Henningsen Cold Storage is one of the largest public refrigerated warehousing companies in the U.S. Its refrigerated logistics consists of a national warehouse network totaling more than 1.4 million cubic metres (53 million cubic feet) of multi-temperature controlled storage (-20 to +60°F). The company is based in the Pacific Northwest with 11 facilities located throughout the United States.
In the past, the company had trouble finding pallet jacks that were robust enough to hold up in a refrigerated application. Henningsen’s operators use the rider pallet forklifts for low-level order picking, as well as loading and unloading trailers on the dock. Competitor lift trucks could not stand up to the tough, demanding environment – the undercarriage would crack under the repeated stress and strain. Operator fatigue was also apparent over the course of a shift due to the constant manoeuvring of the lift truck in tight spaces.