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Supplying forklifts since 1976

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Since 1976 H&F Trucks have provided local business with high quality materials handling solutions. For nearly four decades we have achieved steady growth year on year, enabling us to provide superior service to our customers from a stable & sustainable business platform.

4 Ways To Improve Warehouse Efficiency

The more efficient your warehouse is, the better your customer satisfaction will be, as it will help to ensure quick and accurate shipments. If you’re worried that your warehouse isn’t performing to its maximum efficiency, then we’ve got a few essential tips to help improve things.

Re-evaluate the workspace

You need to assess whether or not the current storage space, process and layout solutions are really working for your warehouse. For example, assess the layout to ensure it isn’t negatively affecting travel time between stations. If things need updating, then consider taking measures to reduce unnecessary travel around the warehouse, as this will save time and improve efficiency. Asking your forklift operators and other staff members for their suggestions will also help you to evaluate whether your warehouse space is working.

Make use of technology

New and emerging technology has greatly improved virtually every aspect of society, and of course, that also includes the efficiency of warehouses. Consider making use of the latest tech to give your warehouse space a boost. For example, setting up systems that maintain real-time inventory visibility and control, as this can help you stay on top of any changes. Voice-activated technology can also save time and increase productivity.

Optimise the existing space

If you decide to expand your warehouse floor space, it can be quite a costly decision. So, it can be more beneficial to take full advantage of the space you already have. Consider optimising your vertical space, as expanding upwards has been made easier thanks to the availability of Man-Up forklift technology, which can reach much higher places. Change up shelving and pallet racking, along with the warehouse layout to really make the most of the space. This will help to improve navigation and accessibility, and getting rid of any clutter will free up valuable space too.

Get more organised

Having a clear and organised system throughout your entire warehouse will not only save time, but it will also avoid frustration from operators and staff, and prevent accidents. When staff always know exactly where certain stock and equipment is located, everything will run more efficiently.  Make your most frequently used items more accessible, and tailor any workstation or space to the specific task at hand.

Are you looking to purchase a new Forklift or used forklift? Why not give us a call today? 0800 298 8790

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Testimonials

H&F have supplied us with all our fork lift equipment for in excess of ten years now, and have maintained it in accordance with our stringent operation requirements. During this time they have provided a consistently high level of service (including short term hire when required) whilst never failing to support us in a totally honest and professional manner.

Ashley Basset, Director
R G Bassett & Sons Ltd

Pym and Wildsmith have been working closely with H&F Fork Trucks for many years. Their service is excellent, ranging from prompt callouts to breakdowns through to the supply of new trucks. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

Ian Pym, Operations Manager
Pym & Wildsmith

H&F Lift Trucks are a pleasure to deal with. All staff, Technicians, Sales and Directors have hands-on experience of all ranges of vehicles they supply. From initial assessments and listening to all users of a potential new vehicle requirement, they keep us informed of all aspects of specification and lead times through to delivery. Their maintenance service is superb – they organise suitable times around our busy working day with our Yard Managers. Any accidental damage or operator error faults are always discussed with me and dealt with fairly – not like some unscrupulous suppliers who seek to profit at every service visit! In a cut-throat market, where we are offered “good deals” a few quid cheaper every day, we are never tempted to stray.

James Hipkins, Managing Director
Emerys

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