Greenbrier Maxion, built as a joint venture of the Brazilian company Iochpe-Maxion and American companies Amsted Rail and Greenbrier, is the largest railroad operation in South America. The company is a world leader in producing railcars and wheel trucks as well as providing services for the rail industry. Located in Hortolândia-SP, the company’s facilities total 951,4 square meters and employs more than 1,300 employees.
Greenbrier Maxion’s forklift fleet handles very heavy and non-standard loads ranging from 12 meter iron plates to rail castings daily, which means the forklifts are working at near capacity on an ongoing basis. Resulting, with previous forklifts, in excessive downtime, availability issues and increased ownership cost. The company wanted not only a reliable and durable forklift, but also a service provider that could ensure the fleet would achieve its goal of near 100 percent uptime.