Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Knights of Old opens at Hitchen

Knights of Old has taken delivery of ten new Yale machines supplied by Briggs at a half a million pound warehouse development opened at Hitchin for a new contract that Knights has secured with ones of its largest customers.

“Our customer requires a very specific application with extremely tight turnaround times. Therefore, we needed a brand new warehouse operation that enables us to meet their specific requirements,” said Ian Beattie, managing director of Knights of Old.

Briggs provided a bespoke solution for Knights and worked with racking firm, Dexion to constructed the warehousing operation within budget and on time.

The total fleet at the Hitchin warehouse includes four stand-in pallet trucks, two 2.5 electric counterbalance trucks, a scissor lift, two Narrow aisle flexi machines and a sweeper.

Knights of Old has also re-appointed Briggs as its exclusive materials handling provider at its main site in Kettering, Northamptonshire with the supply of 15 new Yale machines.
The total fleet at the Kettering site includes 10 2.5 tonne gas powered counterbalance trucks, two electric counterbalance trucks, a 4 tonne gas counterbalance truck, a Terberg shunter machine and a sweeper.