Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality lifting equipment for the warehousing industry including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables has expanded its current range of product offerings during a period of pre-Brexit stockpiling.
With Britain gearing up to leave the EU on the 29th of March 2019, many businesses have begun to ‘stockpile’ consumer goods that might become difficult to get hold of when the UK officially leaves the European Union.
This stockpiling craze has begun thanks to various predictions that goods households rely on each week will be difficult to source after the end of March. As a result, many companies have been upping their order quantities in order to have a ready supply to offset any initial supply chain hiccups.
Although this increase in demand is good news overall for the warehousing sector, the employees tasked with dealing with storage and supply chain logistics are at risk of common workplace injuries caused by lifting heavy items without the appropriate lifting equipment.
Therefore, the new products available from Midland Pallet Trucks couldn’t have come at a better time as the sector experiences a surge in demand. Joining the extensive range of high-quality lifting equipment for spring are items such as the Short and Wide Stainless Steel Pallet Truck with a total lift capacity of 2500kg, the Short Stainless Steel Pallet Truck, and two Platform Stacker products with a lift capacity of 400kg available in two lift heights for safe stacking.
Thanks to their centrally located distribution centre, Midland Pallet Trucks is able to take orders for lifting equipment via phone or online. With most items in stock, materials handling equipment can be shipped the very same day, meaning that businesses can keep up with demand without putting their workers at risk.
Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, said, “We’re thrilled to be able to extend our current range of excellent quality lifting equipment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of warehouse workers during this pre-Brexit surge in demand.
“With over 6.6 million days of work being missed in the UK in the 2017-2018 period from musculoskeletal disorders, businesses in the warehousing sector need to protect their staff by providing the right lifting equipment to maintain productivity.”