Russell invests in forklift fleet

Published:  04 May, 2016

As part of its capital investment programme, manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles has invested £250,000 in replacing and upgrading its forklift trucks with eight new vehicles.

The 3.5 tonne forklifts from Lansing Linde bringing the total fleet to 18 vehicles. The new forklift trucks were built to Russell Roof Tiles own specification, designed to make fewer trips and meet the latest EU emission targets.

Bruce Laidlaw, production director, said: “This latest investment means that the new forklifts can load full lorry loads in 12 trips of two pallets, rather than 24 trips with single pallets, allowing for more efficient working. The vehicles were specified to make loading quicker, more time and fuel efficient and cost effective - also reducing yard vehicle movements which making the process safer.”

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