With pre-Brexit stockpiling and an increase in online shopping leading the current warehousing and logistics boom in the UK, many warehouse owners and managers are seeking ways to reduce energy consumption in a bid to make warehousing greener.
With Britain gearing up to leave the EU later this month, many businesses have begun to ‘stockpile’ consumer goods that might become difficult to get hold of once this date passes and the UK officially leaves the European Union.
Combined with a sharp increase in online shopping, including the emergence of ‘vampire’ shoppers who’s buying habits see them placing online orders in the middle of the night, the energy consumption of warehouses that work throughout the night to meet consumer demand has drawn the attention of managers and environmental experts who are seeking ways to make warehousing more energy efficient.
Although this increase in demand is good news overall for the warehousing sector, the impact on the increased energy consumption of the industry remains to be fully realised, and therefore, warehouses need to consider energy efficient alternatives to help reduce their impact on our natural environment.
Although some aspects of warehousing are critical to productivity and employee health and safety, items such as lighting and lifting equipment can help reduce the carbon footprint of warehouses significantly while keeping operations moving smoothly.
Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality materials handling equipment for the warehousing industry including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, provides a wide range of manual lifting devices that require no power to operate. The range also helps to safeguard workers against musculoskeletal injuries when lifting heavy parcels, pallets, boxes and packages.
Thanks to their centrally located distribution centre, Midland Pallet Trucks is able to ship most orders the same day, meaning that businesses can help keep up with demand while also reducing their energy consumption and safeguarding the health and wellbeing of their workers.