Yale narrow aisle reach truck chalks up third award win for performance in high-intensity e-commerce warehousing
GREENVILLE, N.C. (March 30, 2022) – The Yale® narrow aisle reach truck, a lift truck designed for success in high-density warehousing applications, has been recognized with a 2021 GOOD DESIGN Award. The reach truck is also the winner of 2020 Product of the Year Awards from both Material Handling Product News and Plant Engineering, respectively.
“If pressures from the proliferation of e-commerce weren’t enough, unprecedented supply chain challenges are driving warehouses to place an even greater emphasis on getting the most of existing space, making tall, tight storage configurations especially attractive,” says Brad Long, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “The Yale narrow aisle reach truck’s ergonomic design and productivity-enhancing features are built for performance in these environments, delivering the efficiency warehouses need and deserve.”
Yale’s e-commerce warehousing advantages
The reach truck is engineered to deliver advantages over leading competitors in four key categories:
- Productivity – faster lift/lower speeds and greater energy efficiency can help warehouses to improve their productivity by as much as 7% per truck, per shift while using 20% less energy than leading competitors
- Operator comfort – ergonomic features such as a pedal-free floor design provide more freedom for operators to comfortably adjust stance, helping reduce fatigue and maximize performance all shift long
- Serviceability – easy access and reduced tool requirements help simplify service and dependence on scarce technicians, saving up to $2,500 per truck, per year in scheduled maintenance costs compared to leading competitors
- Visibility – the truck’s standard wide mast opening offers up to 33% greater visibility than leading competitors, while other features help to increase visibility and decrease product and equipment damage
The NR/NDR-DC/EC reach truck series offers 3,000-to-4,500-pound load capacities and single or double reach capabilities. The truck is currently available for order and customers may take advantage of competitive lead times.
About the award
For more than seven decades since its inception, The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.
GOOD DESIGN® is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide.