Special Products Engineering Department (SPED) Right first time... Yale prides itself on the wide range of warehouse trucks and forklift types manufactured to satisfy the call for increased productivity and lower cost of operation. However quite often there are specific operations that require tailor made material handling equipment. To provide customers with a solution for these applications Yale has a large dedicated Specialist Engineering team that is focused on working with the customer from an initial detailed specification right through to delivery. The most important part of any special application order is at the very beginning of the specification process, and our local teams throughout the world work with all types of businesses to achieve a right first time solution. Experience is an essential factor so if there is a SPED element to a project we always advise linking our SPED teams in Craigavon, Masate and Nijmegen with our customer from the start. What's possible? The majority of SPED projects we see are directly related to specific customer application needs and can vary from a change in the colour of our equipment through to major environmental conditions. There is almost always a solution to a particular handling requirement and at Yale we encourage customers to talk to us about any challenging, new or interesting handling opportunities they may have. For example some of the most popular SPED modifications built as a result of customer orders are: Additional operator protection Double deep applications Cold store warehouses Hazardous environment equipment Drive in racking Special mast configurations Different lighting options Trucks with special operator access Clamp, rotator, reel and roll handling accessories Different keypad and fob solutions for special operator access needs Vehicle movers Yale,in conjunction with its dealer network, also focuses on the operator with training programmes designed to increase safety, motivation and productivity. Programmes are designed to help protect personnel, loads and equipment and are adaptable for companies with large or small fleets and are available in multiple languages. Please use our Dealer Locator to find your nearest Yale® Dealer.