With a 150-year pedigree for creating the best beds in the world, Relyon supplies a range of prestige products with the focus on natural fillings and bespoke options. The company distributes through a number of channels, from independent stores to national retailers.
Trucks a bed maker can rely on
What was the challenge?
Expand the fleet with trucks that could deliver high performance in narrow spaces.
Why this product(s)?
The GRENDiA diesel counterbalance forklift, PBPL15, and PBP20VN pallet trucks were all ideal for different roles in the process.
What was the outcome?
The operators are very happy and the compact, high-performance nature of the trucks has been a great benefit to Relyon.
In high demand
As one of the biggest own-brand bed manufacturers in the UK, Relyon wanted to expand its fleet of trucks to meet the demands of the busy working environment. The Somerset-based company consulted the local Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks distributor for a handling solution.
Manoeuvrability and versatility were important factors. It was essential the trucks could operate in tight spaces. We also wanted to ensure operators had good all-round visibility, while themselves being highly visible for the safety of colleagues working alongside them.
A truck for everything
Having surveyed the site in detail, the local distributor recommended three different models to accommodate the different working environments. For indoor-outdoor duties the three-tonne FD30N GRENDiA diesel counterbalance truck was an obvious choice - in this case fitted with the manufacturer's rigid VersaCab panel cabin.
Two PBP20VN flip-down platform powered pallet trucks were also supplied, each with 1600mm long forks to accommodate the customer's longer loads.
The package supplied by the local distributor also included three PBPL15 lithium-ion powered hand pallet trucks. Extremely agile and able to work in the most confined spaces, these new machines bridge the gap between hand pallet trucks and conventional (far more expensive) powered pallet trucks.
We recommended this new breed of pallet trucks to avoid operators facing the strain of shifting heavy loads manually. Importantly, the controls are exceptionally smooth and predictable - making the PBPL trucks ideal for the lateral movement of delicate stock. It has a compact design and great stability, and the lithium battery is really quick and easy to charge.
An operator's dream
Relyon's new fleet has gone down really well with staff, with each model fitting perfectly into its new role reliably and efficiently.
The platform pallet trucks have been a huge success. The handling is very precise, with the long forks giving the stability necessary to manoeuvre high volumes of stock quickly and efficiently in narrow spaces, and helping to reduce strain on operators.
The fleet is proving really popular with the operators which is always important. The GRENDiA has certainly delivered with its exceptional performance, low running costs and low emissions.
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