KOOI-REACHFORKS®: “the standard” for hydraulic telescopic forks
IMPROVE EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY
“Save time, space and money”, this original Meijer Handling Solutions slogan is now more important than ever due to the current economic situation nearly worldwide. Poor monetary circumstances have companies scrambling to find new ways to cut costs in order to remain competitive. The expense of hiring external experts for analysis or the implementation of automation systems simply are not feasible for companies who are struggling to survive. These companies need simple and inexpensive solutions which will create positive influence on their bottom line earnings.
In difficult times, the simple solutions are often overlooked. Meijer Handling Solutions is proud to offer some of the most ingenious and cost effective solutions for helping companies reduce their operational costs.
Something as simple as changing the forks on your lift trucks from standard forks to hydraulic telescopic KOOI-REACHFORKS® can help you speed up (un)loading time, cut internal transport costs in half, improve space utilization and reduce damages to both goods and pallets.
Thirty years of experience
Meijer Handling Solutions B.V. is based in the North of The Netherlands. This 4th generation family business has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of telescopic lift truck forks which are sold under several trade names but the most well-known trade name is KOOI-REACHFORKS®.
Meijer Handling Solutions is the original inventor of the hydraulic extendable forks, and with more than 30 years of experiences and thousands of satisfied customers, the KOOI-FORKS have become “the standard” for most forklift manufacturers. Because of specialization in deep-boor drilling technology and the experience provided by its sister company, Meijer BV, (a specialist in laser cutting and bending), Meijer Handling Solutions offers the highest quality products available.
One sided loading/unloading saves valuable time
Many companies still load and unload trucks from both sides. The lift truck driver has to drive around the truck repeatedly. By using telescopic forks it is possible to load and unload pallets from one side. This not only saves 25% in time, it is also much safer because the lift truck is always at one side of the truck. This creates more space which can be used for extra storage. Because of the extra space trucks can sometimes even be (un)loaded indoors.
Dual load transport can help cut costs by half
Many companies have lift truck operators transporting single pallets back and forth all day long. The simple addition of telescopic forks can allow two pallets to be carried at one time instead of just one. Not only does this reduce internal handling by 50% it also lowers fuel consumption and maintenance costs since the forklift is only making half the trips as before.
Double-deep stacking leads to 30% extra storage volume
Stacking pallets double deep with hydraulic lift truck forks has become an easy way to increase storage density and maximize space utilization. By stacking pallets double deep, four pallets can be stored between each aisle which offers ± 30% extra storage volume. This can help companies avoid offsite storage or building expansion costs as it allows them to utilize the full potential of their facility.
Reduce damages to pallets and goods
Another example of more efficient handling can be achieved when telescopic forks are used as hydraulic extensions. A lot of companies are unaware of the fact that lift truck forks that are too long often damage the goods and pallets. Research points out that this is an important issue, but, despite the detection, it seems an underestimated problem and those damages are treated as hidden costs. For example when different sized pallets are used like the euro-pallet (800mm/1200 mm) goods and pallets can be damaged very easily. The lift truck driver is always in a hurry and therefore he will always drive the forks completely in a pallet without thinking about the size of the pallet. When using smaller pallets, forks will stick out at the back of the pallets and will damage the goods that are behind it, with the result of all kind of extra costs. With hydraulic extendable forks these damages are prevented.
Meijer Handling Solutions invests a lot of its turnover in development and improvement of new and existing products. Safety is an important factor at Meijer Handling Solutions and partly because of this, the KOOI telescopic forks are prescribed by all main leading lift truck manufacturers. All Meijer Handling Solutions’s telescopic forks are produced accordantly to the specific ISO standard 13284. This international safety standard specifies that all forks need to be tested and approved with a safety of 3 just like ordinarily standard lift truck forks. The telescopic forks are always tested as a pair and will leave the factory after all kind of intensively tests and quality procedures.
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