Hiremech to Stock ‘Flexible’ Forklift Trucks

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Hiremech Ltd supply rental lifting equipment throughout London and the south-east, from their base on Tariff Road in Tottenham.

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Tottenham-based lifting equipment suppliers Hiremech Ltd have announced that they are now offering Flexi forklift trucks, to help those in particularly built up areas enjoy the benefits of a forklift, without having to sacrifice the space that a full-size one takes to store.

Ground rent is a growing cost concern for many businesses, particularly in London and the south-east, where space is at a premium - so effectively 'losing' much of your potential storage space as empty aisles for forklift trucks to drive down can be a false economy in some cases.

Hiremech Ltd are able to supply these flexi-trucks, which have a narrow profile for aisles that would not be suitable for larger lifting equipment, yet are still capable of handling the sizes of load that are usually seen in everyday warehouse activities.

A Flexi forklift truck is able to cope with:

  •     Narrow aisles with little side clearance;
  •     Tight turning circles not suited to larger vehicles;
  •     Reasonable maximum loads for everyday operations;
  •     Precision steering to avoid colliding with shelving in tight spaces.

Together, these capabilities combine to allow shelving to be spaced at much less of a distance apart, typically allowing for an improvement in storage efficiency of as much as 30%, for the one-time investment in Flexi forklift equipment, compared with the ongoing 30% increase in cost that might be faced if more storage space were leased or purchased.

Hiremech spokesman Paul Green said: "We often think of 'footprints' in terms of carbon emissions, but narrow forklift trucks and more efficient storage literally have a smaller physical footprint, which not only saves on costs, but has a direct impact on the environment by using less land to store goods.

"This is a compelling business proposition that managers can make with a truly clear conscience, making it a 'best of both worlds' option - rather than the ethical compromise that so many investment options seem to represent. The chance to improve efficiency with basically no downsides is something all businesses should embrace."

Visit the Hiremech website for more information about Flexi forklifts; you can also read more about specific examples of efficiency gains made using narrow aisles on the Hiremech company blog.

About Hiremech Ltd
Hiremech Ltd supply rental lifting equipment throughout London and the south-east, from their base on Tariff Road in Tottenham. To find out more about the solutions available for challenging working environments, such as narrow-aisle warehouses, visit http://www.hiremech.co.uk.

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