The 100th Aisle Master articulated forklift to be delivered to UK logistics giant Eddie Stobart was recently handed over to representatives of the company at Combilift’s manufacturing facility in Monaghan, Ireland.
Eddie Stobart acquired its first Aisle Masters for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division deployed around the UK. Six years on, Aisle Masters are in operation at eight of Eddie Stobart’s warehouses across the country, from Glasgow to London. The 100th truck will be displayed for a time at the company’s service support centre in Warrington before being put to work.
Following changes in the Eddie Stobart business model and coupled with an increase in customer demand, a decision was made to introduce the Aisle Master product into the operation. Whilst ensuring continued optimum pallet density in existing narrow aisles was essential, build quality and reputation for extreme reliability were deciding factors.
Eddie Stobart’s Warehousing Division operates ambient, chilled and specialist storage space for customers in the soft drinks, pharmaceutical, confectionery and FMCG sectors to name but a few, and the electric powered 20WHE models with 2000kg capacity are predominantly deployed in sites where fast moving goods are stored.
Martin McVicar, MD of Combilift and Aisle Master said: “We value long term collaboration with our customers and the 100th truck for Eddie Stobart epitomises our philosophy of listening to customer feedback to provide them with a solution that is 100% suited to their requirements.”
Pictured above are Combilift and Aisle Master MD Martin McVicar (left) and Eddie Stobart MHE Manager Brian Smith.