Kanes Foods has signed a contract with Briggs Equipment, the UK’s national Cat Lift Truck distributor, after it demonstrated it could reduce costs by deploying its Speedshield fleet management system.
Previously, the company had been working with four materials handling service providers but it wanted to improve control of monthly running costs and keep them in line with budgets.
Briggs has delivered a fleet of 22 Cat counterbalance machines to the company, which have been put together on a standard specification so they can all be used in each area on site.
Ernie Burton, logistics manager of Kanes Foods, said: “As a business we have seen rapid growth over the last several years and our running costs were escalating. We decided to use Briggs to manage the contract including maintenance of all on-site auxiliary equipment and this has led to a significant monthly saving.”
Prior to the new contract, Kanes Foods was wearing through up to three sets of tyres per year on each truck, which is expected to half thanks to the Speedshield system, saving up to £15,000 per year on tyres.
The fleet of 22 Cat machines consists of 1.6 to 2.5 tonne gas and electric counterbalance trucks as well as an access platform. The contract rental agreement includes all service and maintenance.