Owlett-Jaton has taken delivery of eight latest generation EKS 412 Jungheinrich order pickers from Germany, increasing its fleet to twenty at its 12,000m2 warehouse facility, with 25,000 pallets, at its head office in Stone, UK.
Owlett-Jaton continually strives to improve on operational efficiency, whilst at the same time reducing the environmental impact. The drive behind the decision to invest in the new machinery covers several aspects on both fronts. Initially, the new order pickers were to replace some of the existing machines, with the balance increasing the overall number within the facility. However, the decision has since been taken to keep all of the existing machinery for the foreseeable future – a reflection of how the business is doing.
The Jungheinrich EKS 412s are technologically advanced, equipped with the most up to date lithium-ion powered batteries – offering optimum picking performance, whilst demonstrating impressive energy efficiency. The batteries take less time to charge, making them noticeably more efficient and they hold double the power and performance than before. The machines offer optimal ergonomics for use in wide aisles, perfect all round visibility (thanks to the new mast and side viewing windows in the cab), along with high stability – which all helps towards health and safety in the workplace.
In 2019 Owlett-Jaton achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system. Living in a global society that is increasingly concerned with the environmental impact caused by industry, the ISO 14001:2015 certification demonstrates that Owlett-Jaton takes the matter seriously and actively wants to improve.
Since attaining the certification, Owlett-Jaton has taken several steps to further improve its impact on the environment, with the new order pickers no exception to this. Taking less power to charge measurably improves the carbon footprint. The new lithium-ion batteries also emit no gases during charging and are more environmentally friendly in comparison with conventional lead acid batteries.
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