Challenge: In late 2015, a well-known craft brewery opened a second location with a 250,000-barrel capacity. From the opening, this new location encountered logistical challenges with its packaging and distribution and had distinct needs for its keg line, which was located in a small and tight space. The client looked to Hyster to recommend solutions to streamline the operation.
Solution: Hyster helped the client determine an optimal mix of forklifts with high-level maneuverability in tight spaces to allow easy loading and unloading of products onto the keg line. Hyster also identified beneficial add-ons, such as reverse lights and seat-side mini-levers, that met particular needs and further enhanced operator efficiency.
Results: The brewery selected electric-powered forklifts, which further enhanced fuel efficiency versus using propane. The ergonomic options selected will provide increased productivity and enhanced operator safety.
About the Solution Provider: Hyster is one of the leading global materials handling equipment brands and offers over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The Company invests heavily in research and development to help ensure Hyster products are at the forefront of the industry, providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership.