TMHE & Skyport Continue Forklift Rental Agreement


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Leasing Toyota trucks for almost 5 years, Skyport continues to be impressed with Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE). David Adámek, CEO of Skyport, explains their reliance on Toyota counterbalanced trucks, towing tractors & BT powered pallet trucks.

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TMHE & Skyport Continue Forklift Rental Agreement

  1. 1. Toyota Traigo 24 case studySkyport, Czech RepublicOperating one of the two cargo terminals at Prague airport 24/7, Skyportdepends upon its compact but capable Toyota Traigo 24 counterbalanced trucks.Today almost everything is transported by air, from “For manipulating the trolleys inside the warehouse we use “Out of all the competitors Toyota was the only supplier thatmail to food, zoo animals and luxury cars. Skyport’s the Toyota forklifts for consolidating loads and preparing was able to provide us with a complete solution includingterminal is prepared for all types of consignment. the trolleys for despatch to the aircraft,” David Adámek the diesel towing tractors, so we could get all of the materials continues. “We rely on the trucks – any aircraft will not handling equipment serviced by one partner.The warehouse is over 14,000 square metres and is able wait for the goods – so we really require absolute technicalto hold up to 60,000 tons of goods at peak times. It also reliability, which I can confirm we have with our Toyota “We decided to go for a lease agreement so we don’t need tohas chilled and cold stores, special facilities for live animals trucks. worry about repairs or maintenance and we’re quite happyand hazardous cargos, and a bonded section for customs with this solution.”clearance. “A couple of our forklifts are fitted with a built-in scale, which is a huge improvement in our process. In the past, the“There are moments when the warehouse is completely full,” driver would have to put each load on the scale, withdrawcomments Skyport CEO David Adámek, “but it could take the forks, write down the weight, and pick it back up beforeonly a few hours before it is almost empty again. This is not a continuing the process. Now he just lifts the load and presseslong-term storage warehouse but only for very fast-moving a button – a receipt is printed with the weight, which thegoods. driver sticks to the load – which helps us a lot.“We charge a lot for long-term storage and in the best case “One more thing that we like on our forklifts is their compactwe can get goods from an aircraft and into the hands of its size. The driver is able to drive them straight inside ourowner in 40 minutes, including customs clearance.” chilled and cold rooms rather than having to put them down and use a smaller machine, which also helps ourWhen a client airline’s flight arrives Skyport puts all of its productivity.technical facilities into action, including its Toyota and BTtrucks. Toyota 2TD20 towing tractors pull unloaded goods, “In 2007 we went out to tender to find a materials handlingincluding containers and pallets on special trolleys, to supplier. After a fairly long selection process we chose Toyotathe Skyport terminal. The process of sorting and placing as our long-term partner for future co-operation. What weindividual consignments in designated locations continues liked in Toyota’s proposal was mainly its complexity – theyusing Toyota Traigo 24 counterbalanced trucks and BT Levio were the only provider that was able to supply all of theLWE180 powered pallet trucks. products we needed at the time.