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The most important part of the truck: UniCarriers focuses on the driver

Written by UniCarriers, 23-nov-2018 9:38:24


UniCarriers at LogiMAT 2019

Dynamic Cornering Control, Fork Safe Zone, and Level Assistance System: despite all the technological refinements of an industrial truck, its most important and valuable part is the driver. That's why UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the globally active developer of industrial trucks will present its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety from the UniCarriers 360° service package. The booth will also feature innovations in the product portfolio, such as the newly developed energy-efficient lithium-ion battery technology.

In the logistics industry, employees are the most important asset. With ever more complex requirements in warehousing, the demand for well-trained and reliable personnel is rising – reason enough for UniCarriers to focus on the driver at the LogiMAT 2019 intralogistics trade fair. The driver represents about 70 percent of the total life cycle costs, in shift operation up to 90 percent, of a forklift truck and driver cost. In view of ever longer working lives, health protection is gaining in importance. UniCarriers has continuously developed its vehicles accordingly – from the Mini-steering wheel to the tilting seats to the Ergologic joystick and the adjustable floor height. Numerous ergonomic equipment variants ensure a natural posture and maximum safety for the driver. Intuitive controls, a comfortable seat and visibility-optimised cabs maximise comfort. In order to stay fit in the long term, it is also important for employees to be able to balance their sporting activities. In the new ‘Forklift Fitness’ app, UniCarriers provides forklift drivers with effective strengthening and stretching exercises with explanatory videos.

UniCarriers - Image 2 - Driver's Cab

‘It all depends on the driver’

With its driver health and safety concepts, UniCarriers reduces the risk of fatigue and physical stress for employees. As a result, satisfaction and performance increase, along with efficiency throughout the entire company. UniCarriers is also taking up this topic at the LogiMAT Innovations Forum. Oliver Priedigkeit, Key Account West & Warehouse Specialist UniCarriers Germany, will give two lectures on the topic ‘It all depends on the driver’ on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, from 12.15 to 12.45 pm, and on Wednesday, 20 February 2019, from 16.15 to 16.45 pm.

UniCarriers will also be presenting an innovation in its product portfolio at its booth: The company will equip its forklift models with energy-efficient lithium-ion battery technology. The maintenance-free battery technology has advantages over conventional Lead-Acid batteries in particular wherever high vehicle availability and clean battery technology are required in shift operations – for example in production, food processing and packaging operations.

Find out more about UniCarriers at LogiMAT in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 February 2019 at booth D61 in Hall 10.

Date: 22 November 2018
Length: 2,876 characters, including spaces
Images: 1. Driver health | 2. Driver’s cab
All Images: © UniCarriers

Image 1: At LogiMAT 2019, UniCarriers is focusing on health and safety.
Image 2: Mini-steering wheel, tilting seat, Ergologic joystick, adjustable floor height: ergonomic equipment in the cab ensures a natural posture and maximum safety for the driver.
About UniCarriers
UniCarriers is a globally active developer and manufacturer of industrial trucks. Its versatile, customisable transport solutions for logistics and warehouses are produced at its production facilities in Sweden, Spain, Japan, China and the US. Its products are sold at specialist retailers or directly to end customers by an experienced team of sales experts. Its main customers are in the automotive, construction, food, logistics and pharmaceuticals sectors, heavy industry and the processing industry.

UniCarriers was formed in 2011 following the merger of Nissan Forklift, TCM and Atlet. Since 2017 the brand has belonged to Mitsubishi Logisnext Co., Ltd. based in Kyoto, Japan. UniCarriers Europe AB, based in Mölnlycke, near Gothenburg, Sweden, is a one-hundred-percent subsidiary of the Japanese corporation. With a portfolio comprising six brands, 11,000 employees and total sales of around 3.3 billion euros in the financial year 2017, Mitsubishi Logisnext is the world’s third-largest forklift manufacturer.

Company contact
Tobias Laxa • UniCarriers Europe AB
Metallvägen 9-11 • 435 82 Mölnlycke • Sweden
Telephone: +49 (0)170 371 0779

Media contact
Marion Ziegler • additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG
Media relations for logistics, steel, industrial goods and IT
Herzog-Adolf-Strasse 3 • 56410 Montabaur • Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)2602 950 99 14 • Fax: +49 (0)2602 950 99 17

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