Enhance your PRODUCTIVITY with automation

3 reasons to automate your warehouse

CONTINUAL LABOUR

Optimise your warehouse and boost its efficiency by having continuous automated performance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PRECISE NAVIGATION

Utilising pinpoint precision, automated vehicles proactively stop and alert unexpected obstacles whenever they cross their path.

SMARTER HANDLING

A growing concern in today’s fast-paced working environment is how best to alleviate the impact of repetitive, physically demanding tasks.

WHY AUTOMATION IS THE WAY FORWARD

Consign repetitive everyday handling to automation.

Efficiency is the foundation of any warehouse, and it’s the warehouses of the future that will excel by leveraging technology. When that future will happen for most, is hard to tell. But for Toyota, the future is now. By fusing storage solutions with integrated material handling, Toyota has automated the workplace. Whether you’re a logistics provider or production worker, automation can accelerate your work ethic. By adding a new dimension of productivity, you can consign repetitive everyday handling to automated trucks. This allows for staff to focus on less laborious and more delicate procedures.

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Automation offers precise navigation, smarter handling and intelligent communication. Better yet, continual automated labour supports Toyota’s lean approach to repetitive pallet handling. The automated stackers ensure lean operation and damage-free storage in tight lanes as well as a smooth workflow. This added dimension of productivity can be provided to our customers as a step-by-step solution or as a complete conversion. Each of Toyota’s trucks or “Autopilots” can be equipped with Lithium-ion batteries for auto charging. Meaning the trucks charge themselves between tasks without the need of personnel – making it fully automated.

Integrated solutions

Locators will identify the flows where automation will add the most value

When it comes to everyday tasks in a warehouse, there tends to be a premeditated approach to all operations. By mapping the logical steps of your workforce, we can deliver complete integrated solutions – from concept right through to implementation. Whilst automating your material handling process can seem complex, Locators are here to help. Our systematic approach identifies commonalities that function as configurable modules for repetitive use. So, whether you’re looking to increase your output, flexibility or resilience, we can design a solution that’s best suited to your needs. We work with Toyota to implement state-of-the-art automation applications. These can benefit order preparation, product sortation and high-density storage technologies.

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Automating repetitive tasks – such as storing and retrieving goods – brings a high level of safety and accuracy on site and supports lean thinking. Lean thinking helps us eliminate waste and standardise processes to make for a much smoother automation process. This is emboldened by the Autopilot range from Toyota as it’s equipped with scanners and vision-aided load support. These are just some of the safety precautions that ensure productivity and minimise damage when load handling. The data accrued by these machines then allow us to identify, refine and optimise the workflow of your warehouse.

WHAT LOCATORS CAN OFFER

Flexible logistics with automated solutions

AUTOMATED
WAREHOUSE TRUCKS

- Safe Pallet Handling
- Precise Navigation
- Intelligent Communication
- Smart Charging
- Return on Investment

AUTOMATED
TOW TRAINS

- Efficient Replenishment
- Variety of Load Carriers
- Precise Navigation
- Smart Charging
- Return on Investment

SEMI-AUTOMATED
SHUTTLES

- Safe Pallet Handling
- Clear Connectivity
- Efficient Productivity
- Quick & Easy Charging
- Cold Store Operation

MODULAR THINKING

Locators will identify the flows where automation will add the most value

Automating your internal logistics can improve its efficiency and safety. Yet, whilst automated solutions can seem unique and complex, the material flow of logistics is quite predictable. By utilising a systematic approach, we can identify common functions that act as configurable modules. These modules can then be tweaked in future and entrusted shortcuts for repetitive use. Wondering how to approach automation in the workplace? Click the video for a step by step look at how we can implement simple, flexible and scalable solutions.

What our clients say

We are very pleased with the change from an engine to an electric fleet. The trucks have been well received by our operators as they are comfortable and quiet to drive and give excellent protection from the elements. We even have the option and flexibility to use spare batteries and a simple battery change system if we ever want to work back to back shifts in the future. Locators also design, supply and install all types of racking and storage systems. They reconfigured the CooperVision warehouse for narrow aisle operation which increases the storage density and pallet locations. Locators supplied Aisle-Master articulated forklifts to work in this area.

Coopervision, Hamble

We have worked with Locators for nearly 20 years. We are confident they can always make the best use of the space we have available and provide us with forklifts that are well suited for the long loads and other stock we have to move.

Colin Macgregor
Director, Y Goldberg

Every time we look at an application, Locators approach it like a blank canvas and always recommend the best equipment for our business. Locators have proved themselves as a very reliable and proactive service provider by keeping our trucks working and our fleet costs as low as possible.

Adam Conrad
Group Transport Manager for Covers

Being able to work with one supplier for storage and materials handling has been a benefit to us. Locators managed the complete installation and ensured the correct materials handling equipment was specified for their design. They also service and maintain all of the equipment they have supplied and offer a rack inspection service to make sure our warehouse remains a safe working environment. We are very happy with our new facility and we believe we have made the best use of the available space.

Marc Congdon
Engineering Manager, Costa

We purchased our first Toyota forklift from Locators 14 years ago for our farm. This truck has been very reliable and is still in service so we had no hesitation in deciding to purchase another Toyota machine. Locators recommended an electric forklift for our machinery depot as it is very quiet, has low running costs and does not create any pollution, making it ideal for working both inside and outside. Our operators are very pleased with our new Toyota truck and our business is very happy to be operating a forklift that has such a low impact on the environment.

Ed Smales
Director, NFFM

Locators installed the new racking system within a tight timeframe while our business was fully operational. They have provided us with a facility that has a similar storage capacity and reduced the size of our forklift fleet allowing us to lease one building instead of two. We are very happy with the outcome.

Paul Bickell
Nippon Express

Locators gave us the benefit of working with just one supplier for all of the storage and materials handling requirements of this project. By mixing 3 and 4 wheel trucks from the same model range, we have gained extra pallet locations and have the option to battery change between them and work multi-shift in the future. I was initially sceptical that electric trucks could replace LPG, but I am very pleased with the successful outcome of this project.

Mark Davis
Logistics Supervisor for Hall & Woodhouse brewery

It is a great benefit to us that we have a single source supplier who understands the needs of our business. This saves us time, improves efficiency and ultimately reduces cost.

Richard Horrocks
Smurfitt Kappa