Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System provides third-party warehousing, transportation and other supply-chain solutions for a variety of industries. With four affiliate companies and more than a dozen facilities nationwide, Midwest is responsible for more than 6 million square feet of contract and public warehousing space.
At its facilities in Woodridge and North Aurora, IL, the company stores and distributes food-grade products. Keeping up with high demand is critical to maintaining efficient operations. In North Aurora alone, Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System moves 100 to 130 truckloads of product a day, working two shifts per day, seven days per week.
The company has come to rely on Crown’s SP Series stockpickers, TSP Series narrow-aisle trucks, and RMD Series reach trucks for its demanding schedule and challenging narrow-aisle applications. Offering features that provide greater visibility, stability and maneuverability for operators, Crown lift trucks allow them to safely navigate turns and lower loads in tight spaces.
Crown’s maintenance plan, provided through Crown’s Integrity Service System, adds to the company’s bottom line by reducing down time and increasing productivity. In fact, Crown’s service technician has become the company’s go-to solution for keeping its Crown trucks, as well as other truck brands the company uses, up and running. Crown’s Warehouse Solutions group also provided thoughtful warehouse design services and rack configuration recommendations to maximize the company’s efficiency and safety.
“Crown is throughout all of our facilities. We worked through the process of how to maximize productivity and, certainly, it was beneficial to us,” commented Jerry Ziptin, Facility Manager, Midwest Warehouse & Distribution Systems. “Our uptime is extremely high.”
For more details of how Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System has boosted efficiency and uptime with Crown forklifts, maintenance and warehouse design, visit the customer result on crown.com.