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17 Jan 2020

Exhibitor Q&A: Flexi Narrow Aisle

Can you please tell us why you chose to exhibit at IntraLogisteX 2020

Our company sees itself firmly placed in the intralogistics sector, our product is popular with many modern ‘e’ commerce, online, fulfilment retailers and third-party distributors.  We have attended and made a success of every Intralogistex exhibition since its inception as the organisers consistently target the show at this growing vibrant segment and the other key suppliers of technology products for logistics.

What will you be sharing with visitors at the exhibition?

Flexi range of VNA solutions provide a more space efficient storage solution by eliminating dead aisle space required by conventional counterbalance, reach truck or Man Up VNA truck. Depending on the building, the Flexi range can increase usable storage space between 25% and 50%, making material handling operations significantly more efficient and reducing the cost per pallet stored. Flexi range trucks can work in aisles just 1.6M (ISO) or 1.8M (Euro1.2) deep and transfer aisle less than 3 metres, enabling warehouse storage throughput and costs to be substantially reduced.

What would your top tip be for visitors looking to improve efficiency in their warehouse/plant in 2020?

We are finding that the challenges in the industry are changing quickly, many visitors will be looking not only to improve efficiency but also to condenses down the ‘bulk load storage’ to free up ‘dead space’ for other important processes to be carried out in the warehouse pick and packing of customer orders and handling ‘e’ commerce returns being the most popular.  These objectives can all be met without introducing ‘double’ handling using the Flexi concept.

What do you feel are the biggest challenges facing the industry at the moment?

We continue to grow in the UK, the Flexi concept is well established here. The major growth in the USA, where storage space is now very costly, being brought about by the burgeoning ‘e’ commerce sector and the upward pressure on commercial land and real estate costs, has warehouse users both sides of the Atlantic and developers push the average height of new buildings up to and beyond 16 metres. These changes in the industry are providing an opportunity for us to develop a strong market for High Lift Flexi Warehouse Systems trucks with lift heights of 13 and 14 metres now being the norm in both major markets.

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