Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Reach trucks keep space to a maximum

Argos Direct is using a fleet of 80 Crown trucks to speed the despatch of furniture, leisure and electrical goods from its 60,450sq m warehouse and distribution complex in Marsh Leys, Bedford.

Designed to be flexible and to fully maximise all available space when dealing with a varied product offering of all shapes, sizes and weights, all internal goods movement to and from the 72,000 stock locations is the responsibility of 45 Crown ESR reach trucks, 30 GPC low level order pickers, two RT ride on pallet trucks and four SC 3000 three-wheeled electric counterbalanced forklifts.

Chosen following a detailed evaluation of the latest machines available, the home shopping division of the multi-channel retailer picked the Crown fleet based on life cycle costs, quality, performance and reliability.