It is one of the most frequently heard words in recent weeks: systemic relevance. Professions, sectors and activities were categorized according to whether they are of indispensable importance for the supply of the population. The past three months have shown that logistics in all its facets is systemically relevant – as a fundamental motor of supply. In order to make it even more efficient and crisis-proof for the future, reliable service, short-term solutions such as rental vehicle offers and automation solutions are required.
In order to honour the work of all those who, especially in the last few weeks, have ensured every day that food, medicines, protective equipment and much more reached where they were needed reliably and quickly, STILL supports the campaign “No day without logistics”. The initiative of the WIRTSCHAFTSMACHER clearly and emotionally demonstrates the variety of logistical applications and the great commitment of the employees – in times of crisis and beyond.
Numerous industrial trucks from STILL are also used in a wide variety of areas all over the world to support customers in their system-relevant activities – from the production of disinfectants to the transport of large food donations. For example, STILL LiftRunner route trains in the Mainz University Clinic ensure that around 4,500 meals are distributed on time every day for in-patients. At the Brazilian airport Viracopos, STILL trucks ensured the fast and efficient loading of half a million COVID 19 tests. In Hungary, STILL trucks for hire, provided free of charge, support the national rescue service. And about 100 STILL industrial trucks are in use to supply 500 organic supermarkets of the Italian company EcorNaturaSì.
In their work STILL customers rely on the high efficiency and performance of STILL trucks and their low maintenance requirements. And rightly so: even during the Corona period STILL has maintained its service and carried out service assignments and maintenance with all the necessary protective measures according to the customer’s specifications – and thus made an important contribution to ensuring smooth logistics. The STILL customer service is always on duty for the customers to prevent downtimes. The digital fleet management application STILL neXXt fleet, with which customers can keep an eye on their fleets at any time and from any place, use vehicles optimally and plan service measures, also contributes to this.
Now that the great importance of efficient logistics has been demonstrated once again in recent weeks, the topic of future-proof logistics is high on the agenda for many companies. “We are currently receiving a great many enquiries from customers who want to make their logistics even more crisis-proof, efficient and employee-friendly,” explains Thomas A. Fischer, Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Service (CSO) of STILL GmbH. “The focus here is particularly on automation concepts”. Because for the optimisation of intralogistical processes the subject of automation represents a highly productive solution with great economic efficiency. In addition, physical stress for employees can be reduced and inefficient processes minimised, as with the autonomously driven order picker OPX iGo neo, which increases handling performance in the central warehouse and at the same time reduces the workload of the employees.
STILL is one of the pioneers of automated intralogistics. On the basis of comprehensive advice, tailor-made automation solutions have been implemented for customers for years. Good advice is decisive for analysing the automation potential of the customer’s existing warehouse and production logistics together with the customer, defining a sensible level of automation and developing a technical basis for an automation concept.
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