Davies Turner is a market-leading specialist in air, road and sea transportation, as well as logistics and supply chain management.
GRENDiA: dependable power 24/7
Versatile Mitsubishi GRENDiA forklift fleet keeps productivity high for leading logistics company
What was the challenge?
Davies Turner wanted to replace the forklift truck fleet at its Dartford regional distribution centre and needed reliable equipment that could work long, demanding shifts.
Why this product(s)?
GRENDiA is used for loading and unloading a wide range of freight, while PREMiA ES power pallet trucks excel in the tight spaces of the warehouse.
What was the outcome?
The team at Davies Turner is extremely happy with the new trucks as well as the high levels of after-sales support.
A reputation to maintain
Davies Turner found the best possible equipment, as well as commitment, in their local Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks distributor. High operational demands and lack of charging space made LPG the most suitable solution, and 18 Mitsubishi GRENDiA LPG forklifts in capacities ranging from 1.8 to 3.5 tonnes are now providing the mechanised muscle.
The decision to stick with LPG was greatly facilitated by the three-way catalytic converter – fitted as standard on the Mitsubishi GRENDiA range – along with an advanced engine management system. Together they combine to ensure ultra-low emissions and industry-leading fuel economy.
Versatile… and very comfortable
The trucks are used for loading and unloading groupage trailers and shipping containers. In doing so they handle a wide range of different freight including long loads, large crates as well as palletised loads, cross docking and taking freight from various contractors for local delivery or transporting it to one of the company’s hubs located at strategic centres throughout the UK for onward local delivery. Although the company’s operators were used to hydrostatic controls, a short refresher course enabled them to switch seamlessly to the automotive-style pedals of the Mitsubishi GRENDiA models.
The team are particularly impressed by the comfort of the seats. That’s really important because of the long shifts some of our operators work, especially when overtime is involved.
Manoeuvrability in tight spaces
The fleet of counterbalance trucks is currently being supplemented by a further five 2-tonne capacity Mitsubishi PREMiA power pallet trucks. These are deployed in the warehouse, where their exceptionally short and compact chassis will be important in enabling swift and safe manoeuvring in tight spaces.
The back-up we receive has fulfilled all our expectations. We even have a dedicated engineer who has developed a really good rapport with our staff, to the point of calling in, out of hours, just to ensure everything is running smoothly.
electric counterbalance forklift range
Engineered to deliver maximum performance, while keeping energy consumption to a minimum.