Wood and lumber

A traditional industry embracing future technologies

Made Smarter, a £20 million initiative, running until March 2021, supports SME manufactures, in the wood sector, in the adoption of new digital technologies.

Challenges

Turn Your Biggest Headaches Into Opportunities

Your operation faces major hurdles as you try to meet demand and service expectations while protecting your bottom line.

Heavy Consolidation

Access to materials, shrinking profit margins and tightening regulation continues to drive the wave of consolidation in the lumber industry.

DOMINATE THE MARKET

Labor Retention

Even the most successful companies struggle with recruiting and retaining qualified talent in a tough working environment.

How are you going to reduce turnover?

  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems
  • Implement training and development programs to keep your team engaged
  • Minimize downtime to keep your workforce moving
Deploy the Right Solutions

Environmental Impact

You face the challenge of meeting strong demand for quality timber products while minimizing adverse effects on the environment and human health.

How are you going to minimize the impact?

  • Source from suppliers who strive for a greener supply chain
  • Develop a recycling plan for by-products of your operation
  • Embrace alternative power sources in your lift truck equipment
Exceed sustainability goals

Safety

Working in a sawmill or lumberyard can be one of the most dangerous occupations.

How can you help keep your employees safe and reduce incidents?

  • Establish a culture of safety starting at the top and adopted by all
  • Use telematics to track lift truck access and provide training updates
  • Enhance visibility and operator protection with next generation equipment
Help minimize risk and maximize compliance

Tough Environments

Dust, dirt and debris along with rough terrain can push your materials handling equipment and operators to their limit.

How are you going to keep product moving?

  • Use trucks designed for the unique demands of handling lumber
  • Maximize productivity with high performance lift trucks offering low maintenance costs
  • Install equipment to defend against dust and debris
Combat the tough conditions

Solutions

Dominate and Excel with Game Changing Solutions.

Exceed customer expectations with tough solutions that deliver.

Proven Approaches

Proven Approaches to Increase Productivity.

Innovations to help reduce downtime and improve safety - ultimately lowering your operating costs.

Use your data to cut operating costs

Discover how telemetry and fleet management can help increase uptime and lower total cost of ownership of your lift trucks.

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Increase safety through innovation

Your operations are always evolving and so are the material handling solutions designed to help keep your employees safe and reduce incidents.

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Unlock cost savings and performance

With the industry’s widest range of power sources from a variety of brands, you can get the very best solution available in today’s market to maximize your operations.

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