Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 10 2016 - Page 26

Leading UK Food Group Chooses Mitsubishi Forklifts Addo Food Group “Happy As Larry” With Complete Mitsubishi Package One of the UK’s leading food ingredients including eggs, meat, Operators say the intuitive handling’s companies, the Addo Food Group, seasoning and packaging from a lorry precision and predictability – even says investment in new Mitsubishi parked on the road and transfer them in the tightest corners and aisles – GRENDiA ES forklifts is helping feed 75 yards to the loading bay. gives them more trust in their control their ravenous production lines and maximise production of over 256 million of the nation’s best-loved pork pies, sausage rolls, pasties and Scotch “Outside space is very restricted; there’s very little room to move and we have very tight corners. Added to of the vehicle, and this added driver confidence pays off with faster, more assured manoeuvring leading to increased productivity. eggs. that, the loading bay itself is also on an incline, so for us manoeuvrability Mr Cook continues: “Because there’s Faced with an ageing fleet, the Dorset and stability of the trucks are not a lot of space around here, the Foods division – where hundreds of paramount.” trucks have to be robust and stand thousands of the UK’s Scotch eggs are baked and fried – sought out a very specific type of forklift truck to deal with their conditions on site. Trevor Cook, Supply Chain Manager at Addo Food Group, explained: “The forklifts each have to unload up to a ton of 26 FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk To keep productivity levels high and the perishable ingredients on the move, the Addo Food Group opted for the LPG-powered Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES FG15N Series forklift for its compact design and fully hydrostatic steering. up to knocks, and with Mitsubishi we knew we were getting a truck with a reputation for reliability and non-stop performance, whatever the conditions.”