Palletline has invested in a fleet of 40 LPG-powered Hyster Fortens lift trucks for its hubs at Solihull near Birmingham and Perivale Park in London.
The 2,000kg capacity Hyster H2.0FT Fortens Advance fork trucks were supplied by Barloworld.
The bulk of the new fleet is deployed at Palletline’s new central hub in Solihull, which was opened at the end of 2008.
Mark Pulford, operations director at Palletline, said “We are maintaining a close focus on efficiency across all our processes to match the cost, safety and operational improvements already achieved at our new hub.
“For our forklift fleet we were looking to achieve optimum levels of reliability and performance together with advanced technology for reduced wear and tear and improved ergonomics for our operators.
“We believe these new models will give unprecedented levels of reliability and reduced cost of operation, helping us to deliver significant operational savings.”