Yale solution for Unirack warehouse

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Dealer Adaptalift’s considered approach helped the WA base of storage solutions company Unirack select the best forklift for their operations – a new Yale GP25UX

Yale solution for Unirack warehouse
Unirack Managing Director Rudy Proctor, left, with Unirack Sales and Marketing Manager Emily Critchell operating their new Yale forklift at O’Connor, WA


For the WA arm of storage solutions and warehousing company Unirack, the next forklift to join its operations needed to load, unload and select a range of different product orders across its 2,000 square metre warehouse.

With operations in all major Australian cities, Unirack specialises in warehouse racking, shelving, storage, materials handling, work benches, safety products and accessories.

Unirack managing director Rudy Proctor says business had been expanding and the new forklift was needed for its warehouse in the Perth suburb of O’Connor.

Saying the company had heard good things about Yale forklifts, Proctor and his team arranged a meeting with dealers Adaptalift, and came away impressed by their approach.

"The experience we had with Adaptalift was outstanding," Proctor says.

"Instead of selling the first forklift they could think of, they took the time to come out to our warehouse, assess our needs, and provide a recommendation that best suited our unique operations."

Adaptalift WA Major Accounts Manager Jube Shuttleworth says Unirack are known locally for their solutions-based approach and attentive customer service.

"It was great to be able to find the right forklift for their needs, and I’m delighted that they are seeing it as a cost-effective long-term investment," he says.

The model Adaptalift  ultimately recommended was the Yale GP25UX, which Yale says was designed to meet less frequent usage needs, while still meeting performance requirements.

Models in the GP20-35UX Series were built with robust components and efficient filtration, with a wide view mast, high strength overhead guard and low centre of gravity.

It also has a dual suspension system, small diameter steering wheel and a 9cm LCD display screen, as well as plenty of foot room on the floor plate and a Triplex plate overhead guard.

Yale Pacific area business manager Mark Chaffey says the forklift’s simple components and cost-effective spare parts help reduce its total cost of ownership and make it easier and faster to service..

"What differentiates the UX Series from other offerings on the market today is that these trucks are backed by a network of specially chosen, experienced, independent distributors, professional dealers and service providers who offer a wide range of support services to their customers," he says.

"Offering a solution which reliably meets productivity targets, while keeping operating costs low, the Yale UX range has been designed to be easy to operate and to maintain."

Proctor adds that his decision to buy the forklift was helped by the local back-up on offer.

"This is an investment we plan to keep for many years, and we needed the local service and spare parts that Adaptalift can provide us with," he says.

"Of course, the Yale has all the safety features anyone could need in a forklift, which gives me peace of mind when it comes to Standards compliance and the safety of our employees," he says.

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