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How UniCarriers helped Ostermann meet its intense stock handling needs

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-10-18

Rudolf Ostermann GmbH's top-quality service and huge range of stock makes it the only wholesaler a carpenter will ever need. 

The company guarantees its customers that all orders will be processed and shipped by 4PM on the day the order is received, meaning workers at its 14,000m² logistics centre in Bocholt, Germany, need to work fast. To deal with their intense stock handling needs, Ostermann uses a fleet of 33 trucks to pick thousands of orders every day, for shipping to their 30,000 customers.

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Should I rent, buy or lease my next forklift truck?

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-09-13

Having efficient, reliable and safe vehicles is essential for effective materials handling, and there's a range of different ways to get them. Here, we give you our guidance on that difficult question - should you rent, buy or lease your next forklift truck?

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How to optimise your fleet when requirements change!

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-30

“In a situation of changing requirements, is your forklift truck fleet flexible enough for optimally supporting your material handling?” Several times a week I hear colleagues discussing with our customers about how to optimise fleets when requirements change. My take on this is that at workload peaks there may be a shortage of forklift trucks – or they may be of the wrong type – while at idle periods redundant forklift trucks stand still at unnecessary cost.

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Win a starting place for Race am Rhein 2016 with UniCarriers

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-08-29

This year's Race am Rhein is fast approaching, and UniCarriers is going to be taking part.

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11 facts about forklift trucks you might not know

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-16

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The 6 best things that UniCarriers will be showing off at IMHX 2016

Written by Doug Bolton, 2016-08-03

Yes, it’s that time again - IMHX will be kicking off at Birmingham’s NEC on 13 September, and we'll be one of the hundreds of exhibitors showing off their goods.

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5 reasons why you should purchase a used forklift truck

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-08-02

When you need a new forklift truck, one issue to consider is whether it really has to be new. Of course a brand new truck is an easy and trouble-free choice, but from a cost and benefit perspective, will it pay off? Depending on your operations, a used forklift may be the way to go.

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The forklift truck – a long story in short

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-07-19

Forklift trucks are a natural part of everyday material handling. They are so common that it’s easy to believe they have always been there, but surprisingly, the forklift truck is a rather recent innovation…

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The newbie’s guide to forklift trucks

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-07-06

So, you need a forklift truck? You’re not alone. Actually, there are more than a million forklift trucks sold this year.

Not surprisingly, many first-time buyers feel the need for a “forklift truck”, but don’t have a clue about various truck types, let alone which type would best suit their needs.

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