AUSTRALIA'S fastest growing cookware company, Meyer Cookware Australia Pty Ltd, has selected a Raymond Swing Reach to handle the work in its increasingly busy Victorian warehouse.
Raymond's Australian distributor Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has had a long association with Meyer Cookware, supplying and servicing the company's material handling equipment needs.
Meyer Cookware took delivery of their Raymond Swing Reach in early May and Meyer Cookware's Logistics Manager David Mair said it had become the unit of choice for his warehouse staff.
He says the 'man-up' operation of the Raymond enhances safety, gives the operator better vision of objects at the back of the pallet and reduces neck strain.
The Raymond's 'man-up' feature allows the operator to ride at the same level as the cage on the end of the boom, unlike Meyer Cookware's existing turret truck which is a 'man-down' system where the operator remains at ground level.
Mair says it makes life easier as workers can stocktake more efficiently, and it complements other products from Toyota Material Handling.
Apart from the new Raymond Swing Reach, Meyer Cookware also has units from Toyota Material Handling's two other brands- Toyota and BT.
They have an existing BT Swing Reach and two Toyota counter-balance forklifts, something Toyota Material Handling's Victorian Area Sales Manager, Andrew Hopkins, believes has strengthened their relationship.
He says Meyer Cookware sees the benefit of having products across Toyota Materials Handling's three products lines in Toyota, BT and Raymond. As their sole service provider, Toyota Material Handling maintains all of Meyer Cookware's material handling solutions.
A key feature of the Raymond Swing Reach is its ability to self-guide between narrow storage racks, making it safer to operate.
Meyer Cookware Australia has affiliates in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, and South-East Asia. Recent growth has seen Meyer Cookware become the world leader in the manufacture of hard-anodised, non-stick cookware.