Forklift sales continue to be strong. The rise in online shopping has meant that thousands of businesses are now in need of warehouse facilities in order to store inventory for delivery to customers around the world. For most large warehouses, forklifts are an integral part of order fulfillment, as these are the machines that retrieve items for shipment. Tighter spaces, more inventory and a variety of other factors have lead to the rise of specialized forklifts to handle unique order picking jobs. Sales of such machines as walkies, stackers and sideloaders are continuing to rise.
Sideloadersales are seeing a particular increase. These machines lift and pull inventory from the side, making them ideal for handling long, narrow objects and working in tight spaces. Parts are readily available for most makes and models, and many parts suppliers now offer service technicians who will make on-site calls in order to minimize downtime in the warehouse. Some forklifts actually come with service agreements attached to them.
Having a regular dealer to help with forklift sales and service is important for every warehouse. A glitch in the operation of even one forklift can bring work to a halt for several hours or more, resulting in lost productivity. When a regular dealer is available, any downtime experienced by mechanical breakdowns can be minimized. Brauer Material Handling Systems, Inc. is a representative of The Raymond Corporation selling forklifts and providing service on Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. The company handles sales, service and parts for all Raymond forklifts in this region.