APC Overnight has taken delivery of 19 new Linde forklift trucks from Linde Creighton, Birmingham, as a major upgrade to its warehouse management fleet. The new forklift fleet comprises 18 Linde H16Ts and one model H20T. APC Overnight will use the new high-performance, low-emission forklifts at its main UK hub in the midlands and at its Scottish operation in Bellshill, near Glasgow.
The company expects that the new trucks will streamline productivity as its business is booming and the network is expanding. Since its creation, APC Overnight has tripled the size of its next day delivery network and now has 125 depots throughout the UK. Each depot provides a local and personal service to its customers.
"APC Overnight is experiencing tremendous growth and so we have taken the opportunity to invest in new forklifts to boost our handling operations. We are pleased that Linde Creighton has been able to supply us with these advanced forklift trucks locally. We have a long association with Linde Creighton in Birmingham and we have always received excellent service," said Ivor Skinner, APC Overnight MD.
Linde Creighton part of the global Linde Group's Engineering Division has supplied material handling equipment to APC Overnight for more than 10 years. It will deliver the forklifts on a new five-year contract hire agreement that also includes the daily attention of a Linde service engineer.
For all its forklift truck operators, APC Overnight provides extensive and rigorous in-house training to meet all necessary industry requirements. The company's team of AITT trained and qualified trainer/examiners deliver the training courses and examine the operators.