John Maquire with the 10,000th unit
Narrow Aisle Ltd has produced its 10,000th Flexi warehouse truck. The landmark machine is a Flexi ACiON, the company's latest full digital control, very narrow aisle articulated model. It has been specified by a third-party logistics services company and will be deployed at a warehousing operation near Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.
Narrow Aisle managing director John Maguire says the production of the 10,000th Flexi VNA warehouse truck is a significant milestone in the history of the company.
"Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the concept of articulated warehouse trucks, articulated VNA technology has come squarely into the intralogistics solutions mainstream and, in the process, Flexi has become a world-renowned brand.
"These days, Narrow Aisle is a leader in the manufacture of articulated warehouse trucks, with customers as far afield as the USA, Korea, India, China and South Africa all operating Flexi trucks that have been designed and engineered at our UK manufacturing facility at Tipton, in the heart of the Midlands."
The Flexi's articulated design allows the trucks to operate efficiently and safely within the narrowest racking aisles, allowing more of a warehouse or distribution centre's space to be used for valuable storage locations.
"In today's logistics-led global e-commerce economy, the Flexi concept is exactly what many customers are looking for," Maguire adds.
The Flexi ACiON collection was launched at the recent IMHX trade fair in the UK, with all drive, hydraulic and power-steering motor functions controlled digitally.