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Tobias W. Laxa

Group marketing manager

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How an ergonomic forklift can improve your warehouse operations

Written by Tobias W. Laxa, 2016-12-05

Staying productive, increasing efficiency and keeping the total cost of operations low are always at the front of a warehouse manager's mind, and they need to be taken into account when making decisions.

Getting the right equipment, staff and suppliers can help you achieve your goals, but there's one factor which is just as important - ergonomics.

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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 Tobias W. Laxa, 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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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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