CESAB Makes a Difference for Walkers

Walkers Transport has taken 12 Cesab M318, B420 and M325 forklifts to help it improve load handling times, accuracy and safety.

Specialising in the express distribution of palletised goods, Walkers Transport in Leeds is part of distribution network Palletways, with a 60,000 square feet purpose built distribution centre handling up to 15,500 pallets each week.

Walkers Transport operations manager Chris Burley: “When Cesab dealership Spartan Forklift Trucks arranged the trial, the machines performed well above our average requirement of 60 hours a week. Cesab also received the most overwhelmingly positive feedback from our 30 forklift operators, making our decision easy.”

The Cesab M300 and B400 counterbalanced ranges feature as standard Cesab’s Intelligent Mast Design, with high levels of visibility through the mast. This means that operators do not need to adjust their position as often or move their head as frequently when positioning the forks.

Chris Burley: “Intelligent Mast Design on the Cesab trucks has meant better health and safety on site, especially when we are loading onto double deck trailers. When the forks are working at maximum height to load the top deck, the mast design helps to make the loading process more sturdy and gives the driver better visibility. It’s essential we are proficient and safe at this type of loading and the CESAB trucks help to achieve this.”

The M318s have been fitted with optional transmission protectors to help reduce tyre and transmission wear, which in turn minimises operational costs.

Chris Burley: “We are impressed by the difference Cesab forklifts have made. Our drivers’ working lives have been made easier and we’ve seen clear efficiency and safety benefits across the board. The service from Spartan is fantastic and on the rare occasion there is an issue they are extremely fast to respond. Overall productivity on site is better than ever.”