As the UK Government announces that everyone should work from home where possible, increased pressure is expected to be put on the logistics and warehousing industry in the peak time running up to Christmas, says Midland Pallet Trucks.
Since the rise of remote working, online shopping figures have increased significantly—completely changing the landscape of the logistics industry—resulting in a need for more warehouse space, delivery drivers, and automation to manage consumer demand. In an industry that’s already felt the pressure over the past year, another potential increase in orders is set to cause further damage during one of the busiest periods of the year.
Midland Pallet Trucks provide high-quality manual handling equipment including pallet trucks, manual stacker trucks and lift tables, to warehouses across the UK to improve the safety and efficiency of their spaces. In the coming months, the company expects the need for their products to increase, especially in preparation for the popular January sales period.
With the use of equipment from Midland Pallet Trucks, companies can enjoy excellent value on top-quality manual handling equipment to help them transport stock for delivery faster, and to help better manage stock levels and warehouse management. Despite the benefits that their equipment provides, the company warns this may not be enough for warehouses to continue running smoothly if they’re not prepared for further increases in demand.
Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks says “We saw at the start of the pandemic a colossal increase in online orders, mainly from people being in lockdown, or working from home, which meant more time to shop online. This caused big issues for the industry as the infrastructure just wasn’t there to deal with the demand.
Now that people are going back to work from home again, plus all the Christmas and January sales, online orders are going to skyrocket—just when we thought it couldn’t get any higher. Our equipment will help warehouses manage themselves, but businesses should brace themselves for some pretty busy weeks ahead.”
To find out more about the wide range of lift equipment available from Midland Pallet Trucks, visit https://www.midlandpallettrucks.com/