Move more and keep food safety in check

Food Distribution & Cold Storage Forklifts

Nearly 49% of consumers are purchasing more groceries online, contributing to 40% growth in sales. Are you prepared to meet surging demands?


Transform your greatest challenges into opportunities

Despite over 288 million square feet of distribution space, food distributors are still busting at the seams.

SKU Proliferation

The demand for more food choices is causing SKU counts to skyrocket – creating inefficiencies and laboring picking processes.

Take charge of the invasion

  • Use variable height picking processes to increase SKU capacity
  • Place slower-moving SKUs above faster-moving ones for efficient access to frequently picked items
  • Add case flow lanes to pick lines to accommodate more SKUs
Beat the SKU influx

Delivery expectations

Urbanization is increasing; forcing drivers to squeeze more stops into tighter delivery windows.

Exceed delivery demands

  • Stay charged longer and up to 2x faster with lithium-ion batteries
  • Help to empower your lift truck operator with greater maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Reduce stress and stabilize loads to help optimize control and operator confidence
Increase efficiency

Food safety

Protect cold and food storage operations from contamination and meet growing regulatory pressures.

Make food safety non-negotiable

  • Reduce bacteria absorption by using impenetrable materials  
  • Achieve greater transparency to help isolate concerns to reduce product loss
  • Utilize food-grade lubricants that are USDA inspection ready and non-toxic
Ease sanitation concerns

Labor retention

Finding qualified labor is tough – retain your top talent and reduce turnover.

Retain talent and reduce turnover

  • Redirect workers to more value-added tasks by deploying robotic forklift solutions
  • Offer advanced ergonomic lift truck solutions to help reduce musculoskeletal problems related to operation
  • Use telematics to simplify checklists and reinforce positive behavior
Automate repetition

Tight profit margins

Heightened competition is increasing pricing pressures, resulting in lower margins.

Increase profitability and bring more to the table

  • Automate repetitive tasks and help reduce operating costs
  • Right-size your fleet, reduce administrative costs and extend useful life of equipment
  • Utilize solutions to help reduce picking costs and increase pallets moved per hour
Drive greater results


Take control with these game changing food distribution solutions

Keep food safety and traceability in check in your cold storage, freezer or food distribution center while meeting strict guidelines and increasing consumer demands.

Proven Approaches

Demonstrated to achieve results

Material handling innovations to help improve throughput by reducing downtime, improving safety and ultimately lowering your operating costs.

Built around you - Nature’s Best

Discover how one of our customers was able to add 33-45% more pick positions, increasing their number of SKUs and revenue per square foot – all without a costly facility expansion.

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McCain Foods – serves more

By using opportunity charging, McCain was able to eliminate 10 battery chargers and consolidate their batteries from 60 down to 20 - resulting in cost savings and better facility energy efficiency.

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The ROI of robotics

Learn how robotic lift trucks can help address labor challenges and control costs, while driving greater efficiency, productivity and reliability.

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Goya Foods optimizes distribution network

Find out how Goya Foods tackled growing demand for fast, next-day delivery from a 2,700 SKU inventory moving 60,000-90,000 cases per night with reduced product touches.

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Impenetrable materials

With increasing efforts to boost sanitation and disinfection - did you know the End Rider uses impenetrable materials on all its touch points?

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Increase slot capacity and picking efficiency

Increasing SKU counts and changing order profiles can prove too much for existing racking and slotting systems. Discover how new slotting strategies, and innovative multi-level lift truck designs can help enable higher performance and lower fulfillment costs.

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Unlock cost savings and performance

With the industry’s widest range of power sources from a variety of brands, you can get the very best solution available in today’s market to maximize your operations - unrestricting your choice and a power solution built around your unique requirements for costs, labor, maintenance, emissions, space and more.

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Yale Reliant

Operator assistance technologies

Yale Reliant™ is an industry-first technology suite automatically adjusts lift truck performance based on real-time information and site-specific rules.

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Getting the most out of warehouse labor

While warehousing is characterized by growing overall competitive intensity and a whole host of rising customer demands, labor challenges reign supreme as the most profound challenge dogging the industry. According to the MHI Annual Industry Report, more than half of companies surveyed rated hiring and retaining qualified workers as “extremely or very challenging.”

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Improving DC metrics

Lift truck operations identified several of the top DC metrics ranked as most important in the WERC Report, including average warehouse capacity used, on-time shipments and dock-to-stock cycle time. 

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