Rapid lead times give Flexi a commercial advantage

Rapid lead times give Flexi a commercial advantage

Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that despite surging demand for its range of Flexi articulated reach truck based intralogistics solutions, recent investment at its UK production facility means that delivery lead times for new Flexi trucks have been maintained at normal levels.

John Maguire, Narrow Aisle Ltd’s managing director commented: “There is no doubt that Brexit fears are prompting many businesses to hold more stock in their supply chain, which, in turn, is leading to something of a boom period for third party warehousing and food companies.”

“As a result, sales of Flexi VNA reach trucks are at an all time high. Yet, in the majority of cases, we have been able to build and deliver new trucks in under 8 weeks from the date that an order is placed.”

“We benchmark our production performance against similar sized operations in our sector and we believe that our lead times compare very favourably.”

Narrow Aisle commenced a significant upgrade of its UK manufacturing facility at the start of 2019 designed to optimise in-bound logistics efficiency, quality management and lift mast assembly processes.

John Maguire says: “Our ability to respond to the demand for new fully configured Flexi trucks quickly gives us a commercial advantage and we have won significant orders in the past months not only as a result of the quality and drivability of our Flexi products, but because, thanks to our improved production efficiency, we are able to satisfy customers’ urgent need for new trucks.”