DHL is an industry-leading global freight and logistics company whose services include warehousing and distributing goods for its clients. DHL relies heavily on their material handling equipment to provide efficient and timely delivery of its client's products.
DHL sought to improve the productivity of its Horsley Park, New South Wales, distribution facility by increasing the operating time of its forklift fleet before needing to refuel, ideally enabling units to operate over two shifts. This capability and time savings from eliminating the changing of gas bottles used with its previous LPG forklift fleet would lead to greater operational efficiency. The core objectives for the initiative included reducing downtime, improving space utilisation, increasing ease of operator use, and maintaining forklift performance and safety.