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Small tugs help maximise space in warehouses

Supplier: Alitrak Australia
25 October, 2013

Even with all the new technology that has been developed for warehouse managers to help them maximise space in their facilities, overcrowding is still a serious problem, and can affect distribution companies' bottom lines and the supply chain as a whole.

An unkempt warehouse can limit how much inventory can be stocked at any one time. As more distributors adopt lean operations, it has become even more important to keep all areas of the warehouse clear of clutter and unused items.

Some experts say that unused goods or equipment that has been forgotten about can take up as much as 30 per cent of a warehouse's storage space. Effective use of this space could increase the amount of goods that can be stored and moved by one-third.

Minimising bulk and maximising space begins with reassessing large moving equipment and other machinery. Often, facility managers will hold on to bulky moving equipment for when they occasionally have to transfer large items, such as trailers and oversized pallets.

However, there is a better option when it comes to moving these large goods and still keeping floorspace open.

Spacepac NL-SM1000 Battery Electric Tug is relatively small compared to other electric hauling vehicles. At 440 milimetres wide, 600 milimetres long and a height that maxes out at 1150 milimetres, it can subtly sit in any office or corner.

But don't let its size fool you. The Spacepac NL-SM1000 Battery Electric Tug can pull or push up to 1,000 kilograms with a battery life that, when used alongside a replacement, can allow for 24-hour use. This makes it ideal for any operation that requires around-the-clock service, such as airports and manufacturing plants.

When it comes to hauling big items, don't waste space with heavy duty machinery when the sleek Spacepac NL-SM1000 Battery Electric Tug has everything you need.