According to an Independent Review into Labour Shortages in the food supply chain, the agriculture and manufacturing sectors are grappling with a shortage of skilled workers. Midland Pallet Trucks, leading provider of material handling equipment, emphasises how pallet trucks can play a significant role in mitigating these labour shortages, providing a practical and efficient way to optimise operations.
As highlighted in the report, Brexit, new regulations, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine have presented numerous challenges to the food industry, including disruptions in the workforce. Labour shortages have become a pressing concern, as the industry struggles to recruit and retain workers. Recognising this issue, Midland Pallet Trucks continues to support the industry with the supply of pallet trucks, helping to alleviate the burden on human resources while maintaining high levels of productivity.
Their range of high-quality pallet trucks include high-lift pallet trucks, electric pallet trucks, and weighing-scale pallet trucks. The latter allows loads to be weighed and moved around simultaneously, improving productivity and reducing labour requirements. All of their pallet trucks have been designed with simplicity in mind. Due to the labour shortages, businesses often face challenges in training new employees efficiently. However, Midland Pallet Trucks’ material handling equipment is simple to use, and requires minimal training. Therefore, businesses are able to onboard workers quickly and easily, ensuring minimal disruptions.
“As the food industry navigates through labour shortages, we understand the urgency for practical solutions that can help businesses maintain their operations effectively,” said Phil Chesworth, Managing Director of Midland Pallet Trucks. “Our pallet trucks offer a reliable and efficient way to optimise productivity while reducing the strain on available human resources. By investing in the right material handling equipment, businesses can overcome labour shortages and continue to meet the demands of the food supply chain.”
To find out more about the wide range of lift equipment available from Midland Pallet Trucks, visit https://www.midlandpallettrucks.com/