Being a trendsetter isn’t always ideal. You’re often the “guinea pig,” which could be a good thing or a bad thing. For Admiral Beverage Corporation, it’s a good thing. The company was one of the first bottlers in the country to install injection molding machines, it says. After introducing blow molding lines to both of its production facilities a few years ago, injection molding has enabled the business to become even more vertically integrated.
The modern beverage warehouse is a world of contradictions. Due in part to SKU proliferation, beverage distributors are constantly adapting their warehouses to fit more product in a given amount of space.
As beverage companies look at ways to automate warehouse facilities, equipment manufacturers say that more beverage-makers are looking to automated guided vehicles (AGVs). The Automatic Guided Vehicle Systems Industry Group of the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) stated in its fall 2010 quarterly report titled “New Paths for Guided Vehicles” that automation today is more flexible and more accommodating to changing operational requirements.
MCFA offers a complete line of forklifts through its network of brands
May 16, 2011
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), Houston, manufactures, markets and distributes a complete line of forklifts through Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks and Jungheinrich brand names. In 2010, MCFA
Keeping pace with updates in technology presents an ongoing challenge. The advent of faster computer processors, smartphones and portable devices with more computing power has revolutionized personal and business connectivity.