With the news that the pallet truck market is set to grow over the next decade, Midland Pallet Trucks, the UK’s premium supplier of these vital pieces of equipment, has emphasised why pallet trucks are no longer a luxury in the commercial world.
The company, which has supplied businesses of all sizes with a whole host of materials handling equipment for more than 30 years, has seen the industry grow exponentially over the last decade – and according to the managing director – there’s one huge reason for this.
“The internet has changed the shopping experience wholeheartedly,” said Phil Chesworth, Managing Director at Midland Pallet Trucks. “The number of online shoppers has increased to a point where, nowadays, 95% of British people buy goods online. Whereas ten years ago, this number was less than half that.”
The rise in online shopping has increased demand for an almost instant consumer experience. Now shoppers can select what they want, and have it in their hands within a matter of hours. And pallet trucks play a large part of the whole process.
Used in warehouses daily, they are imperative for maneuvering goods from where they’re stored to lorries and other forms of transport. Cutting down on the number of workers needed to carry out these tasks, and ensuring their safety by reducing the need for heavy lifting, pallet trucks have been hailed as a saviour to businesses and their employees alike since the growth of online shopping.
Phil, added, “No longer a luxury, businesses can’t not afford to invest in pallet trucks. When competitors keep adding to their fleet of equipment, to rebuff them is a bad idea.”
To find out more about Midland Pallet Trucks and their extensive range of strong and dependable pallet trucks and other valuable equipment, visit the website: http://www.midlandpallettrucks.com