – WORLDWIDE – Speaking to the Handy Shipping Guide at the Multimodal freight and logistics exhibition in Birmingham this week Flexi Narrow Aisle confirmed that sales of their British built range of articulated fork lift trucks were at an all time high. Manufactured close to the site of the international show at the company’s production facility at Tipton in the West Midlands this increased demand is coming not only from the home market but also from overseas.

John Maguire, sales and marketing director of Flexi Narrow Aisle, commented:

“In the UK we have won a lot of new business from third party logistics (3PL) specialists, freight forwarders and retailers who are investing in new facilities, while Europe and the emerging BRIC economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – continue to offer excellent export growth and future opportunities.”

Global sales of the company’s range of Flexi articulated forklift trucks reached record levels during December 2010 and January and February 2011, the trucks articulate to give an extra dimension to manoeuvrability and enable operation in extremely tight aisle widths. Although at first sight the unusual configuration can appear to make driving the truck more complex, staff assured us that a twenty minute instructional trial would reveal the trucks versatility and ease of operation, in fact the company offers an open invitation to anyone who is interested in saving warehouse space, to visit the factory and demonstration facilities.

At a time when finances are constrained commercial interests will always be wary of investment but for many the under employment of warehouse space will be an overriding factor and redeployment of existing racking coupled with the use of equipment capable of operating within the tighter space will make sound economic sense and the purchase of a new truck a viable proposition. John Maguire concluded:

“No one can really be certain how the local and economic situation will develop over the coming months but indicators are very encouraging after three record months and we are seeing a real upward trend. There is every reason to be optimistic that we can consolidate and build on this growth during 2011.”