UK trend towards warehouses with larger footprint driving electric lift equipment demand, says Midland Pallet Trucks


New research has shown that the user profile of available space is changing with third-party logistics businesses now occupying 42% of all warehouses across the country with the demand for bigger floorspaces growing at a lightning pace.

With this, Midland Pallet Trucks, a provider of high-quality lifting equipment including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, has recorded an increase in the number of enquiries for their electric pallet truck range as new warehouse developments now being built have larger than average footprints in order to process more packages or stockpile a greater number of retailer items.

Online retailers have driven warehouse occupancy by over 600% in the past few years with the global coronavirus pandemic and Brexit stoking the demand for more and more space each month. Interestingly, the demand for bigger warehouses with a large footprint has increased by 242% with an estimated 775,000sq ft of extra warehousing space being required to keep pace.

By taking much of the manual labour out of the safe transportation of consignments around the workplace, many warehouse managers and retailers are now investing in electric pallet trucks to help meet heightened productivity targets whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of their workers. 

Safe, hardwearing and with a model to suit any budget, Midland Pallet Trucks stocks an extensive range of electric pallet trucks and has supported the growing needs of new and established warehouses with these technologically advanced pieces of lift equipment from their centrally located headquarters in Kingswinford.  

Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks, said “Our new range of electric pallet trucks is by far one of the largest and varied in the entire country, and we are delighted to be able to help serve the needs of our growing warehousing sector as they continue to keep their operation needs turning. 

“Electric pallet trucks play a vital role in keeping employees safe and consignments moving, especially in larger warehouses, so we will be continuing to serve the needs of our customers by offering fast shipping, great stock availability and the best range of products to suit all needs.” 

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