the Teletruk against a side wall in an area of the yard where no cars are left. The space would previously have been too narrow for a counterbalanced machine (which has to pick from both sides of the trailer) to operate in. And furthermore, because, on average, the Teletruk loads or unloads each delivery in around 30 minutes, Emtec is able to complete more trailer turnarounds at the start and end of each day. The ability to process more incoming and outgoing loads outside of office hours coupled with the more efficient use of Emtec’s outside space means that the disruption caused by the need for staff to move their cars each time a trailer arrives at or leaves the site, has been eliminated. The gas-powered Teletruk works both

The introduction of JCB Teletruk technology has allowed Emtec, a leading manufacturer of louvres and acoustic products, to improve operational efficiency by freeing up valuable outside space at its High Wycombe-based production and distribution facility


he outdoor area at Emtec’s High Wycombe site is constricted so the

loading yard doubles up as the staff car park. This means that prior to the Teletruk’s arrival, the company was often forced to ask personnel to remove their car from the car park if a trailer- load of goods arrived at the site during office hours. Tim Wright, Emtec products’

operations manager, comments: “We attempted to schedule deliveries before 08.00 and after 17.30 – before the majority of staff arrive for the day and after they have gone home in the evening – when the yard/car park is empty, but, of course, this is not always possible.” Wright continues: “Quite simply, with an average trailer measuring some 2.5 metres wide, unloading or loading with a standard two tonne counterbalanced forklift truck required all of our available yard space to allow the lift truck to manoeuvre safely around the vehicle to load or retrieve pallets, so we frequently had little option but to ask staff to move their vehicles. This, as you can imagine, caused considerable irritation as well as


no little disruption to the working day.” Switching from a counterbalanced

forklift to Teletruk technology has provided the solution to Emtec’s problem.

Trailers arriving at Emtec’s High Wycombe site park up to be processed by the Teletruk against a side wall in an area of the yard where no cars are left

inside and outside at Emtec. Incoming goods – which include acoustic products, steel, doors and cladding materials – are delivered directly from the trailer to the warehouse where, in most cases, they are block stacked. Orders for outgoing trailer loads are picked and delivered to waiting vehicles for distribution to Emtec customers throughout the UK. And, Emtec’s lift truck operators had

little difficulty adjusting to the Teletruk’s design and quickly mastered the skills required after undertaking a one-day conversion course. “If you can drive a counterbalanced truck, you can drive a Teletruk,” say Wright. Paul Murray, JCB’s Teletruk general

On average the Teletruk loads or unloads each

delivery in 30 minutes, Emtec is able to complete more

trailer turnarounds at the start and end of each day"

Thanks to its unique telescopic reach, the Teletruk can access curtainsided trailers from just one side and, with a Teletruk, a curtainsider requires a width of just six metres within which to be loaded or unloaded. Now, trailers arriving at Emtec’s High Wycombe site park up to be processed by


manager, says: “The Teletruk’s functionality means the area required to load and unload goods at Emtec’s site has been greatly reduced. By introducing a single JCB Teletruk, Emtec has optimised the exterior floorspace available at its site and, as a result, deliveries do not disturb staff from their daily routines.” He continues: “A great deal of thought and planning goes into the internal design and layout of a warehouse or storage facility, but the efficient use of outside space is frequently overlooked. “But this is changing as more and more

warehouse operators and third party logistics and fulfilment specialists switch on to the importance of optimising every square metre of a site’s external capacity,” he adds.

JCB T: 0800 083 8015


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66