Quality and Reliability: Meijer and Vetter-Forks in the Spotlight
It may not be common knowledge that 𝗠𝗲𝗶𝗷𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗞𝗢𝗢𝗜®𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀, but since the development of these telescopic forks in 1980, the 𝟭𝟬𝟬-𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿-𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗠𝗲𝗶𝗷𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 has now produced more than 100,000 pairs of telescopic forklifts. This is an impressive number.
Many thousands of forklifts of different brands are equipped with these telescopic forks, providing a more efficient way of 𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗸𝘀 (about 𝟰𝟬% 𝗳𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 than from two sides) and allowing more than 𝟯𝟬% 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝗮 pallets to be stored in a warehouse with 𝗱𝗼𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗲-𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗽𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗴𝗲. When different pallet sizes are used, 𝗵𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗱𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗲.
Obviously, with the production of 𝟭𝟬𝟬,𝟬𝟬𝟬 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘀, a double amount of forks is needed. The inner forks must be of excellent quality to ensure the safety of the ReachForks and be suitable for the many production steps the Reach Fork must go through.
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗩𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀. Meijer and Vetter have worked closely together for decades, and during a visit to the factory in Germany, Vetter surprised Meijer with a wonderful memento.
In the photo of l-R:
Uwe Daub – CEO Vetter-Forks, Mirco Kegel – Export Manager Vetter-Forks, Reinder Hoekstra – COO Meijer Group, Hendrik Meijer – CEO Meijer Group, Arnold Vetter – CEO Vetter-Group GmbH.