Jungheinrich Hydrostats in Action Even at World's Northernmost Brewery, North of Arctic Circle

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(PresseBox) ( Hamburg, )
Jungheinrich is represented with its own sales and service teams in 31 countries around the world. For many customers eager to enhance the efficiency of their logistical processes, this is an important reason to commission the Hamburg-based enterprise. A current example involves Macks Ølbryggeri AS, the world's northernmost brewery, located at the 70th latitude north of the arctic circle (66°).

This northern Norwegian brewery supplies the Tromsø and Finnmark region with beer plus a great variety of softdrinks. The Jungheinrich stackers deployed there ensure that goods are stored and transhipped with the ultimate efficiency. Playing a pivotal role in this operation is the new Jungheinrich DFG 425s-435s IC engine truck. These hydrostatic-drive stackers can lift loads of up to 3,500 kilogrammes and are equipped with multi pallet handlers that enable the simultaneous loading of several pallets. Jungheinrich will also be presenting this truck range at the drinktec 2009 tradeshow in Munich.

It is the stacker's hydrostatic drive characteristics in particular that facilitate high throughput for routinely intensive operations involving numerous changes in direction, as is common in the beverage industry. In practice this means fast and direct acceleration, but also smooth and sleek changes of direction.

Eirik Johansen: "The Jungheinrich hydrostats totally fulfil our expectations."

The drivers at Macks Ølbryggeri fully appreciate the advantages of the Jungheinrich hydrostats, especially at cold times of year. Since large numbers of pallets need to be moved around every winter, the Jungheinrich hydrostats are naturally often deployed in the presence of snow and ice. What the company required were stackers that were capable of going from zero to full speed, while at the same time exhibiting drive characteristics that were different from the customer's previous trucks. As Eirik Johansen, Head of Production and Logistics at Macks Ølbryggeri comments: "I was previously unfamiliar with the Jungheinrich hydrostats and therefore sceptical at first. But now I have to say: these trucks totally fulfil our expectations!"

Jungheinrich also received the order from Macks Ølbryggeri because it is represented with its own sales and service team throughout Norway. In Tromsø alone eight Jungheinrich staff members ensure the customer has a competent contact partner any time of (polar) day and (polar) night.

Access control via ISM: Stacker can only be operated by an authorized driver

Jungheinrich was moreover able to offer effective access control for its industrial trucks. This involves the so-called Information System for Stacker Management (ISM), a system which supports selective access to industrial trucks and records and analyzes information on stacker deployment. Stacker access is controlled by a type of chip onto which management members load deployment-specific parameters via computer, ensuring only trained and authorized drivers can operate the trucks.
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