Camden Group – the UK and Ireland’s leading manufacturer of uPVC window frames and doors – has taken delivery of a fleet of eight new JCB Teletruk forklift trucks.
The trucks will operate across Camden’s three sites in Ireland at Antrim, Limerick and Dublin and will undertake a variety of duties – from transporting waste glass around Camden’s recycling plant to loading trailers with finished products that leave Camden’s production facility.
The introduction of Teletruk technology has allowed Camden to improve site safety and make better use of the outside yard space available at its production site.
Paul Murray, JCB’s Teletruk General Manager, says: “Loading cages and A-frames containing windows and doors on to a typical trailer with counterbalanced forklift trucks had meant that Camden required considerable outside space to allow the lift trucks to manoeuvre safely around both sides of the vehicle.
“However, thanks to the Teletruk’s unique telescopic reach, Camden is now able to access curtainsided trailers from only one side – which means less outdoor space is required and, because lift trucks no longer need to travel around the blind side of the lorry, on site safety is enhanced.”
Seamus Lavery, Camden’s job title to come, said: “This investment highlights Camden Group’s strategy as the business continues to invest in its logistic portfolio. We have a significant customer base to deliver to weekly and a five-day-turnaround promise, so fleet reliability is hugely important to us. Our customers put their confidence in us to deliver on time week in, week out.