UK – SLOVENIA – History was made this month when Narrow Aisle Ltd announced it has produced its 10,000th Flexi warehouse truck, the landmark machine is a Flexi ACiON, the company’s latest full digital control, very narrow aisle articulated model. It has been specified by a third party logistics (3PL) services company and will be deployed at a warehousing operation near Ljubljana Airport. Narrow Aisle managing director, John Maguire, commented: “The production of the 10,000th Flexi VNA warehouse truck is a significant milestone in the history of our company. Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the concept of articulated warehouse trucks, articulated VNA technology has come squarely into the intralogistics solutions mainstream and, in the process, Flexi has become a world-renowned brand.
IMHX 2019 will see the official launch Narrow Aisle Ltd’s new Flexi ACiON and Flexi LiTHiON VNA lift truck ranges. With all drive, hydraulic and power-steering functions controlled digitally, the trucks in the Flexi AC iON (lead acid battery-powered) and Flexi LiTHiON (lithium-ion battery-powered) collections are described as a ‘tour de force’ in articulated lift truck drivability and reliability. The introduction of digitally controlled motors for all key functions delivers a more integrated truck performance and results in greater reliability, higher productivity and significantly reduced operating and maintenance costs Full digital control means that all models are ultra-energy efficient: every time the truck’s mast is raised or lowered, as well as during forward and reverse tr
Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that remanufactured machines in its Flexi ECO AC range of ‘second life’ articulated reach trucks are now offered with the same factory warranty terms as new-build Flexi units. “Demand for articulated VNA equipment is growing and, as more companies opt to supplement their materials handling fleets with Flexi VNA units, rebuilt trucks offer a highly cost efficient proposition,” says John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd. He continues: “Our Flexi ECO AC trucks come with an identical warranty to an equivalent all-new model but cost some 30 per cent less. ‘Second life’ Flexis are proving a particularly popular option for users who acquire materials handling equipment on contract hire packages where all repair and maintenance costs are inclu
Management led by Managing Director, John Maguire, have acquired a controlling share in Narrow Aisle Ltd – the manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions – and its rental division. The move follows the decision by Narrow Aisle’s founder, Peter Wooldridge, and Group Finance Director, Cedric Randle, to step back from their day-to-day executive responsibilities with the company. Key management stakeholders within Narrow Aisle also include Donald Houston and Jim Porter who have joined the company as Finance Director and Chairman respectively. Both men have extensive experience of the materials handling sector: Donald Houston is a former director of Linde Scotland and Linde East, while Jim Porter previously served as MD of Jungheinrich
Narrow Aisle Ltd, manufacturer of the Flexi range of
articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions, has announced a
major investment strategy that it says will allow the company to significantly
increase output at its UK production site over the next three years. The extra capacity is required to meet the sustained and growing
demand for Flexi trucks from third party logistics specialists as well as
own-account warehouse operators across a diverse range of industry sectors –
both in the UK and worldwide. John Maguire, commercial director of Narrow Aisle,
commented: “There a number of factors that are driving the strong demand for
Flexi products. For example, continued growth in the e-commerce-based retail
market is leading to further investment in high density product st
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