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Aisle-Master Picture Perfect

12 December 2012

One of the first UK companies to take delivery of Aisle-Master's new narrow chassis 15E model is GB eye Ltd, a leading supplier of posters, prints and associated licensed merchandise.

One of the first UK companies to take delivery of Aisle-Master's new narrow chassis 15E model is GB eye Ltd, a leading supplier of posters, prints and associated licensed merchandise.

The 15E has replaced two other forklifts for much more efficient handling in its newly extended distribution centre in Sheffield.

The previous combination of a man down rail guided VNA forklift and a reach truck was cumbersome and restrictive, particularly as the VNA truck could not be used for outdoor work.

Operations manager John Scally therefore needed a more versatile vehicle which could also work in the existing very narrow aisles and tight turning circles.

“We have been using an Aisle-Master very effectively in another part of the warehouse for two years, but this model was too wide to fit in this part of the warehouse. The compact dimensions of the 15E make it the perfect solution.”

The 1.5t capacity easily copes with the pallets of posters, display equipment, packs of cardboard and raw materials for picture frames, even when lifting to the top beam height of 5.5m.

GB eye has also benefited from the 15E's indoor / outdoor capabilities which enable seamless on and offloading from delivery vehicles in the yard.

“As with our other Aisle-Master the new model doubles up as a reach and counterbalance truck, does exactly what we want and the drivers are very happy with it. We also need a very reliable vehicle as the workload is constant and at certain times of the year such as the run up to Christmas it can be relentless.

"The downtime we experienced with the old trucks had a serious impact on our productivity. Aisle-Master's excellent track record of dependability means that this is no longer an issue.“
 
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