”Before we got the PALOMAT, we had a lot of manual work with the pallets. The staff were carrying them around and threw them all over the storage yard. Our storeman spent a lot of time, cleaning up after the others. And even the whole storage yard was filled with pallets, it was also accepted to throw everything else in the storage yard. When we were returning pallets back to the suppliers, the drivers often complained that the pallets stood lopsided, and there were not the right number of pallets in each pile”, Johan Drejer deputy manager at Kvickly tells and continues; ”Many workers also indicated that it was not nice to carry arround the heavy, dirty pallets”.
”We got to know about the PALOMAT from other COOP stores and over the last couple of years the Health and Safety Committee have been discussing whether to invest. In the end, we decided to lease the PALOMAT”, Henrik Christensen, store manager adds.
At Kvickly they handle about 100 europallets every week. The PALOMAT is now a standard part of the flow in the storage yard where the workers with the help of a hand pallet truck takes or delivers an empty pallet in the PALOMAT at floor level. There is no doubt about where the empty pallets should be, and every pallet is handled only once.
”We are very satisfied with our PALOMAT. It has given more order in the storage yard, we are sparing our staff from heavy pallet lifting, and we are avoiding complaints from the drivers about lopsided pile of pallets with the wrong number of pallets”, Johan Drejer ends.
Elimination of heavy manual pallet lifting
Better working environment
More order in the storage yard
Quicker handling of empty pallets
Straight pile of pallets with equal number of pallets
Facts: Kvickly is a part of COOP Danmark A/S - the largest retailer in Denmark. COOP Danmark A/S has with its 12000 stores and 35.000 workers, a yearly turnover of 50 billion DKK.
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