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March 2020

GARNALEX has invested in three Combilift multidirectional forklift trucks for its aluminium extrusion factory in Nether Heage, Derbyshire. 

The three Combilifts support the integration of the factory with synchronisation enabled by GarnerSys, the bespoke management and tracking system Developed by Garnalex’s in-house software team.

The manufactuer ordered two C4000 C-Series models, with four-ton lift capacities, and one Combi-CB model, with 2,500Kg capacity. The C4000s are fitted with a 5.5m triplex mast enabling them to pass under low doorways, and lift goods to high storage bays. 

The factory is now fully operational and extruding for trade extrusion customers. Its next milestone is producing components for the launch of the Sheerline window and door systems.

CEO Roger Hartshorn said of the purchases: “I’ve been using Combilifts for over 20 years, and they’re instrumental in the smooth running of a factory. Our factory is 100,000 sq ft, so ensuring it’s designed to supply a full end-to-end service at all points of the process requires a co-ordinated approach. It’s important for us to know exactly where our products are at all times, and with our new Combilifts and GarnerSys to integrate them into the operation of the factory we do!” 

Combilift CEO and co-founder Martin McVicar added: “Roger was one of the first customers in the UK to recognise the qualities and benefits of our Combilift handling solutions when we launched our initial C-Series. We are very pleased that he has once again chosen products from our now much extended range. We wish him all the best for this new venture, which, knowing Roger, will no doubt be a great success.”

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