Haulage and warehousing specialist Sheldon & Clayton has fitted its newly built £1.5 million facility in the Black Country with trucks from Jungheinrich’s electric-powered Kombi EKX range of very narrow aisle stacker/order pickers.
The new unit is the third the company has built on this ten-acre site and marks the latest phase of a development plan that has seen the company invest some £8 million in new storage facilities.
The 50,000 sq ft warehouse is ten metres high and has around 5,000 pallet locations for a broad range of product lines.
Sheldon & Clayton chose the electric-powered trucks as they are designed to be energy efficient, allowing the West Bromwich-based company to use them over two shifts without changing the battery.
Incoming trailers are unloaded at one of four loading bays using traditional counterbalanced machines before pallets are transferred to their allocated location within the racking by the Jungheinrich trucks.
David Sheldon, managing director of Sheldon & Clayton said: “We chose Jungheinrich trucks for our new operation because they offered a cost effective, value for money solution which will give us an advantage over our competitors in what is an extremely competitive business.”