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Co-operative Set To Benefit From Increased Safety And Efficiency With New SmartMover Order

Co-operative Set To Benefit From Increased Safety And Efficiency With New SmartMover Order

The Co-operative Food has extended its use of pedestrian electric tugs by confirming an order for SmartMovers to enable the safe and efficient movement of roll cages into convenience stores.

SmartMovers provide The Co-operative with a system that enables a single operator to move cages in compliance with local authority health & safety regulations. This has enabled the Co-operative to deploy the extra staff elsewhere thus improving efficiency. On the road, the Co-operative can now schedule deliveries based simply on the location of stores rather than by their handling requirements as previously. Optimal routing leads to a reduction in kilometres travelled and lower fuel costs.

MD Andy Owen explains, “pedestrian electric tugs were developed to allow single operators to move heavy loads. Safety is one obvious benefit in terms of reducing operator strain or preventing loaded roll cages from toppling, but the use of tugs also frees up employees for other duties and transporting multiple cages“Following the success of the initial roll out further opportunities to improve efficiency were identified across the network and additional machines have been purchased”

explains Clare Maclauchlan.

Clare’s role means she regularly receives positive feedback from first-hand users of the MasterMover tugs. “Feedback from operators has predominantly been around the safety and ease of use of the SmartMovers. Due to the nature of our store’s high street locations, the compact size of the SmartMover is also a real advantage when warehouse space is at a premium.

“MasterMover have always been helpful and approachable in their dealings with The Co-operative. The company’s knowledge of our needs as a retailer, and the quality of training and aftersales, have been exceptional.”

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Published on : 20-01-2014