Midland Pallet Trucks, specialists in materials handling equipment including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, is celebrating the arrival of electric and semi-electric pallet trucks to complement its existing range.

The centrally located Kingswinford warehouse will be taking delivery of the new pallet trucks later this week thanks to an increase in demand for efficient and excellent value lift equipment as warehouses across the UK continue to see heightened demand.

Driven by Brexit and the increased popularity of online shopping during lockdown, warehouse workers are under increased pressure to pick, pack and transport packages ready for delivery with consignment numbers increasing month by month.

Hand pallet trucks have long been seen as a staple piece of warehouse equipment to help handle orders with ease.

As of last year, the number of days lost due to short and long term musculoskeletal disorders stood at just under 9 million with almost half a million workers having to take time off work due to injuries associated with lifting, carrying and repetitive actions.

Now as more and more warehousing and logistics hubs take steps to become more technologically advanced, the demand for electric and semi-electric pallet trucks is booming as warehousing staff come under increased pressure to fulfil more and more consignments each day.

Electric and semi-electric pallet trucks are easily manoeuvred around warehouses, offer impressive load capacities and features a very reliable 0.75kw brushless maintenance-free driving motor, coupled together with a highly efficient lithium battery giving maximum running time between charges.

Extra batteries can be purchased to increase the time between charges and also comes complete with a multi-function handle for forward/reverse, lifting and lowering.

“As the popularity and demand for online shopping shows no signs of decreasing anytime soon, warehouse workers are under increased pressure to get consignments out for delivery,” said Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks.

“Coupled with a drive towards new technology for improved efficiency, more and more warehouses are adding electric and semi-electric pallet trucks to their equipment stocks to help staff stay productive and reduce the risk of workplace injuries.”

Midland Pallet Trucks are able to offer a priority click and collect service from their centrally located warehouse or can provide UK wide fast delivery at a cost.

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