Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/05/2016 -- Topper Industrial, leader in the material handling equipment industry, highlighted in a recent company blog how a Minnesota manufacturer partnered with Topper to increase productivity and reduce injuries. Matt Parenteau, industrial sales engineer with Topper Industrial, explained how the electronic panel manufacturer started eliminating fork trucks inside the production and assembly areas four years ago. Parenteau said, "We were able to provide them with our unique one of a kind walk-through Mother/Daughter system. They purchased six walk-through mother carts and about a hundred (100) daughter carts of various sizes. They were able to reduce 22 fork trucks and deliver more products to the line with only three tuggers."
While the safety benefits of Fork Truck Free operations heralded the initial push for the trend, when companies experience significant savings, rapid ROI (return-on-investment) -- payback with seven months, the purchase decision is rather simple. The improved safety data was substantiated and the Minnesota company had zero injury reports since fork trucks have been eliminated. They were able to move nineteen fork truck drivers into more value added positions. The company has had the system for four years now and has only spent about $600 on spare parts (mostly due to tugger drivers fault not failure due to parts wearing out).
To read the entire blog, go to: http://bit.ly/1OxqQFE
Topper Industrial is exhibiting at MODEX 2016, the largest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries from April 4-7, 2016 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
View the one-minute MODEX 2016 video about Topper Industrial titled, "At the Intersection of Material Handling," go to http://www.modexshow.com/attendees/youroneminute.aspx
About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company's product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper's material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.
Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.