Narrow Aisle and Sunbelt celebrate 25-year partnership
2023 sees Narrow Aisle Ltd, the independently owned British warehouse truck manufacturer, celebrate the 25thanniversary of its successful distribution partnership with Sunbelt Material Handling of the USA.
Sunbelt has played a key role in developing the market for Narrow Aisle’s pioneering range of Flexi articulated very narrow aisle (VNA) lift trucks across North, Central and South America since 1998 and sells to both end users and dealerships.
With physical locations in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Sunbelt also provide after-sales support services to the USA’s growing number of Flexi articulated VNA forklift users.
Donald Houston, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd, commented: “Maintaining healthy and long-lasting relationships with partners is essential to business success and our association with Sunbelt must be one of the most enduring and mutually rewarding transatlantic business partnerships in the global materials handling industry.
“For over a quarter of a century Sunbelt has been instrumental in opening the Americas to the Flexi brand and today the US is one of Narrow Aisle’s most significant export markets. We look forward to continuing to work with our friends at Sunbelt to grow Flexi sales in the US for the next 25 years and beyond.”
Sunbelt Material Handling’s president, Matt Maddock, said: “With American third party and fulfillment logistics operators increasingly challenged to reduce labour costs and make maximum use of the storage and order picking space areas that they have available, we see plenty of growth potential in the US market for Flexi articulated forklift trucks.”
The Flexi truck’s iconic articulated design delivers safe and highly space and throughput efficient operation within narrow aisle storage units. And, because Flexi trucks can be used to load and unload delivery vehicles and transport palletised loads directly to and from their pallet location, ‘double handling’ is eliminated and fewer types of forklift are required. As a result, materials handling costs can be reduced by up to 50%.
Manufactured to meet the globally recognised ISO/TPS quality standards using tier one components, well over 15,000 Flexis have been supplied to users in more than 70 different countries worldwide.