Antalis has invested £7 million in improving its logistics operation at its Coalville central distribution centre, with a seven-year contract with Linde.
The investment sees Antalis undertake a phased delivery of 200 forklift trucks, including very narrow aisle (VNA), K-range combi-trucks. In addition to the new fleet, Antalis is completing a warehouse redesign and introducing a new warehouse management system as part of a wider programme to future proof the logistics operation.
David Hunter, Antalis Regional Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Southern Africa, said: “Our partnership with Linde represents a significant investment for Antalis, as we upgrade our operations to provide service excellence to our customers.
“As part of the contract, Linde provided ITSAAR accredited training to more than 100 members of staff, including refresher courses and VNA training. Investment in wide-opening fork-positioner attachments for Linde E25 electric counterbalance means that we now have improved capability for handling wide formats at the CDC, increasing efficiency and safety.”