The most important part of the truck: UniCarriers focuses on the driver
22 February 2019
Dynamic Cornering Control, Fork Safe Zone, and Level Assistance System: despite all the technological refinements of an industrial truck, its most important and valuable part is the driver. That's why UniCarriers focused on health and safety at LogiMAT 2019. In Hall 10 at Stand D61, the globally active developer of industrial trucks presented its ergonomic equipment and its concepts for driver health and safety from the UniCarriers 360° service package. The booth also featured innovations in the product portfolio, such as the newly developed energy-efficient lithium-ion battery technology.
In the logistics industry, employees are the most important asset. With ever more complex requirements in warehousing, the demand for well-trained and reliable personnel is rising – reason enough for UniCarriers to focus on the driver at the LogiMAT 2019 intralogistics trade fair. The driver represents about 70 percent of the total life cycle costs, in shift operation up to 90 percent, of a forklift truck and driver cost. In view of ever longer working lives, health protection is gaining in importance. UniCarriers has continuously developed its vehicles accordingly – from the Mini-steering wheel to the tilting seats to the Ergologic joystick and the adjustable floor height. Numerous ergonomic equipment variants ensure a natural posture and maximum safety for the driver. Intuitive controls, a comfortable seat and visibility-optimised cabs maximise comfort. In order to stay fit in the long term, it is also important for employees to be able to balance their sporting activities. In the new ‘Forklift Fitness’ app, UniCarriers provides forklift drivers with effective strengthening and stretching exercises with explanatory videos.
‘It all depends on the driver’
With its driver health and safety concepts, UniCarriers reduces the risk of fatigue and physical stress for employees. As a result, satisfaction and performance increase, along with efficiency throughout the entire company. UniCarriers also took up this topic at the LogiMAT Innovations Forum, where Oliver Priedigkeit, Key Account West & Warehouse Specialist UniCarriers Germany, gave two lectures on the topic ‘It all depends on the driver’.
UniCarriers also presented an innovation in its product portfolio at its booth: The company will equip its forklift models with energy-efficient lithium-ion battery technology. The maintenance-free battery technology has advantages over conventional Lead-Acid batteries in particular wherever high vehicle availability and clean battery technology are required in shift operations – for example in production, food processing and packaging operations.
UniCarriers at LogiMAT in Stuttgart from 19 to 21 February 2019 at booth D61 in Hall 10.
Source: UniCarriers Europe AB; additiv pr GmbH & Co. KG