The statistics regarding warehousing and logistics facilities in Qatar are staggering. Warehousing and logistics parks are all around the country in areas like Industrial Area, Bu Salba, Bu Faseela, Umm Shaharaine, Al Wakra and Al Wukair. The smallest of these parks is around 490,000 square meters and the biggest of which comes in at 4.25 million square meters. Qatar’s aviation industry has become one of the best in the world and Qatar has massive expansion plans for its sea port.
Altug Okay (Managing Director – Equipment, Projects & Industrial Supply, Jaidah Group) gave his view regarding the industry saying, “So much progress and expansion in warehousing and logistics doesn’t come alone. It comes with its own set of challenges. Companies that continue to cling to a rigid and relatively one-dimensional approach to storage and shipping will face major difficulties with remaining competitive. They will have to adopt innovation in intralogistics, like the one that STILL products can provide.”
Hassan Ataya (General Sales Manager – Industrial Supplies Division, Jaidah Group) says, “STILL remains the frontrunner in the warehouse equipment market. We enjoy a healthy market share of intralogistics and warehousing solutions in the country and we are set to expand.”
STILL’s Li-Ion battery technology is suitable for use in three-shift operations. The battery is recharged quickly. Even lunch breaks can be used for charging. It supplies constant voltage throughout the entire application time.
The RX 20 is the most-purchased STILL electric forklift truck. The rapidly accelerating, 20 km/h truck can lift up to 2 tons up to 7.90 meters. It is a compact vehicle for narrow spaces. It has the smallest turning radius in its class. “Owing to the RX20’s popularity, Jaidah maintains a good latest stock of this product,” Attaya commented.
The RX60 has highest handling performance of its class of 3 ton forklift and a spacious cabin with STILL Easy Control on-board computer. It has speeds reaching 21 km/h, so it is tag lined as ‘The Accelerator’ by STILL.
“Reach Trucks are the flagship STILL product with Jaidah,” commented Attaya. The FM-X reach truck’s high residual load capacity means that it can lift loads of up to 1,000 kg to an incredible height of 13 metres. It has Active Load Stabilisation (ALS) – an automatic equalising pulse which provides a fast and effective way of stopping vibrations from occurring at great heights, reducing the waiting time at the shelf by up to 80%. The STILL mast side shift, makes the FM-X an ideal organiser in warehouses for operating high racks, long distance haul and replenishment.
STILL’s VNA (very narrow aisle) machines MX-X and GX-Q enables access to both sides of the aisle in high bay warehouses, without having to turn the truck around. These trucks do not only lift the forks but also the cabin with flexible configurations up to a storage height of over 18 meters. This way these trucks allow to order pick individual articles manually as well as storing and retrieving complete pallets.
Okay remarked, “Growing with the requirements of modern logistics concepts, we have expanded our product range with STILL. For example, the Electric Tractors & Tugger Trains for Aviation Industry.” STILL provides flexible and combinable tugger train systems with Electric Tractors. Fewer staff is required in materials supply. Tugger trucks enable easy handling, even of heavy loads, thanks to specially developed ejector system.
Attaya added, “At Jaidah we value the fact that customers’ business depends on reliability & highest possible availability of your trucks. For customer’s peace of mind, Jaidah Service offers a complete portfolio of services for STILL – from maintenance, repair and full service to spare parts and operator training.”