“After accessing the broad spectrum of material handling suppliers, Jungheinrich proved to offer the best lithium-ion solution on the market for our requirements” – Garrett Murphy, Managing Director @JMC.
Irish award-winning freight company JMC has recently made a significant investment of over €25 Million in a new 165,000 square foot distribution hub in Baldonnell, Kingswood, Co. Dublin. While also retaining their original premises on the Naas Road, the Irish freight giant specialising in next day Irish nationwide deliveries as well as customs clearance, UK /European and Global distribution, saw a major increase in business mainly due to Brexit-related activity and European demand which has resulted in the large development investment. As the new distribution hub was a green-field site, JMC’s Managing Director, Garrett Murphy decided this was the ideal opportunity to invest in a sustainable future for JMC.
Previously operating a large fleet of LPG forklifts at their original Naas Road hub, Murphy opted to make the move to a state-of-the-art, fully lithium-ion powered solution for their new fleet of 30 electric counterbalance forklifts at the new distribution hub. JMC looked to Jungheinrich, their long-standing partner for intralogistics, based in Maynooth to reduce their carbon footprint and to provide a fleet of individually configured lithium-ion forklifts suitable for the 24-hour operational requirement, as well as a complete pallet racking solution at the new Kingswood premises. By choosing to move to a lithium-ion solution with Jungheinrich it provides JMC with a future-proof, sustainable solution which allows the fleet to be “plugged-in” for opportune charging over break periods, reducing operational downtime and health & safety risks due to no fumes, spills, or splashes.