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Bespoke Shelf Tow Truck

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During the summer of 2012, the UK car industry enjoyed a 22% rise in production in comparison to the same period of 2011. Therefore, it was no surprise that a gargantuan amount of materials were being transported and used to keep up with demand. Action Handling has worked extensively with clients in the automotive sector for over 40 years, offering expert advice and solutions to satisfy requirements for any application.

A leading UK Car Parts Supplier engaged the services of Action Handling during 2012, to further a growing list of successful projects together. The objective of this meeting was to improve the operation of their warehouse. Action Handling’s Sales Director, Stephen Phillips, met with our site contact to perform a complete analysis of the supply chain and production line.

It was noted that the replenishment of small parts to the assembly area was greatly affecting efficiency on the warehouse floor. Engineers on the production line had to manually retrieve specific parts to restock as required. There was no equipment in use that would make this task any more efficient.

Having gathered information from the client (quantity/size/frequency of stock items being transported), Action Handling’s design team were able to propose a recommendation specific to their exact requirements.

The bespoke Shelf Tow Truck Pallet (shown) would serve as the ideal solution with two main uses: 1) Store multiple car parts on individual shelves when not-in use and 2) Transport the parts across the factory, being towed in train by powered tow tugs.

Full working drawings were submitted to our client, along with a working prototype.

An order for 14 units was confirmed with a view to a further 26 units being supplied if deemed suitable. The first units were fabricated and delivered within 3 working weeks. The customer finds these trailers so effective that there are now a total of 50 units on site being used on a daily basis.

Please contact our sales team for a consultation and quotation for your own requirements. You can reach us on 01279 724989 or contact us.

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