Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Carlsberg updates with Jungheinrich

Carlsberg has taken delivery of a number of Jungheinrich order pickers, reach trucks, counterbalance machines and pallet trucks as it looks to upgrade its materials handling equipment fleet throughout its UK distribution operation.

The counterbalanced models are from Jungheinrich’s recently launched VFG range of diesel-powered forklifts, which feature hydrostatic drive and several are fitted with Kaup keg clamps designed to allow barrels to be handled more easily, efficiently and safely.

The beer maker operates from four main regional distribution centres at Croydon, Stonecross, Tingley and Birmingham, along with 13 local depots across the UK.

Carlsberg kegs and bottles arrive at the main RDCs from its breweries in Northampton and Leeds where they are stored before being delivered to the local depots from where they are sent on to pubs and clubs.

Carlsberg has purchased the trucks outright and has agreed an ongoing maintenance contract, which will see Jungheinrich engineers supporting the company’s entire fleet, including models from its previous supplier until they are phased out.