Food Distribution & Cold Storage

Move food products faster and safer

With an economic impact of roughly $331 billion in the foodservice distribution industry, each food product’s movement is critical.

Challenges

Turn your biggest headaches into opportunities

U.S. online grocery sales surging roughly 40% this year alone. Meet increasing consumer demands AND safety regulations.

SKU Proliferation

The demand for more food choices is causing SKU counts to skyrocket – creating inefficiencies and laboring picking processes.

How can you take charge of the invasion?

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs
Beat the SKU influx

Delivery expectations

Urbanization is increasing; forcing drivers to squeeze more stops into tighter delivery windows.

How can you tackle smaller, more frequent deliveries?

  • Stay charged longer and up to 2x faster with lithium-ion batteries
  • Help to empower your operator with greater maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Reduce stress and stabilize loads to help optimize control and operator confidence
Increase efficiency

Food safety

Protect your operations from contamination and meet growing regulatory pressures.

How are you making safety non-negotiable?

  • Reduce bacteria absorption by using impenetrable materials  
  • Achieve greater transparency to help isolate concerns to reduce product loss
  • Utilize food-grade lubricants that are USDA inspection ready and non-toxic
Ease sanitation concerns

Labor retention

Finding qualified labor is tough – retain your top talent and reduce turnover.

How can you retain talent and reduce turnover?

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Automate repetition

Tight profit margins

Heightened competition is increasing pricing pressures, resulting in lower margins.

Want to increase profitability and bring more to the table?

  • Automate repetitive tasks and help reduce operating costs
  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment
  • Utilize solutions to help reduce picking costs and increase pallets moved per hour
Drive greater results

Solutions

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Exceed customer expectations with tough solutions that deliver.

Proven Approaches

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Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

How “Disneyland of Dairy” increased throughput

The race is on to meet increasing demands to bring more products to retailers and to the hands of your customers, while maintaining freshness standards and food safety regulations.

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Position yourself for the future

Reduce operating costs as much as 70% and retain top talent in value-added roles by deploying robotics solutions to fill repetitive, non-value added tasks.

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Deliver high turning products with confidence

It is critical that operators are confident and comfortable when maneuvering products on tailgates and through tight aisles to retailers and often in the presence of customers.

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Reduce energy costs and help maximize productivity

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

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Impenetrable materials

Now more than ever, it is vital to follow safety guidelines to prevent and protect against contamination.  With increasing efforts to boost sanitation and disinfection, closed cell rubber and engineered composites allow for thorough surface sanitization of equipment through non-porous cells.

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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 - unrestricting your choice and a power solution built around your unique requirements for costs, labor, maintenance, emissions, space and more.

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