TMHE Customer Nowaste Logistics Maximises Output with BT Forklifts

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Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)’s BT Staxio SPE200D has been commended for its reliability during frequent use. …

Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE)’s BT Staxio SPE200D has been commended for its reliability during frequent use.

Nowaste Logistics, based in Sweden, are a major fruit and vegetable distributor delivering customer-unique pallets to large food chains such as COOP Sweden.

They use the SPE200D forklifts in their busy picking environment and describe them as an ”essential” part of the process.

To find out more about BT and Toyota forklifts, visit: http://range.toyota-forklifts.eu

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  • 1. BT Staxio SPE200D SAS case studyNowaste Logistics, SwedenNowaste Logistics in Helsingborg picks a wide variety of fruit and vegetables anddistributes to major food chains including COOP Sweden. It relies on its largefleet of BT Staxio SPE200D stackers for their power and versatility.Nowaste provides “customer-unique” pallets. Precise day and our output is 100–120 deliveries daily. The lorries informed through his terminal where to retrieve the nextquantities are picked and assembled for next-day vary in size depending on their destination. 2000 pallets batch of goods and goods in the picking area can be on thedelivery. are handled in our automated crane warehouse, plus second level. approximately 2000 pallet spaces on the floor. It is hard toRobert Davstedt, Nowaste’s production manager, explains: give an exact number as we are trying to apply cross docking “The SPE200D is also essential for preparing double pallets“Nowaste Logistics AB has three terminals: two in Sweden, as much as possible with goods going directly from one lorry ready in the loading area. Each truck is loaded with doubleStockholm and Helsingborg, and one in Denmark – our sister to another. pallets to optimise the lorry capacity, which has positivecompany Nowaste Logistics A/S. The Helsingborg terminal is effects on environment and economy.by far the largest and is our main hub. Here we do testing on The goods in the warehouse are turned over every 1.6 days,new picking methods, new work routines, new trucks and picking 20,000-22,000 products and delivering 80,000– “Due to a good local cooperation that has developeddevelop new strategies. All three terminals provide the same 120,000 packages per day. The terminal is in operation 24 over a long period of time, Toyota Material Handling hasservice – that of customer-unique pallets. hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. understood the demands of our operation and can provide us with the variety of trucks and services to manage our“We use pallet trucks to effectively handle our goods and “We have been working with Toyota Material Handling handling needs. The bottom line is we can’t afford to standmaximise their flow and output. Our pallets weigh from 40 for many years now and we have 120 trucks covering all still in our operations.”kg up to 1500 kg. We handle a variety of pallets: half pallets, handling operations. Toyota Material Handling Sweden candisposable pallets, American sea pallets; but the main pallet provide us with the variety of trucks we need – through ouris the Europallet. We require a large fleet of trucks that can rental agreement we can change trucks to match changinghandle this variety of pallets and products with a variety of operational needs, giving us necessary flexibility. All of ourweights. trucks are on this rental agreement, which includes service, batteries and wheel usage. As we have a non-stop operation“We work in a crowded environment where there is no room the trucks need to be ready each and every day. Through ourfor large and cumbersome trucks. Our BT Staxio SPE200Ds rental programme with Toyota Material Handling Swedenare compact and can cope with the confined working areas this is possible. We have two services engineers here on siteand with frequent lifting and lowering. The travel distances to manage the fleet and ensure truck availability.are not so great, so effective, easy handling and goodacceleration performance is key. “The SPE200D is very good at the type of handling we do. We use it for order picking and double pallet handling.“Our incoming goods are approximately 60–70 lorries per Our picking area is constantly changing – the operator is