How can automated forklifts optimise your warehouse?

Whether you’re a logistics provider or production worker, automation can accelerate your work ethic. By adding a new dimension of productivity, you can simplify repetitive handling with automation. This allows staff to focus on less laborious and more delicate procedures.

Automation in different sections

Offering precise navigation, smarter handling and intelligent communication, automation is the future. No matter the scale or type of your business, its implementation will only add to its value. Read on to see how it can benefit you and your staff.

Block stacking

Stacking in blocks for compact storage

High-level storage

Storing and retrieving goods at height

Horizontal Transportation

Repetitive ground level product movements

Store more and save more with the shuttles from Toyota Material Handling

Toyota Material Handling Europe is launching new shuttle solutions to the European market. The automated Toyota Radioshuttle and Toyota Autoshuttle pallet carriers travel within specialised Toyota racking structures at high speed, safely and without damaging goods. These high-density storage systems can utilise up to 80% of any warehouse volume, increasing storage space and improving throughput.

With the Autoshuttle joining the shuttle family, the aisle-free storage offer from Toyota is expanding. The shuttle stores and retrieves palletised goods up to 1500 kg in a quick, safe and efficient way. The newly improved Toyota Radioshuttle can move up to 1800 kg and is available with the Toyota fleet management system and Lithium-ion batteries lasting more than 16 hours. Both shuttles will boost productivity and cost-efficiency, especially in expensive environments such as cold stores.

Shuttles will save time and cost as drivers will spend less time handling pallets and trucks can be used more efficiently. It is also a flexible system compatible with FIFO and LIFO workflow, ideal for filling unused space above a shipping bay or creating a buffer storage over a picking tunnel.

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

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