FLEXI - Narrow Aisle Limited
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FLEXI - Narrow Aisle Limited

Great Western Way, Great Bridge | Tipton DY4 7AH | Great Britain | http://www.flexitruck.com


History / Company Information

Since 1976 Flexi Narrow Aisle is one of the world’s pioneers of very narrow aisle (VNA) warehouse truck design and development. Today our Flexi Digital range is distributed worldwide through a fully supported distributor network from the company’s manufacturing plants through hubs in the UK (Europe), USA (Americas), Taiwan (East Asia) and in over 65 countries worldwide.

Since Narrow Aisle pioneered the Flexi articulated warehouse truck concept in 1990, it has gone on to become the most popular type of truck on the market. The front-wheel-drive articulated concept we developed has become the global standard, our product has provided many benefits for warehouse customers.

Over 10,000 Flexi units have been built and shipped throughout the world, with many intralogistics customers in North America, Asia and Europe recognising the space-saving benefits. The exceptional cost savings that can be achieved are now recognised globally.

Over recent years, the Flexi Truck range has been developed significantly and can now lift loads weighing over 2.5 tonnes and lift to heights of over 14 metres with six distinctive model types available.

Although Flexi Narrow Aisle’s customers are involved in the storage and handling of many different products – from FMCG, foodstuffs and beverages to automotive – they all share at least one common aim: the need to maximize efficiency within their warehousing operation by increasing throughput and making the most of all the space that is available.

The Flexi VNA solution provides a space-efficient storage solution by eliminating dead aisle space required by traditional counterbalance forklifts, masts, reach trucks or guided Man Up VNA trucks. Depending on the building, the Flexi trucks can increase usable storage space between 25% and 50%, and by eliminating double handling make material handling operations significantly more efficient, reducing the cost per pallet stored and truck numbers and operators. Flexi trucks can work in aisles just 1.6M (ISO 1m) or 2.0M (EURO 1.2m) deep and transfer aisles of less than 3 metres, enabling warehouse layouts to be substantially improved.

The Flexi articulated truck is equally at home working outside the warehouse pallet racks in loading dock areas. It is able to operate a complete ‘road to rack’ function, eliminating time-consuming double pallet handling, and the cost of a separate counterbalance truck outside or into the back of a semi-trailer, enabling Flexi Digital to cut overall handling costs by up to 50%.

Used

Flexi Narrow Aisle offer fully refurbished Flexi warehouse trucks direct from our manufacturing plant in the Great Bridge, West Midlands.

New machines

New machines

The Digital Range of articulated fork trucks has been developed specifically to improve storage and handling
These articulated warehouse trucks improve customer order assembly efficiency in manufacturing and logistics.

As the market leader, we have developed these models in the range covering a wide range of logistics and warehouse operations.

Next-Generation Digital power brushless technology
High-speed stable travel with balanced digital traction technology
Up to 230° of Articulation Safe independent digital power steering, no kickback
Easy to drive, smooth control at all times
Stacking aisles down to 1.6 metres
Lift heights up to 14 metres
Load capacity 1.3, 1.7, 2.0 & 2.5 tonnes
24/7 truck availability, no spare batteries needed

Rent

Rent

Flexi Narrow Aisle has over 300 trucks in its UK short term rental (STR) fleet
The UK-based manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated reach trucks has over 300 Flexi trucks available at short notice to support peak periods and implementation projects.

Due to consistent investment, the average age of the trucks in Flexi’s short-term hire fleet is low, providing modern, safe and productive rental equipment at short notice to support seasonal peaks and increased business levels being seen across the logistics sector.

Our short term Flexi trucks can be hired for any period between one week to 12 months and beyond, they include full maintenance and service support in the weekly rental cost. Longer-term contracts are available at a lower weekly cost per unit depending on the rental period.

There is a growing trend towards the use of Flexi truck technology across many industry sectors and short-term rental is increasingly seen as an attractive way of quickly acquiring additional warehouse capacity by more and more companies.

Short term rental appeals to companies for various reasons but operational and budgetary flexibility are perhaps the biggest drivers. Companies can add short term rental trucks to their fleet to cover busy periods while finance directors can find short term contracts useful as the trucks commitment does not always need to appear in the user company’s balance sheet.

The full range of Flexi Digital articulated reach trucks – including the ultra-compact Flexi 15 and high lift Flexi Max 25 versions are now also available on short term contracts. All standard Flexi products are offered for next day dispatch and installation anywhere in the UK and Europe and are supplied and maintained through the company's national service and support network.

Service

Service

The unique Flexi chassis design means all components are both fully protected and easy to access. Only three covers are removed to access all serviceable components. Every Flexi Digital is supplied with easy to read truck diagnostics display and safety information including battery discharge indicator (BDI).

These systems monitor all key components to ensure ‘downtime’ is minimised. The Flexi digital technology controls the truck systems and records data allowing your operator to easily see any diagnostic information. For ease of service, there are no components under the traction battery, which means no possibility of acid damage to key components, and the battery need not be removed for regular maintenance.

The changing of lead-acid batteries for multi-shift usage is easy and safe with the ‘cassette’ style steel tank with fork pockets for removal and change over.

For service contact service@narrowaisle.co.uk or call 0121 5215 106

Flexi Training

Flexi Training

Flexi Training offers professional articulated driver training courses to HSE approved standards to give your forklift operators the confidence and skills to drive safely and efficiently; increasing both productivity and profitability.

Courses combine theoretical and practical skills and incorporate the operator’s safety code operating practices, daily inspection procedures and elementary driving practice.

Our nationwide team of Flexi articulated forklift truck trainers can offer courses conducted on your own premises to ensure that all site conditions and operational procedures are taken into account during the programme. Alternatively, courses can be conducted at our national training facility.

Each course finishes with an assessment which includes both a written and practical test.

On completing a course successfully, the operator will be fully certified able to drive any make of articulated truck in your fleet.

To discuss your training needs, please contact us on 0121 557 3674 or email us at enquiries@flexi-training.com

Sales Areas

National sales:

new and refurbished flexi and narrow aisle and Flexi products in the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland


International sales in:


Europe - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Middle East and Northern Africa - Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates

Asia - Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Australia - Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory

Latin America - Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Uruguay, Paraguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Republica Dominicana, Cuba.

Africa - Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Latest news Flexi

Post-Brexit port delays boost demand for UK-made forklift parts
03/16/2021
Post-Brexit port delays boost demand for UK-made forklift parts

Since new rules on exports, imports and tariffs were implemented at the start of this year, the UK’s forklift industry has looked to buy locally in Britain when it comes to acquiring the components and parts that they need to service and maintain the lift truck fleets that are in operation at the nation’s vital warehouses and distribution centres.

Stephen Astbury joins Narrow Aisle
03/12/2021
Stephen Astbury joins Narrow Aisle

Narrow Aisle Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development

Narrow Aisle announce significant US investment
03/12/2021
Narrow Aisle announce significant US investment

Narrow Aisle Ltd – the UK-based manufacturer of space-saving intralogistics solutions – has announced a significant investment in the USA and Canada as it seeks to further develop the global distribution of its Flexi range of articulated warehouse trucks.

Narrow Aisle’s new ride-on order picker is a safe choice for Ecommerce fulfillment centres
03/12/2021
Narrow Aisle’s new ride-on order picker is a safe choice for Ecommerce fulfillment centres

The latest addition to the extensive Flexi range of space-saving intralogistics solutions offered by Narrow Aisle Ltd is the Flexi Easi-Pick – a compact ride-on vertical order picker designed specifically for use within e-commerce facilities.

Post-Brexit port delays boost demand for UK-made forklift parts
Post-Brexit port delays boost demand for UK-made forklift parts

Since new rules on exports, imports and tariffs were implemented at the start of this year, the UK’s forklift industry has looked to buy locally in Britain when it comes to acquiring the components and parts that they need to service and maintain the lift truck fleets that are in operation at the nation’s vital warehouses and distribution centres.

That is the view of John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions.

Narrow Aisle has been supplying space-saving Flexi lift trucks built at its Black Country factory to a broad range of end-users for almost four decades and since Brexit the company estimates that enquiries for its range of British-made trucks, parts and other accessories have grown by over a third.

John Maguire comments: “There is no doubt that the well-publicised customs delays at ports are resulting in longer delivery times for many vital forklifts and spare parts that are imported from the EU to the UK.

“The fact that forklift dealers may now have to contend with additional documentation, import duties and VAT at the point of entry on all incoming goods manufactured in the EU is also making UK-made parts increasingly attractive.”

And, according to John Maguire, it isn’t just UK-built lift truck part sales that are benefiting from the supply chain delays and costs associated with importing from the EU: demand for Narrow Aisle’s Flexi trucks is growing too with sales enquiries for both new and short-term rental trucks more than 30 per cent up in the first two months of 2021 when compared to the same period a year earlier.

“Like spare parts, trucks imported from the EU – even machines destined for rental fleets – are facing delays and can be subject to tariffs or tax, which a lot of truck dealers are unprepared for,” says John Maguire.

All the original parts and accessories needed to ensure that Flexi lift trucks operate at optimum efficiency can be acquired by accessing Narrow Aisle’s dedicated online spare parts store - www.flexitruckparts.com. Orders received by 4 pm are picked, packed and despatched to the UK to maximise truck uptime, while, a click and collect option means orders can be picked-up directly from Narrow Aisle’s Tipton spare parts hub within two hours of being confirmed.

All Flexi spare parts are covered by Narrow Aisle’s no quibble warranty and any items which – for any reason – are unused can be returned and a refund issued to the customer’s account.

John Maguire says: “www.flexitruckparts.com’s  clear design, product images and descriptions will help customers identify the parts and spares they need with ease, so anyone looking for top quality OEM Flexi parts is sure to find exactly what they need for immediate dispatch and fast guaranteed delivery same day or overnight.”

John Maguire adds: “No doubt, as time passes, the current problems around the importation of trucks and truck parts from the EU will ease, but in the short term at least, Britain’s lift truck dealers who need cost-efficient spare parts in a hurry are turning to UK suppliers.”

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Carl Beutlhauser Hebe- & Fördertechnik GmbH 01109 Dresden Germany
Wagner GmbH Stapler-System-Technik 45721 Haltern am See Germany
KUHN STAPLER SERVICE e.K. 68782 Brühl Germany
Narrow Aisle Ltd DY4 7AU Tipton Great Britain
Schweighardt HidroTarg Mérnöki Tanácsadó Ker. és Szolg. Kft. H-8060 Mór Hungary
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