Jumbo Supermarkten was established in 1921 and has grown to become the largest privately-owned supermarket chain in the Netherlands with seven strategically located distribution centres serving more than 580 stores across the country. Jumbo’s reputation is built on providing the best service combined with offering the widest range at the lowest cost and its continuing success depends upon absolute reliability in the distribution chain. From its distribution centre at Veghel, Netherlands, a highly efficient logistics hub, some 1.4 million ambient and fresh items are picked and despatched each week – and on-time deliveries are key to the success of the operation.
Palibex is the Spain’s first network for the express distribution of palletised goods. Much of the success of this young company is due to its commitment to the environment and occupational health and safety, a focus that caused them to opt for an operating model based on the rear loading of payloads (rather than the lateral loading used by other palletisation companies), meaning that goods vehicles do not have to enter the warehouse. This means the goods handling process is safer, avoiding lorry emissions that would otherwise affect goods and the personnel involved in handling them. Since its inception, the company has had to acquire facilities and vehicles that support the implementation of this innovative operational approach while enabling it to specialise in consumer goods – a market that requires higher standards of cleanliness and care during transport and handling.
Terex Trucks, a division of Volvo Construction Equipment, is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of rigid and articulated earthmoving haulers used in light mining, aggregates and quarrying, general construction and road building.
Gold Metal Recyclers is one of the largest metal recycling companies in the United States. The Dallas processing yard encompasses about 38 acres and ships approximately 200 to 300 trailers of scrap metal and concrete a week. Gas Forklifts are primarily used to transport the scrap from trucks to bailers or other types of processing machinery.
Offering over 17,000 items from its product portfolio and operating from eight strategically located distribution centres, Spicers is one of the UK’s largest wholesale providers of stationery and office supplies. Following acquisition by venture capitalist firm Better Capital, Spicers wanted to improve efficiency and reduce cost in its MHE fleet – and after an extensive tendering process chose a fleet of new Crown equipment, all fitted with the innovative InfoLink® fleet management system.