The Wincanton site in Ballycoolin, Dublin - spanning 240,000 square feet- has seen its warehousing operations continue to grow in 2019. Because of this, it has brought in the new vehicles from Jungheinrich to ensure it continues to provide the level of service its customers demand.
As business continues to grow for Wincanton, focus turns to achieving maximum throughput in the most efficient manner possible. With 46 aisles reaching 11,000m in height, this 3-shift, 24hr operation requires the most reliable and efficient material handling solution in order to meet the demands that are inherent for Wincanton. Maximising storage space in the large Ballycoolin operation is paramount for Wincanton and during the decision-making process, they concluded that Jungheinrich provided the best solution.
That solution was a new fleet of ten state-of-the-art EKX516k VNA forklifts. From the planning stage through to delivery and commissioning of the fleet of new trucks, John Curry (Area Sales Manager, Jungheinrich) worked alongside Alan Overton (General Manager at Wincanton) in order to deliver the best solution for Wincanton’s operation.
The fleet of ten new EKX516k VNA forklifts work safely and efficiently in aisle widths of only 1,900mm, reaching heights of up to 11,000m and working at a maximum speed of between 9-12km/h. The Jungheinrich EKX 516k VNA is the current and historical industry benchmark; the maintenance-free synchronous reluctance motors offers completely new performance dimensions, reducing energy loss by up to 10%. The EKX 5-series has the innovative vibration damping system, which offers further improved safety and performance – even on uneven surfaces! RFID tracking increases flexibility and adapts travel speeds optimally to the surrounding conditions. This makes the EKX a reliable partner for Wincanton Ireland as they continue to go from strength to strength in the Irish market.