Continental/Midland produces fasteners for manufacturing applications, including automotive, household appliances, truck and truck trailers, gasoline engines, and a variety of other applications. Located in Park Forest, Illinois, near Chicago, Continental/Midland has more than 75 years of fastener experience.
Throughout its 9,290-square-metre (100,000-square-foot) warehouse, Continental/Midland utilises forklifts to move product and perform picking duties over multiple shifts scheduled six days per week. Operators were using man-down trucks, requiring them to handle products twice to pull product from the racks, fill orders and replace the unused product. This led to reduced productivity and the increased risk of handling damage. The company realised it needed a forklift that would enable them to pick and fill orders faster but was also capable of operating within their narrow aisle application.