Keeping the Automotive supply chain flowing and feeding the lines

Byy 2030 around a third of new cars will be electric or hydrogen-powered


Transform Your Greatest Challenges into Opportunities

Your operation faces major hurdles with one of the most complex supply chains in the world.

Increasing importance of health and safety and quality

Safe operations are paramount across all stages of the automotive industry supply chain.

Eliminate forks from assembly lines

  • Deliver kits JIT/JIS to reduce line side operator errors
  • Adopt the ‘Milk Run’ concept and deliver kits faster
  • Reduce unnecessary stock build up at assembly lines

Tow tractor and tugger train systems for production lines secure faster, flexible, precision-timed deliveries and contribute to improving quality

Help minimize risk and maximize compliance

Push for greater sustainability

Automotive manufacturers are early adopters of technology, and more efficient, greener power options are always at the top of their innovation list.

The need for reliable cost efficient clean energy is a top priority

  • Maximise sustainability through alternative power options
  • Enhance useful battery life with less recharging time
  • Eliminate bulky and costly battery change infrastructures

Lithium ion batteries have longer useful life, reduced recharging time, lower energy consumption, and generate less recycling waste.

Integrated lithium-ion forklift

Fleet optimisation and operational efficiency

Ensuring the fleet is right for the operation is of great importance across the automotive supply chain.

The right truck type, size and mix optimises operational efficiency and minimises total cost of ownership (TCO)

  • Reduce maintenance disruptions and operational downtime
  • Establish appropriate maintenance plan and reduce unnecessary interventions
  • Extend the useful life of your equipment and optimise productivity

Fleet management programmes can help right-size lift truck fleets, establish appropriate maintenance plans and help extend the useful life of equipment.

Deploy the right solutions for the job

Just in time and just in sequence operations

Smooth flow of production in the automotive industry requires precise handling of materials at the right time and in sequence.

Optimise your workflow through a reliable and independent means of materials handling

  • Manage long run times to retrieve and deliver parts  
  • Overcome potential downtime and quality issues
  • Meet demand when supply is under time pressure

Seated tow tractors are ideal for indoor/outdoor applications where long travel distances are needed.

Feed the production line efficiently and with minimal interruption

Space utilisation

Space saving and Increased shop floor utilisation are common themes in automotive manufacturing environments.

Move loads and deliver faster in limited space while reducing storage footprint  

  • Use trucks with a compact turning radius, ideal for confined areas
  • Reduce inventory of parts and semi-finished products
  • Optimise stock at assembly lines

Agile electric trucks tow tractors and tugger train systems deliver high productivity in constrained spaces.

Maximize your space available


Take Control with Game Changing Solutions

Maximise production capabilities with reliable solutions that deliver.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to Increase Productivity

Innovations designed to help increase operational efficiency and achieve next level performance.

Logistics Trains Supporting Just-In-Time Manufacturing

To help support Just in Time manufacturing applications, Yale® has launched a flexible, modular Tugger Train system.  Towed by the Yale Tow Tractors, this enables loads to be transported efficiently to and from the manufacturing line using a choice of different trollies.

Yale Tugger Train System Supports Manufacturing Applications

Yale works together with Nissan Italy in central Italy

Every day the warehouse handles roughly 200 orders for shipments to 16 dealers simultaneously, and manages them through around 50 lines. 

I suggested to Nissan Italy innovative formulas to renovate the fleet.

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