Diageo Forklift Team
Flogas team point the way for DIAGEO's Global Supply Warehouse with an LPG solution
The Diageo Forklift Problem
Prior to the Flogas team getting involved the forklift team at the Diageo Global Supply warehouse was running on electricity. Analysis showed that the battery recharging charging process was taking 8 hours, battery changeovers were labour and time-intensive, with reduced performance just before recharging and at the end of life - an unsatisfactory scenario in a warehouse with such a high volume of traffic.
The Flogas Solution
Following detailed analysis and evaluation, Flogas recommended a switch from electric to LPG powered forklifts. Similar to electricity, it offers a clean, virtually odourless and soot-free solution- all critical factors in an indoor warehouse with consumable products- but it also comes with a whole host of other benefits including a lower cost of ongoing service and maintenance compared to the electric trucks.
Diageo opted for forklifts with permanently mounted LPG tanks and a Flogas Forklift Refuelling Unit. The storage of a LPG on site in bulk allows for instant refills which means no downtime. Essentially the LPG system ticks all the right boxes.
- No downtime
- Extended engine life
- Low maintenance
- No manual handling
- High level engine performance
- Low CO2 emissions
- Low running costs
Successful implementation has resulted in increased performance levels, low maintenance, cost savings and another happy client. Following the switch to LPG at their Nangor Road warehouse in Dublin Diageo have now made the switch from electric to Flogas LPG Forklift trucks at their Belfast facility.