Wood and lumber

A traditional industry embracing future technologies

Made Smarter, a £20 million initiative, running until March 2021, supports SME manufactures, in the wood sector, in the adoption of new digital technologies


Transform Your Greatest Challenges into Opportunities

Load variation

Loose logs, raw and finished wood products vary significantly in type, shape, size and weight presenting particular handling challenges.

Handling load variety with minimum risk of damage.

  • Power pile slope carriage offer increased tilting capability of +/-4o
  • Simultaneous fork positioning to help stabilise loose loads
  • Levelling forks offer a height adjustment of +/-100mm

A wide range of attachments help combat rough terrain and stability issues. A capable truck with the right configuration and correct front-end attachment is the solution.

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Alternative fuel solutions are being driven by customer demand to support environment and sustainability.

Desire for greater sustainability

  • Increased emphasis on emission reduction and green initiatives
  • Reliable, affordable and clean energy access is a key to achieving ambitious CO2 emission cuts.
  • Two main technological pathways for CO2 reduction; smart usage of CO2 and direct CO2 avoidance

Increased usage of more capable electric trucks and alternative power solutions reduces environmental impact.

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Object and pedestrian detection

unning safe operations is a top priority in all stages of the wood industry supply chain.

Advanced technology and systems can help mitigate incidents occurring.

  • Lighting systems mark the way
  • Sensor systems assist the driver with spatial awareness
  • Telematics systems record and report activity in real time

Improving awareness of fork lift truck drivers, and pedestrians working nearby, may help reduce incidents. Telematics system can aid in providing best practice operations.

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Take Control with Game Changing Solutions

Embracing new technologies across the entire wood industry lifecycle.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to Increase Productivity

Service focus improves warehouse efficiency

The Gebhardt Group is fully committed to products and services related to wood. Carpenters, interior builders, publishers, contractors, interior decorators and industrial companies can rely on them for an extensive range of products – from raw material to exclusive designer wood.

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Small data big impact

The importance of extracting actionable insights from forklift truck telematics to improve efficiency and protect the bottom line.

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Operator Assist Systems

As demand grows in materials handling operations and loads become more varied, the risk of damage to trucks, loads and infrastructure can increase, resulting in extra costs, additional maintenance and increased downtime.


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