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Millers Oils motors ahead

Millers Oils motors ahead

Cesab is helping a leading independent blender of advanced engine oils, lubricants and fuel additives meet the demands of a global customer base.

Brighouse headquartered Millers Oils sells 11 million litres of product to the global industrial and commercial automotive markets each year, with its motorsport oil used by World Rally Championship driver Martin Prokop among others.

High service levels from Cesab dealership Spartan Forklifts and the reliability and high-quality of Cesab equipment, are among the reasons why Millers Oils chose Cesab.

Lisa Shepherdson, Supply Chain Manager, Millers Oils, said: “When we reviewed material handling, reliability was the key factor. We manage 2,500 products or pack lines through our site every year to meet the demands of customers across the world. We have 17 lorries that need loading and unloading every day, a warehouse facility with thousands of pallets to be picked and transported and a production area where packed and unpacked materials must be handled efficiently and accurately. Material handling equipment has to work as effectively as possible to support our entire operation.”

Three Cesab M318 forklifts, three Cesab R214 reach trucks, three Cesab P320 powered pallet trucks, one Cesab B215 electric forklift and a Cesab B418 are now in use at Brighouse.

The Cesab M318 four wheel and Cesab B215 three-wheel counterbalanced forklifts are used to move raw materials and filled packaging in the production area. Both trucks have been modified to reduce their mast height to allow easy access through the low height doors.

The Cesab R214 reach trucks and Cesab P320 powered pallet trucks are fully utilised in the warehouse taking pallets from the racking for picking. The Cesab R214 enables drivers to work quickly and easily, which leads to higher productivity in the workplace. Drivers are helped to undertake their tasks productively and safely by the excellent all-around visibility of the Cesab R214 truck, 360° steering and programmable controls.

Lisa Shepherdson said: “The service from Spartan is exemplary. Cesab engineers are available whenever we need them, although the build quality of the Cesab trucks and their reliability means that breakdowns are a rare occurrence. This ensures that we can operate productively and continue to meet the demands of our customer base around the world.”

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